On Oct. 29, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor issued itsfinal rulefor apprenticeship programs, labor standards for registration, and amendment of the regulations in the Federal Register.
An important aspect of
the new regulations changes requirements for apprenticeship instructors, and
states they “must have training in teaching techniques and adult learning
styles, which may occur before or after the apprenticeship instructor has
started to provide the related technical instruction.”
& Plumbing Instructor Workshop, which is sponsored by several industry
organization such as PHCC, ACCA, RSES, AHRI and others, would like to remind
plumbers that this new requirement related to instruction can be met by
attending the 2009 HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop, March 11-13.
Lupson, chair of the 2009 HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop Steering
Committee, announced, “These are important new changes to the ways instructors
must be prepared as they continue to lead apprenticeship and other learning
Those interested should visitwww.instructorworkshop.org. Instructors
and program administrators can see the entire array of educational programs
available for HVACR and plumbing instructors.
These new DOL regulations will take
effect Dec. 28, 2008. State apprenticeship agencies have up to two years to
come into compliance with all provisions of the new regulations. (The fill set
of regulations may be found at theU.S. Department of Labor website.)
registration and lodging information for the 2009 HVACR & Plumbing
Instructor Workshop can be foundhere.
There is no registration fee to attend this industry event sponsored by ACCA, AHRI, CARE,
HARDI, NATE, PHCC Educational Foundation, RSES and SkillsUSA.