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September 18, 2018 - Minutes of Public Meetings - Apprenticeship and Training Council

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Mr. William C. Taylor called the Council meeting to order at 9:07 a.m. at the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local No. 24 Joint Apprenticeship Committee and welcomed all Council members, staff and guests in attendance. Mr. Cavey introduced Lino Cressotti, Business Manager for Local No. 24 of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers, who welcomed the Council meeting to their training facility He noted that their apprenticeship program is expanding and that they hope to make an addition to their facility to accommodate additional training space. He invited those who would be interested to remain after the meeting and he would provide them with a tour of their training facility.

PRESENT:

COUNCIL MEMBERS:
William C. Taylor - Chairperson, Public Representative
Brian S. Cavey - Employee Representative
Allen B. Clinedinst III - Employee Representative
Norbert R. Klusmann, Sr. – Employee Representative
Alexander E. Poling - Employee Representative
David J. Wilson, Sr. - Employee Representative
Michelle L. Butt - Employer Representative

Ronald Leonard - USDL/OA Ex Officio

OTHERS:
The Honorable Larry Hogan – Governor of Maryland
James Rzepkowski - Assistant Secretary for Workforce Development and Adult Learning, DLLR
Christopher D. MacLarion - MATP
Kelton Addison - MATP
Ginamarie Best - MATP
Kevin Hunt - MATP
André Keyser - MATP
Teresa Mena - MATP
Mark Millen - MATP
Jennifer D. Runkles - MATP
Jane Sinclair - MATP
John P. Taylor - MATP
John F. Vontran - MATP
Bill Allen - National Association of Insurance Professionals, Inc.
Stephanie Anderson - Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors of Maryland
S.K. Bhaskar - University of Maryland University College
Lacy Capshaw - Washington County Government
Dave Brown - Middle River Aircraft Systems
Paul Champion - TranZed Apprenticeship Services, LLC
Kristen K. Cornish - Kleppinger Electric Company, Inc.
Brian Courtian - Finishing Trades Institute of Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Vicinities
Lino Cressotti - Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local No. 24
Steven Cullum - Middle River Aircraft Systems
John Danko - Danko Arlington, Inc.
Daniel DiVito - Washington County Government
George Earl - Corsair’s Ventures
Robert T. Eaton - Mid-Atlantic Carpenters’ Training Centers
Mike Galiazzo - Regional Manufacturing Institute
Kathy Gress - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter
Timothy T. Haley - Washington, D C. Joint Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee
Ronald Harden - National Association of Insurance Professionals, Inc.
Alfred Isaacs - Purple Line
Becky Kemp - Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership, Inc.
Boni King - Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Ion King - Corsair’s Ventures
Melissa Lehman - U.S. Department of Labor
Kenneth Liller - Verso Corporation JAC
Amos McCoy - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter
Charles McGee - Operating Engineers Local 37 JATC
Chris Motz - Purdue University Global
Gary Murdock - Steamfitters Local No. 602 JATC
Jeffrey W. Smith - DLLR/DWDAL
David Springham - Baltimore JATC for the Electrical Industry
Britta Vanderlinden - DLLR/Office of the Secretary
Georgeta L. Wainwright - Delaware Elevator, Inc.
Charles Wallace - Maryland State Department of Education
William Werneke - Community College of Baltimore County
Neil E. Wilford, Jr. - Baltimore JATC for the Electrical Industry
Cheyenne Wheeler - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Chesapeake Shores Chapter
Robert F. Yeatman, Jr. – International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local No. 10 Joint Apprenticeship Committee

I.The first order of business was the approval of the minutes of the July 10, 2018 Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council meeting. Mr. William Taylor informed Council members that the minutes of the July 10, 2018 Council meeting would be presented for approval at the November 13, 2018 meeting.

