The new DOL requirement related to instruction can be met by attending the 2009 HVACR & Plumbing Instructor Workshop, March 11-13.
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.”
The HVACR & 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
Warren 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.