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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:
IS TILE SCHOOL MANDATORY?
A:
Yes, to be employable an apprentice must attend the NCTI JATC Apprenticeship program classes as required. Attendance, therefore is mandatory.

Q:
WHAT ARE BLUE BOOKS?
A:
Blue books are On-The-Job training records that apprentices must complete and submit on a monthly basis. Failure to submit monthly blue books may result in cancellation of the apprenticeship program.

Q:
WHAT TIME DOES TILE CLASSES BEGIN?
A:
Tile school hours are begin at 6:00AM and end at 2:30PM.

Q:
WHAT DAYS ARE CLASSES HELD?
A:
Classes are held Monday through Friday and are scheduled by groups.

Q:
WHEN ARE BLUE BOOKS DUE?
A:
Blue books are to be turned in every month and are due before the 15th of each month. Blue books can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the Apprenticeship office.

Q:
DO I HAVE TO TURN IN A BLUE BOOK WHEN I AM NOT WORKING?
A:
Yes, you must continue to submit monthly blue books during the time that your unemployed. After 2 months of submitting monthly blue books with zero working hours the Apprenticeship office will place you on Out of Work Status.

Q:
WHAT IS THE OUT OF WORK STATUS?
A:
This is a new classification created to accommodate apprentices that are currently out of work. A letter will be sent informing you that you have been classified as OUT OF WORK and that you are not required to attend school or submit monthly blue books. Once your employment resumes you will need to contact this office immediately so that the NCTI JATC can change your status back to ACTIVE, update your contractor information and schedule your attendance at school. At that time your obligation to submit blue books on a monthly basis will resume. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to notify this office of your employment status, and to comply with all related rules & regulations of the NCTI JATC.

Q:
WHERE IS THE TILE SCHOOL LOCATED?
A:
The Tile School is located at the NCTI Apprenticeship School, 15091 Wicks Blvd., San Leandro, CA 94577
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HOW CAN I APPLY FOR THE TILE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?
A:
Applicants must apply in person. Every Monday (excluding holidays) from 9:00 am to 11:30 am. Please bring your driver license/or photo ID and your diploma/GED/or official transcripts. For more information please call the Apprenticeship office at (510) 632-8453.

 

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