Congratulations to the class of 2014. Ceremonies were held on Friday 5/2/14 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. There were 63 graduates for the class of 2014.
Awards were given to three top graduates for each program. Israel Arellano - Inside Program, Aaron Gardinier - Limited Energy Program, and Jason Scribner - Limited Residential Program.
There was also a special award given to retiring instructor Jeff Luby for his seven years of service to the training center and 37 years as an IBEW member.
Some of the notable people in attendance were Michael Callanan-Executive Director for the NJATC, Timothy Gauthier-NECA Chapter Manager, Gary Young- IBEW Business Manager, Rodney Belisle-NIETC Director, Ryan Beyers-Milwaukee Tool Representative, Lee Bowman- Platt Electric Supply, officers and staff of IBEW LU 48 and NECA Oregon-Columbia Chapter.
New CEU requirements have been established in Oregon, effective December 22, 2012.
This will have a staggered effect on license holders, but ultimately will affect anyone with an electrical license. The new requirement is as follows:
Electrical License holders in Oregon who currently are required either 16 or 24 hours of continued education will need to include 4 hours of Oregon Rule and Law to the existing requirement to renew their license during future renewal cycles. This will be in addition to the already required Code Change requirement but will not increase the 16 or 24 hours required.
For a General Journeyman, This will equate to the original 8 hours of code change, the new requirement of 4 hours of Oregon Rule and Law and the remaining 16 is of the license holders choice, code change or code related. Keeping in mind, a Washington WAC class will not count for Oregon CEU’s. This new requirement will be enforced during the 2015 renewal cycle.
For a Supervising Electrician, this will go into effect after October 1, 2013 and be required during the 2016 renewal cycle. This will mean 12 hours of Code Change and 4 hours of Rule and Law, leaving 8 hours of your choice.
For Limited residential electricians, this is also in effect during the 2015 renewal requiring 4 hours or Rule and Law in addition to the required 8 hours of Code change, leaving 4 hours of your choice.
Limited Energy A and B, requiring 8 hours of Code Change must incorporate the Rule and Law into the required code change. This is effective October 1, 2014 and will be required during the 2017 renewal cycle.
The training center is offering separate 4 hour rule and law classes to meet the needs of the license holders.
The following table is provided by Oregon BCD
The following licenses require completion of a separate 4-hour Oregon Rule and Law course, in addition to the code-change requirement, after the dates listed below:
General Journeyman Electrician
Limited Residential Electrician
General Supervising Electrician*
Limited Supervising Electrician*
October 1, 2014
Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician
The following licenses do not require completion of a separate 4-hour Oregon Rule and Law course after the date listed below. That material will be included in code-change courses for these licenses.
Limited Maintenance Electrician
Class A Limited Energy Technician
Class B Limited Energy Technician
Limited Renewable Energy Technician
Limited Journeymen Sign Electrician
*NOTE: Supervising electricians will also now be required to complete 12 hours of code-change education.
In today's construction market, more and more jobs offered are on a " will interview" basis.
With so much technology in the industry today, your resume is as important as are the tools in your tool bucket. Contractors are looking for people who can demonstrate that they have training and on the job experience in many areas.
To assist you in your quest for that perfect fit, we have developed a resume builder linked to your account in the "Journeyman Services" portion of our website. You can log into "Journeymen Services" and access the "Resume Builder" tab on the upper portion of the page. This opens a template for you to use, where you can fill in personal data, add an opening statement or introduction, provide previous employment history and any other personal information. As you proceed through the builder, it will ask you to "Save and Continue" regularly so you can stop at any point and return later to complete the resume. Once you have added all of the personal information that you have, it will prompt you to select class information and certifications that you have completed through the training center. All of this information is pulled from your records within our database. Once you have made final selections, you will select a template from the options and then "Save and Print". Once you have done this, you can review the document, go back and make changes or simply print and be on your way.
This standardized format will help you to create a professional looking resume that will be recognizable to our contractors, iidentify that you have been working in the industry, and demonstrate your training through NIETC records. You will also be able to revisit your resume when your training or work experience has changed, enabling you to always have a a current resume.
Go to www.NIETC.org , hover on the journeyman tab and select "Journeyman Services", follow the log-in instructions and you are on your way to a professional resume.