II. DIRECTOR’S REPORT:

A. Mr. MacLarion presented Council members an update on the status of Apprenticeship USA Grant. He stated that monitoring of the grant went well and in exit interviews, the USDOL Employment and Training Federal Project Officer made it a point to talk about how effective the Council was, how the communicated and interacted as a group and found ways to move agenda items forward while still maintaining the high standards of apprenticeship.

B. Council members were provided with an update on the status of the Apprenticeship Training Fund. Mr. MacLarion stated that the balance in the fund as of September 30, 2018 after all obligations was $619,468.88. Contributions coming into the fund were $22,542. 95 for the month of July and $30,464.96 for the month of August.

C. Mr. MacLarion announced that there were now 55 apprenticeship program sponsors on the Eligible Training Provider List; an increase of 3 since the previous Council meeting.

D. Council members and guests were reminded of the $1,000 tax credit for hiring an new employee and registering them as an apprentice if they work for seven months or longer in a tax year. An apprentice can be hired in one year and get their seven months or or longer in the following year and the employer can claim the tax credit for that year.

E. As had been reported at the July Council meeting, Youth Apprenticeship would be expanded across the state. Mr. MacLarion reported that Dorchester County has signed an Memorandum of Understanding and has joined Frederick County and Washington County in what is now Apprenticeship Maryland. He also stated that meetings had been held with school systems in Howard County, Prince George’s County, Caroline County and Allegany County and all are interested in joining Apprenticeship Maryland as well.

F. Mr. MacLarion invited Council members and guests to remain following the meeting for a ceremony and refreshments in celebration of Maryland reaching 10,000 apprentices for only the second time.

III. OLD BUSINESS:

A. PROGRAM REVISIONS:

1. Verso Corporation Multicraft Joint Apprenticeship Committee (John F. Vontran) – Request for reactivation of Standards of Apprenticeship for the occupation of Instrument-Industrial Maintenance Technician. Revision to hours of on-the-job training from 10,400 hours to 10,000 hours.
This request was tabled at the July 10, 2018 Council meeting as a representative from Verso Corporation was not able to attend that Council meeting.

Mr. Vontran presented this request to the Council and introduced Kenneth Liller who was present at the Council meeting representing the Verso Corporation Multicraft Joint Apprenticeship Committee. He informed Council members that this program had been inactive since 2016. It has a 96% completion rate having completed 187 out of 196 apprentices registered.

A motion to approve this request for reactivation of Standards of Apprenticeship for the occupation of Instrument-Industrial Maintenance Technician with a revision to the hours of on-the- job training from 10,400 hours to 10,000 hours was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

IV. NEW BUSINESS:

A. NEW PROGRAMS:

1. Community College of Baltimore County (John F .Vontran) - Occupation of Machinist. Related instruction to be through the Community College of Baltimore County. Request for registration of an Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority and female apprentices.

Mr. Vontran presented this request for registration of Standards of Apprenticeship to the Council and introduced William Werneke who was present at the Council meeting representing the Community College of Baltimore County.

Mr. Klusmann inquired as to who would be providing the on-the- job training. Mr. Vontran responded that it is a group nonjoint apprenticeship program and that the on-the-job training would be provided by the sponsor’s participating employers.

Mr. Klusmann stressed that the college needed to report apprentices’ actual number of clock hours attended rather than just a certificate showing that they had completed a course. Mr. Werneke replied that they would track the actual number of hours attended.

A motion to approve this request for registration of Standards of Apprenticeship was made by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Ms. Butt and unanimously approved.

A motion to approve the Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority and female apprentices was made by Ms. Butt, seconded by Mr. Cavey and unanimously approved.

2. Middle River Aircraft Systems JAC (John F. Vontran) – Occupations of Electrician (Maintenance), Machine Repairer, Millwright, Pipefitter and HVACR Technician. Related instruction to be through the Community College of Baltimore County. Request for registration of an Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority and female apprentices.

Mr. Vontran presented this request for registration of Standards of Apprenticeship to the Council and introduced Dave Brown and Steven Cullum who were present at the Council meeting representing Middle River Aircraft Systems JAC.

