Brothers and Sisters:
The application process for the IUEC Local 17 Apprenticeship Program closed at midnight January 31. As of the publication date, everyone who completed the application process will have received notice of when to appear for the aptitude test later this month and then in March the oral interview in front of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Good luck to all those who applied to be a part of the best local in the best trade in the trades.
There are currently ten mechanics taking the starter class being taught by John Taylor. If there is enough interest, John will roll into the AC motor class following the starter class. The starter class runs for five weeks and the AC motor class for four.
If you are interested in any continuing educational opportunities, log into the NEIEP website at neiep.org to access any of the virtual classes offered. If there is a particular class you would be interested in seeing offered in person, contact Business Manager John Driscoll Jr at the hall at 216-431-8088 or email him at JEDriscoll@iueclocal17.org.
Just a reminder that if you are to be on a job lasting more than two days, had a child, change in dependents or marital status notify John at the hall.
With the omicron variant of Covid increasing potential infections, the Executive Board may cancel in-person member meetings at the hall in favor of returning to the officer meetings held during the height of the pandemic. Watch your email inbox and the Local website, iueclocal17.org, for updates.
The Entertainment Committee reported that the Retiree’s Dinner is tentatively scheduled for May 20th. This may change depending on the Covid situation leading up to the date. Again, watch your email and the Local website for updates.
As of this writing there are three mechanics on the bench.