Changes to Alberta Apprenticeship & Industry Training Scholarships

Yesterday, Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides announced exciting changes to Alberta’s Apprenticeship and Industry Training scholarships program. The new High School Apprenticeship Scholarship program triples the amount of funding available to $1.5 million, providing more students with access to the awards. The program, created as part of the government’s Skills for Jobs plan, is focused on increasing youth’s access to and interest in pursuing an apprenticeship post-secondary education.

The program offers students two scholarships:

The scholarships will be awarded to registered apprentices in the year they graduate from high school. These new scholarships will triple the capacity of the apprenticeship scholarship program, rewarding more high school students who have completed the required courses.

What does this mean for the scholarship associated with your donation?  A simple name change will replace “RAP” with “High School Apprenticeship” in the name of the scholarship. We have also implemented a fully automated procedure, eliminating the need for paper applications and manual processing.  Other criteria will stay the same at this time.

If you have questions or concerns with these new scholarships, please contact Melanie White, Recognition and Retention Supports Coordinator at 780-422-4472 or by email at melanie.white@gov.ab.ca.

Thank you for your support of Alberta’s apprenticeship and industry training program.

CSTS 2020

CSTS 2020 is Here!

It’s FREE until December 31, 2020

To assist in the transition from CSTS-09 to CSTS 2020, the ACSA is offering both versions at no cost until December 31, 2019.

Once completed, could you kindly submit your updated CSTS to Dan or Phil in the Training Centre.

CSTS 2020

Potential Members for the September 2019 General Membership Meeting

NAME STATUS RECOMMENDATION RESULT
TRAN, Minh Tien Helper Accept  A
ZHANG, Zhi Wei 1st Yr. Accept  A

Please take note of Local 110 Bylaws Section 19- all requirements of this section must be met before being issued membership in Local 110.

Section 19 – Membership

19.1        Any Member who applies to join Local 110, if accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), excepting that:

Those Members who lapse out of the union will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing. This amount must be paid in full prior to vote of acceptance by the general membership. A $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership will be paid at the time of New Member Orientation.

19.2        Any individual that makes application to Local 110 and is rejected by vote of the membership.

  • First rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum 3 calendar months.
  • Second rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 6 calendar months.
  • Third or more rejections they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 12 calendar months.

19.3        All new Members, including Members who are transferring their membership to Local 110, must complete New Member Orientation within 180 days from the date they were voted into Local 110 or their membership is void and they will have to reapply for membership.

19.4        New Member Orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and Fort McMurray once every two months.

19.5        Permit members and Travel Card Members requesting membership will not receive their union card and Local 110 will not accept a transfer card, until after the Member has taken the oath of membership referred to in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Constitution at New Member Orientation.

2019 RJW Bursary Program

Good morning Brother & Sisters,
 
The 2019 RJW Bursary Program will be opening up to accept applications on September 3, 2019.
Please use the attached advertisement to inform your membership and those eligible employed by your organizations so their children may take advantage. We have increased the bursaries to $2000.00 this year and offer 100 bursaries to supplement the cost of post-secondary education.

Potential Members for the August 2019 General Membership Meeting

Name

Status

Recommendation

Meeting

Vo, Xuan Huu Helper Accept  A
Tran, Nhat Minh Helper Accept  A
Peltonen, Lacee 1st year Accept  A

Please take note of Local 110 Bylaws Section 19- all requirements of this section must be met before being issued membership in Local 110.

Section 19 – Membership

19.1        Any Member who applies to join Local 110, if accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), excepting that:

Those Members who lapse out of the union will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing. This amount must be paid in full prior to vote of acceptance by the general membership. A $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership will be paid at the time of New Member Orientation.

19.2        Any individual that makes application to Local 110 and is rejected by vote of the membership.

  • First rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum 3 calendar months.
  • Second rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 6 calendar months.
  • Third or more rejections they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 12 calendar months.

19.3        All new Members, including Members who are transferring their membership to Local 110, must complete New Member Orientation within 180 days from the date they were voted into Local 110 or their membership is void and they will have to reapply for membership.

19.4        New Member Orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and Fort McMurray once every two months.

19.5        Permit members and Travel Card Members requesting membership will not receive their union card and Local 110 will not accept a transfer card, until after the Member has taken the oath of membership referred to in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Constitution at New Member Orientation.

 

Local 110 Golf Tournament

On July 14th, 2019 Local 110 held the annual Golf Tournament at the Garrison Memorial Golf & Curling Club. A good time was had by all and most people walked away with a prize.