Mr. Klusmann asked who would cover the cost of the related instruction classes at the Community College of Baltimore County. Mr. Cullum responded that the cost of the tuition would be paid by the company.

A motion to approve this request for registration of Standards of Apprenticeship was made by Mr. Klusmann, seconded by Mr. Cavey and unanimously approved.

A motion to approve the Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority and female apprentices was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Poling and unanimously approved.

3. National Association of Insurance Professionals, Inc. (John F. Vontran) – Occupation of General Insurance Associate. Related instruction to be through the National Association of Insurance Professionals, Inc. Request for ratio of two (2) apprentices to one (1) journeyworker. Request for registration of an Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority females.

Mr. Vontran presented this request for registration of Standards of Apprenticeship to the Council and introduced Ronald Harden who was present at the Council meeting representing the National Association of Insurance Professionals, Inc. Mr. Vontran informed Council members that this request for registration of Standards of Apprenticeship had been submitted late in 2017, however, there were changes that needed to be made before submitting it to the Council for their review and approval. He added that both he and Mr. MacLarion had worked with Mr. Harden on completing that.

Mr. Vontran also informed Council members that when apprentices complete the one year of on-the-job training and related instruction, they will have two licenses that are recognized and accepted in Maryland; one for property and casualty and one for life, health and accident.

Mr. Harden stated that they could accept apprentices as young as 17 years old as their licensing examination scores would be good for one year so that they could receive their licenses upon turning 18 and added that high school graduation would not be a requirement provided that an individual could read on a basic level. He also stated that ex-offenders could be considered for licensing by the Maryland Insurance Administration as that would be considered on a case by case basis.

Mr.Harden went on to provide Council members with an overview of how the apprenticeship program would be structured. He stated that for someone without an insurance license, the first 40 to 60 hours would be unpaid classroom instruction to prepare them for their first license after which they would start to work with an insurance agency. Mr. MacLarion added that an individual would not become a registered apprentice until after they have completed the first 40 to 60 hours of instruction.

Mr. William Taylor inquired about how the program would recruit its apprentices. Mr. Harden stated that they would recruit apprentices from the career centers and through organizations within the community. Mr. William Taylor suggested that they also recruit apprentices from local school systems that offer business programs.

A motion to approve this request for registration of Standards of Apprenticeship with a ratio of one (1) apprentice to one (1) journeyworker during the first year provisional period was made by Mr. Klusmann, seconded by Mr. Wilson and unanimously approved.

A motion to approve the Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority and female apprentices was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

B. PROGRAM REVSIONS:

1. Washington County Department of Water Quality (Jennifer D. Runkles) – Revisions to add multiple related instruction providers and to increase the journeyworker hourly wage rate.

A motion to approve this revision was made by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Ms. Butt and unanimously approved.

2. Kleppinger Electric Company, Inc. (Jane Sinclair) –Request for registration of an Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority and female apprentices.

A motion to approve the request for registration of an Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority and female apprentices was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Wilson and unanimously approved.

3. Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter (John P. Taylor) – Revision to the length of the probationary period from the first 500 hours to twenty-five (25%) of the term of apprenticeship for each registered occupation.

Mr. MacLarion informed Council nembers this revision would put this program in line with other large apprenticeship program sponsors that already have twenty-five percent (25%) of the full term of apprenticeship as their probationary period. He also stated that this is the length of the probationary period that is now stated in the printed standards forms.

A motion to approve this revision made by Ms. Butt and seconded by Mr. Wilson resulted in a tie with three (3) Council members in favor of the motion and three (3) opposed. The chair then voted in favor of the motion and the motion carried.

4. Danko Arlington, Inc. (John F. Vontran) – Request for reactivation of Standards of Apprenticeship for the occupation of Machinist (CNC) and adding the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership as a related instruction provider and an increase in the journeyworker hourly wage rate. Request for registration of an Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority and female apprentices.

