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A Mobile App has been developed by the Southeast Missouri Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (SEMO CJAP) that will run on any smart phone.

 

To Access the Mobile App:

  • Using your browser on your phone go to the following URL:   http://m.magmito.com/113574/semocjap
  • Once the page is loaded click the + sign or the directional arrow at the bottom of your browser window and then select to Add to Home Screen.
  • The App should appear on the Home Screen along with your other Apps.

 Or

  •  Scan the QR code below and select to Add to Home Screen.

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Apprentice, Journey Worker, Technology

 

Training Pages Added:

In order to make the selections easier to find a Training Tab has been added that includes pages to three types of training.  These pages will be keep current to reflect current listings of available courses and separated into either Technical classes or Safety classes.  Some classes will satisfy both your Safety requirements as well as your Technical requirements; therefore, these classes will be listed in both categories.  The three pages that have been added under the “Training Tab” are:

Technical Training 

Safety Training 

Computer Training

 
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Posted by on December 11, 2011 in Apprentice, Journey Worker

 

Free Math Lessons…for anyone…progress at your own pace:

You have probably noticed other posts regarding the Khan Academy and related math videos.  The Khan Academy now has a login whereby you can start with very basic math practice exercises and progress at your own pace.  Under your login, the site keeps up with where you are at and the next level you need to advance to.  Once you get to a particular level of math where you may need help, the site will point you to the related videos associated with that math level.  You then have the opportunity to learn that math section, retake the practice exercise, and then progress to the next level.

You can take any math practice exercise for any particular level of math…your choice.  Math is a subject that builds from level to level, if you do not have the basic levels, you will struggle with the more advanced levels.

 

DIRECTIONS TO CREATE A LOGIN AT THE KHAN ACADEMY: 

  • Go to the Khan Academy at:  http://www.khanacademy.org 
  • At the top, on the right, you will see a “Login” tab.  Click that login tab and you will be taken to a page where you can create a login.
  • You will have to either create or use your Google account or your Facebook account, using your existing account username and password.  If you do not already have an account with Google or Facebook, you can create one.
  • Once you are logged in, your name should appear in the upper right corner, at the Khan Academy site.

 

  • Notice, under your name, you can choose one of the following:

WATCH    PRACTICE    COACH    VOLUNTEER    ABOUT

  • Choose PRACTICE:
  • After you choose practice, you will see “Suggested Exercises” on the left and a “Knowledge Map” on the right.
  • The Green Stars will suggest you start with “Addition 1”.
  • Remember, you can complete each exercise and the site will remember what you have accomplished and also point you to related videos to teach you areas where you may be having difficulity.

 

  • If, after you choose PRACTICE, you see a screen telling you that you need to update to the latest browser; I would suggest the following:
  • The site runs well under a different browser known as Firefox.  I would suggest going to http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new  and downloading the free firebox browser.  You can run this browser when working with the Khan Academy site and still run your regular Internet Explorer browser. 

 

DIRECTIONS FOR HELP: 

  • If you would like help with the exercises within the Khan Academy, do the following:
  • Notice, under your name, you can choose one of the following:

WATCH    PRACTICE    COACH    VOLUNTEER    ABOUT

  • Choose COACH:
  • Once at this page, scroll all the way down where you can choose to “Add a Coach”.
  • To choose Bruce Bird as your coach, his ID is Lbrucebird@gmail.com .  Submit that and you will become a student under his account.

Please send Bruce Bird an email notifying Bruce that you are a student.

  • To choose Brian Sides as your coach, his ID is brian1770@gmail.com .  Submit that and you will become a student under his account.

Please send Brian Sides an email notifying Brian that you are a student.

 

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Apprentice, Journey Worker, Technology

 

Training Classes

Please find listed below the Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Skill Advancement Training schedule through April of 2012.  Remember you have to accomplish a minimum of 16 hours of training by April 30, 2012 if you work under the jurisdiction of the Southeast Missouri Commercial and Industrial contract.  Interior Systems is also covered under this contract. 

You are required to accomplish a minimum of 8 hours of Safety training and a minimum of 8 hours of Technical training to receive the May 1, 2012 wage and fringe increase. 

COMPUTER CLASSES – ONLINE are also listed at the bottom of the schedule below.

