|New JATC Building Update|
Construction is Moving Forward to Renovate the JATC
Our JATC construction project is now underway, and we are hoping to have in-person classes by October if county Covid restrictions are lifted. Members have been investing in the renovation as part of your $1.50 per hour allocation. When construction is complete, it will be a building you can be proud of.
According to Local 332 Business Manager Dan Rodriguez, the goal is to have a building that is both state of the art and conducive to learning. “It will allow us to both better train apprentices and have an industry showpiece to get a leg up on the competition,” he said.
Assistant Business Manager Dan Romero has been heading up the project. He described the open floor plan with high ceilings, polished concrete floors, two underground electrical vaults, and an auditorium for large scale recruitment meetings. “We’re going to be able to bring in 200 young people from the community at a time,” said Dan. “The concept is to create a functional training space to last for current and future members.
“Classes start in September, and according to construction schedule, we might have a few weeks of classes on Zoom before in-person labs are available. However, with Covid, we’ve come to expect the unexpected, so October in-person classes are our hope, but things could change.”
“Thank you to the full membership for your confidence and investment in the JATC during the pandemic. We look forward to the grand opening this fall.”