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Training, Education, & Safety

The OR & SW WA Mason Trades Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), Inland Northwest Masonry Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), and  the State of Montana Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers JATC Local 1 OR- WA-ID-MT JATC provides training, certifications and continuing education programs to the members of the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 1 Oregon/Washington/Idaho/Montana.  These programs begin with training for apprentices, and continue throughout a craftworker’s career in Brick,  Tile, PCC, Marble, Terrazzo, and Refractory work.

Need & Importance of Training & Continuous Education

We believe that training and continuous education enhances the skills, capabilities and knowledge of of our members in their particular trade.  The training process molds the thinking of these members and leads to quality performance out in the field.  It is continuous and never ending in nature.

Training and education is crucial for development and success.  It is fruitful to both employers and employees.  An employee will become more efficient and productive if he is trained well.

The benefits of training can be summed up as:

  1. Improves morale of employees- Training helps the employee to get job security and job satisfaction. The more satisfied the employee is and the greater their morale, the more they will contribute and the lesser will be employee absenteeism and turnover.
  2. Less supervision- A well trained employee will be well acquainted with the job and will need less of supervision. Thus, there will be less wastage of time and efforts.
  3. Fewer accidents- Errors are likely to occur if the employees lack knowledge and skills required for doing a particular job. The more trained an employee is, the less are the chances of committing accidents in job and the more proficient the employee becomes.
  4. Chances of promotion- Employees acquire skills and efficiency during training. They become more eligible for promotion. They become an asset for the organization.
  5. Increased productivity- Training improves efficiency and productivity of employees. Well trained employees show both quantity and quality performance. There is less wastage of time, money and resources if employees are properly trained.