Mr. Klusmann wanted to know whether there would be rigid standards for the testing of competencies. Ms. Kemp from the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership explained that process to the Council members.

A motion to approve the request for reactivation of Standards of Apprenticeship for the occupation of Machinist (CNC) and the requested revisions to them was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Poling and unanimously approved.

A motion to approve the Affirmative Action Plan with apprentice selection procedures and goals and timetables for minority and female apprentices was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

5. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (John F. Vontran) – Revision to add the Association of Air Conditioning Professionals as a related instruction provider for the occupation of HVACR Technician.

A motion to approve this revision was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

6. TranZed Apprenticeship Services LLC (John F Vontran) – Revisions to add the occupations of Data Science & Analytics Level 1, Secure Software Programming, and Medical Assistant and to add Purdue University Global, University of Maryland University College, Corsair’s Ventures as related instruction providers.

Mr. Klusmann questioned the $18.00 per hour journeyworker wage rate for the occupation of IT Professional. Mr. Vontran replied that this is a group nonjoint apprenticeship program and that individual participating employers established the actual journeyworker hourly wage rates for their companies. Mr. Vontran added that he would review the Employer Acceptance Agreement Supplemental Forms for their current participating employers and if a higher average journeyworker hourly wage rate found, the average wage rate reported on the Standards Report Form would be amended.

A motion to approve the revisions to add the occupations of Data Science & Analytics Level 1, Secure Software Programming and Medical Assistant and to add Purdue University Global, University of Maryland University College and Corsair’s Ventures as related instruction providers was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

C. PROGRAM REVIEWS (Five (5) or More Apprentices):

1. Baltimore County Police Department (John F. Vontran).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Cavey and unanimously approved.

At this point there was a break in the meeting upon the arrival of Governor Larry Hogan. Assistant Secretary Rzepkowski read a message from Secretary Schulz who was unable to be in attendance at the meeting due to another commitment.

In her message Secretary Schulz extended congratulations to the Council on the great news of reaching 10,000 apprentices registered in the State of Maryland. She expressed her disappointment for not being able to celebrate with the Council but that the Council’s special guest would make up for it. She reminded Council members that three years ago Governor Hogan had challenged the Council to surpass 10,000 apprentices by the end of the first term. She added that as important as quantity of apprentices is, it is the quality of our program that is most important.

Governor Hogan expressed his excitement and thanked the Council for all of its hard work in reaching that goal. He thanked everyone out there for their focus on apprenticeships, workforce development and job training trying to get people the skills that they need and that apprenticeship has been a great part of that. He noted that reaching 10,000 apprentices was a great milestone to make.

2. Dixon Valve & Coupling Company (Kelton Addison).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Klusmann, seconded by Mr. Cavey and unanimously approved.

3. International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Ironworkers, Local No. 568 JATC (Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Cavey, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

4. International Union of Elevator Constructors Local No. 10 Joint Apprenticeship Committee (Ginamarie Best).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

5. International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 77 (Ginamarie Best).

A motion to approve this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Clinedinst and unanimously approved.

6. International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 99 (Ginamarie Best).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Klusmann, seconded by Ms. Butt and unanimously approved.

7. Mid-Atlantic Carpenters’ Training Centers – Cumberland, Maryland (Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Clinedinst, seconded by Mr. Poling and unanimously approved.

8. Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Company (Mark Millen).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Klusmann, seconded by Mr. Cavey and unanimously approved.
9. Ralph G. Degli Obizzi & Sons, Inc. (John F. Vontran).

Mr. Vontran noted that underutilization of minorities and women had been found and that he had provided them with information on expanding their recruitment outreach. He stated that staff would make a follow-up review in six months to see how they have been progressing in their outreach efforts.

Mr. Clinedinst questioned how the program could have been registered since 2007 without having graduated an apprentice. Mr. Vontran responded that he had not seen any apprentice completions in AIMS but that he would check on this and report back to the Council.