A big thank you to all of the Local 110 staff for their work on this event dealing with all the organizing set up and tear down. As well thank you to Northern Agent Doug Casemore for spearheading the event. Also a huge thank you to Members Tim Iceton and his wife Lorena along with James Ruddy and his wife Trish and Ralph Bunker for coming out on Sunday and volunteering their time to make this event successful.

We would like to take this opportunity to recognize our sponsors who made this tournament so successful.

Platinum Sponsor

Dewar Western Inc.

Gold Sponsors

Leith Wheeler Investment Council Ltd

Benchmark Decisions Ltd

Golf Balls Sponsor

Synergy Respiratory Care/WOW Centre

Silver Sponsor

Building Trades of Alberta

Bronze Sponsors

Nugent Law

J. Zechner Associates Inc.

DLA Piper

Netsmart

Hole Sponsors

Local 118 – Insulators BC

Local 116 – Insulators NS

EDLC

Local 95 – Insulators ON

Local 119 – Insulators SK

Local 362 – Teamsters

Local 1325 – Carpenters

Local 488 – Plumbers & Pipefitters

Servus Credit Union

Hole in One Sponsor

The Officers of Local 110:

Kevin Lecht

Stacy Edmondson

Doug Casemore

Derek Stock

 

And this year’s winners of the Local 110’s 32nd Annual Rudy Wiederspiel Memorial Golf Tournament were:

Paul Kelly

Wade Logan

Rick Burgess

Sean McDougall 

Potential Members for the July 2019 General Membership Meeting

Name

Status

Recommendation

Meeting

Adzeme-Mpogue, Ghislan 1st Year Accept  A
Adu-Gyamfi, Maxwell Helper Accept  A
O’Brien, Shalagh 1st year Accept  A
McIntyre, Russell 1st year Accept  A
Boyda, Tom 1st year Accept  A
Whiting, Wyatt Firestopper Accept  A

Please take note of Local 110 Bylaws Section 19- all requirements of this section must be met before being issued membership in Local 110.

Section 19 – Membership

19.1        Any Member who applies to join Local 110, if accepted, will pay an initiation fee in the amount of one hundred dollars ($100.00), excepting that:

Those Members who lapse out of the union will pay an additional amount of money which equals the amount owed for union dues and fines at the time of lapsing. This amount must be paid in full prior to vote of acceptance by the general membership. A $200.00 reinstatement fee, to reinstate their membership will be paid at the time of New Member Orientation.

19.2        Any individual that makes application to Local 110 and is rejected by vote of the membership.

  • First rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum 3 calendar months.
  • Second rejection they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 6 calendar months.
  • Third or more rejections they will not be able to make new application for a minimum of 12 calendar months.

19.3        All new Members, including Members who are transferring their membership to Local 110, must complete New Member Orientation within 180 days from the date they were voted into Local 110 or their membership is void and they will have to reapply for membership.

19.4        New Member Orientation will be held in Edmonton and Calgary once every month and Fort McMurray once every two months.

19.5        Permit members and Travel Card Members requesting membership will not receive their union card and Local 110 will not accept a transfer card, until after the Member has taken the oath of membership referred to in the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Constitution at New Member Orientation.

 

Local 110 Office Update

Good day Brothers and Sisters

As we all know the market has slowed more than anyone could have expected. With the number of members currently on the unemployed list, our Local is forced to make significant changes to our operation to reduce costs. Although we endeavor to hold the level of service that our members have come to expect in some areas this may not be possible.

The changes that have been made so far include, the hall will no longer be open in the mornings before the monthly union meetings to provide member services, the staff will no longer be answering phones during the lunch hour 12:00 to 1:00 PM, Local 110 staff including the Training Center have been moved from a 40 hour work week to a 32 hour work week. Although the Union offices will still be open between 8 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday there will be reduced staff, as always it is a good idea for members to have appointments prior to coming to the hall, however this will be extra crucial now as the Business Agents and myself will be required to take on more tasks outside of our regular duties.

The last change has been the most difficult to deal with here in the office and will be the most visible to the membership, is that the Local has laid off two long term employees from our team. Office administrator with Health and Welfare Judy who has been with the Local since 2011 and Executive Administrator Amanda who has been with the Local since 2012. Both of these individuals brought extraordinary skill and efficiency to their positions. Our Local is worse off for having lost them but we wish them the best in their future endeavors.

I thank all the members for their patience and understanding during this time and if you have any questions please contact me at the Edmonton Union office.

In solidarity

Kevin Lecht