 

 

 
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Posted by on November 21, 2011 in Journey Worker

 

View your Safety and Technical Certifications:

If you work under the Southeast Missouri (SEMO) Commercial and Industrial Contract you are required to obtain 8 hours of Safety Training and 8 hours of Technical Training each contract year; May 1 through April 30.  Even if you work for an Interior Systems Contractor this requirement is mandatory since interior systems falls under this contract.

The first 8 hours of technical training is due by April 30, 2012 and is tied to your wage increase May 1, 2012.  If you do not have the required 8 hours of technical training, not only will you not get the May 1, 2012 wage increase; actually you will be making less money per hour than the previous year.  This is due to the fact that whatever fringe increases that go into effect May 1, 2012 will be deducted from your wages that you made last year.

Example:

 

  • 5/1/11 – 4/30/12 Wage = $22.12
  • 5/1/12 – 4/30/13 Increase = $1.10
  • The following fringe increase for the 5/1/12 plan year is strictly an example for this illustration and should not be construed to reflect the actual fringe increase that will actually take place on 5/1/12.
  • Possible fringe increase with 5/1/12 plan year = $.80

Member with the appropriate 8 hours of safety training and 8 hours of technical training on May 1, 2012.

  • Beginning May 1, 2012 Wage Rate = $22.42

Member with the appropriate 8 hours of safety but does not have the 8 hours of technical training on May 1, 2012.

  • Beginning May 1, 2012 Wage Rate = $21.32

 

Check what Safety and Technical Certifications are on file for YOU:

  • Log-in to the Carpenters’ District Council website per the directions listed below:
  • If you have not set-up a log-in go to the directions at the bottom of page 2 listed below that reads Not a Registered User?:

 

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in Journey Worker

 

Maintain your Welding Certification:

If you have welding certifications you must maintain them to keep them current.  Only current certifications are listed in the training database for the Carpenters’ District Council of St. Louis.  An American Welding Society (AWS) certification is only valid for six-months; but the certification can be keep valid with proper documentation. 

             An explanation of the process follows:

  • Once you are tested, and passed a welding certification test at one of the training centers that is an AWS accredited testing center.  Either St. Louis, Belleville or Cape Girardeau are accredited testing centers.  You will be given a welding certification stamped by the Certified Welding Inspector at that center.
  • The training center then submits your welding certification to AWS of which the Carpenters’ District Council pays the $30.00 cost that AWS charges to process your certification and your application.
  • AWS then sends the qualified welder an AWS Certified Welder card, a sample of which is below on the first page.  On the front of the card is listed your name, your Certification number that has been assigned by AWS and the last four digits of your Social Security Number.
  • You should carry this card with you and present to your Contractor.  You or your Contractor can access the AWS website to verify your certifications that are current.  The link to this site is:  http://www.aws.org/certification/cw_search.html  .

Once you receive this AWS card bring by one of the training centers so we can update the expiration date in the Carpenters’ District Council database.  THIS AWS CARD DATE IS THE PROCEDURE FOR KEEPING YOUR CERTIFICATION CURRENT.

The back of the AWS card lists the welding certifications that you are qualified in and the expiration date.

MAINTAINING YOUR CERTIFICATION:

  • The initial certification is only valid for six-months.
  • A “Maintenance of Welder Certification” form must be completed and returned to AWS prior to the expiration date.  A copy of this form is listed below and is available at this link:  http://www.aws.org/certification/docs/cw_cert_20110302.pdf  .

 Anytime you receive a new expiration date, please bring a copy by one of the training centers in order to keep the Carpenters District Council training database current.

 Contractors also access this database to check current training for members.

 

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2011 in Apprentice, Journey Worker

 

Fall Training Classes:

Don’t wait until the last minute to get your Safety and Technical Training requirements done.  Please find listed below the SEMO Training schedule through the end of the year 2011.  Remember you have to accomplish a minimum of 16 hours of training by April 30, 2012 if you work under the jurisdiction of the Southeast Missouri Commercial and Industrial contract.

You are required to accomplish a minimum of 8 hours of Safety training and a minimum of 8 hours of Technical training to receive the May 1, 2012 wage and fringe increase. 

Only 4 months left after this training schedule to accomplish this requirement – don’t wait until the last minute.

COMPUTER CLASSES – ONLINE are also listed at the bottom of the schedule below.

 

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2011 in Apprentice, Journey Worker