A motion to table this review in order for staff to provide the Council with additional information was made by Mr. Poling, seconded by Mr. Cavey and unanimously approved.

10. Reinforcing Ironworkers Local 201 JATC (Ginamarie Best).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Ms. Butt, seconded by Mr. Cavey and unanimously approved.

11. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative JATC (Jane Sinclair).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Klusmann, seconded by Mr. Clinedinst and unanimously approved.

12. Sheet Metal Workers Local Union No. 100 – Cumberland Area JATC (Jennifer D. Runkles).

Employee representative Norbert Klusmann recused himself from the Council’s consideration of this item of business.

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Wilson and approved with five (5) Council members in favor of the motion, none opposed and one (1) abstention.

13. Verso Corporation (Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Clinedinst, seconded by Mr. Poling and unanimously approved.

14. Volvo Group Trucks Operations (Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Ms. Butt, seconded by Mr. Clinedinst and unanimously approved.

15. Washington, D.C. Electricians JATC, I.B.E.W. Local No. 26 (Ginamarie Best).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Clinedinst and unanimously approved.

16. Washington, D.C. Joint Plumbing Apprenticeship Committee (John F. Vontran).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Clinedinst, seconded by Mr. Cavey and unanimously approved.

17. Western Maryland JATC for the Electrical Industry (Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to accept this review, with staff findings and recommendations, was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Clinedinst and unanimously approved.

D. PROGRAM REVIEWS (Fewer Than Five (5) Apprentices):

1. The following program reviews had been performed and the programs were found to be conducted in a satisfactory manner. [No Council Action Required]:

a. Delmarva Power (John F. Vontran) – Occupation of Line Repairer.

b. Dynamic Automotive (Teresa Mena) – Occupation of Automobile Mechanic.

c. KMP Mechanical, LLC (Kelton Addison) – Occupation of Millwright.
d. Montgomery County Public Schools, Department of Facilities (Ginamarie Best) – Occupation of HVAC Technician.

e. Worthington Armstrong Venture (Kelton Addison) – Occupations of Tool & Die Maker, Maintenance Electrician and Maintenance Mechanic.

E. VOLUNTARY REQUESTS FOR CANCELLATION OF STANDARDS OF APPRENTICESHIP:

1. Kenlee Precision Corporation effective August 29, 2018.

2. Total Civil Construction and Engineering, LLC effective August 7, 2018.

A motion to accept the voluntary requests for cancellation of Standards of Apprenticeship for Kenlee Precision Corporation and Total Civil Construction and Engineering, LLC as per the dates requested was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

F. OTHER BUSINESS:

1. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of American Metal Fabricators, Inc. (MATC No. 2079 (Christopher D. MacLarion).

2. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of the Bowie Therapeutic Nursery Center, Inc. (MATC No. 2123) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

3. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of C&H Mechanical, Inc. (MATC No. 2032) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

4. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of CJM Electric Service (MATC No. 2063) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

5. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Delmarva Oil, Inc. (MATC No. 2154) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

6. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Hatch & Kirk Manufacturing, Inc. (MATC No. 2016) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

7. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Hillside Barber Shop (MATC No. 1376) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

8. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Hi-Tech Plastics, Inc. (MATC No. 2102) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

9. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Irvington Tool & Die Company (MATC No. 772) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

10. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of J.S. Klapic & Co. (MATC No. 1992) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

11. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of J.R. Holbrook Electric, Inc. (MATC No. 2159) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

12. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Kimmel Tires and Auto Service (MATC No. 1792) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

13. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Matt Hammett Plumbing, Inc. (MATC No. 2221) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

14. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of New Horizon Child Development Center (MATC No.2134) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

15. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Top Roofing, Inc. (MATC No. 2168) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

16. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Wallworks USA, Inc. (MATC No. 2181) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

17. Recommendation for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship program of Wee Care Child Development Center (MATC No. 2139) (Christopher D. MacLarion).

A motion to consider the recommendations for deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for these defunct apprenticeship programs as a group was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Poling and unanimously approved.

A motion to proceed with the deregistration of Apprenticeship Standards for the defunct apprenticeship programs of American Metal Fabricators, Inc.; Bowie Therapeutic Nursery Center, Inc.; C&H Mechanical, Inc.; CJM Electric Service; Delmarva Oil, Inc.; Hatch & Kirk Manufacturing, Inc.; Hillside Barber Shop; Hi-Tech Plastics, Inc.; Irvington Tool & Die Company; J.S. Klapic & Co.; J.R. Holbrook Electric, Inc.; Kimmel Tires and Auto Service; Matt Hammett Plumbing, Inc.; New Horizon Child Development Center; Top Roofing, Inc.; Wallworks USA, Inc.; and Wee Care Child Development Center was made by Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Clinedinst and unanimously approved.

18. Mid-Atlantic Carpenters’ Training Centers (John F. Vontran) - Request for after-the-fact registration and completion of an apprentice Carpenter.

A motion to approve this request was made by Mr. Klusmann, seconded by Mr. Clinedinst and unanimously approved.

19. Request for the approval of Dustin Construction to be an eligible employer for Apprenticeship Maryland (Youth) (Teresa Mena).

A motion to approve this request was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Ms. Butt and unanimously approved.

20. Request for the approval FJB Engineering to be an eligible employer for Apprenticeship Maryland (Youth) (Teresa Mena).

A motion to approve this request was made by Mr. Cavey, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

21. Request for the approval of Toothman Orthodontics to be an eligible employer for Apprenticeship Maryland (Youth) (Teresa Mena/Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to approve this request was made by Mr. Poling, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

22. Request for the approval of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Cumberland Valley Chapter to be an eligible employer for Apprenticeship Maryland (Youth) (Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to approve this request was made by Mr. Klusmann, seconded by M. Cavey and unanimously approved.

23. Request for the approval of Caldwell Manufacturing to be an eligible employer for Apprenticeship Maryland (Youth) (Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to approve this request was made by Mr. Poling, seconded by Mr. Klusmann and unanimously approved.

24. Request for the; approval of Electromet Corporation to be an eligible employer for Apprenticeship Maryland (Youth) (Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to approve this request was made by Mr. Clinedinst, seconded by Ms. Butt and unanimously approved.

25. Request for Valentine Electric to be an eligible employer for Apprenticeship Maryland (Youth) (Jennifer D. Runkles).

A motion to approve this request was made by Mr. Clinedinst, seconded by Ms. Butt and unanimously approved.

26. Informational items:

a. Proposed schedule of Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council meetings for calendar year 2019. This was an informational item only. Approval of the Council meeting schedule for calendar year 2019 will be done at the November 13 2018 Council meeting.

Mr. Clinedinst commented on the number of program reviews that had been presented to the Council that had found that there was underutilization of minority and/or female apprentices. There was Council discussion of the resources that would be available that sponsors could utilize for recruiting minority and female apprentices and organizations that sponsors could partner with for recruiting. Mr. William Taylor suggested that in the future, representatives from the Urban League be invited to attend a Council meeting for a discussion with Council members on recruitment.

Mr. Wallace reported that the student organizations in the school systems serve a diverse population of students. In the skills competitions, many students are crossing over to what have been traditionally viewed as either male occupations or female occupations. The four student organizations in Maryland that are oriented towards career and technology students serve over 100,000 students.

Mr. Leonard brought to the attention of Council members the two DOL websites for apprenticeship. The first is www.dol.gov/apprenticeship that is the main website for the Office of Apprenticeship. He noted that that website had undergone a number of changes and additions. The second is a new website www.apprenticeship.gov that is a website for individuals searching for a particular apprenticeship. He added that that website is expected to grow to provide additional tools for jobseekers and employers.

There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting of the Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council was adjourned at 12:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Christopher D. MacLarion
Secretary
Maryland Apprenticeship and Training Council