School Policies and Procedures
Basic School Policies
Anyone on the properties of the UA Mechanical Trades School
is expected to carry themselves in the manner befitting the UA Standards of
Excellence. They are to be polite and
cooperative with staff and instructors.
Proper safety equipment deemed necessary must be used. Unruly behavior, fighting, stealing,
destruction of property or the use of obscene language will not be tolerated.
Please be aware of the following Property Rules and
Harassment and discrimination will not be
· Speeding or hot-rodding in the parking lots is
strictly prohibited. Do not exceed the 5
mph speed limit.
No smoking is permitted inside the buildings.
Graffiti and other destruction of property are
No alcoholic beverages or narcotics will be
permitted on the school property, buildings or parking lots.
Inclement Weather Policy
In the event of inclement weather, ALL locations will follow the decision of Prince George’s County Community College. If the school system is closed or closes early, our facilities will be closed. If the school system opens late, there will be no affect to our classes. Saturday classes are also subject to this policy.
Follow PGCC’s announcement on all major news networks or use the above link to be notified directly. Do not call the school or union hall to determine if the schools are open or closed. Union sponsored events are not subject to this policy.
All apprentices are encouraged to become familiar with
Apprentice School policies to avoid disciplinary action. Below are some useful links and information
for your benefit.
Apprentices are required to turn in monthly job evaluations,
also known as “report cards.” The
previous months’ report card is to be turned into the apprentice office by the
7th of each and every month, year round. Report cards may be hand carried, faxed,
mailed or emailed (please see the office contact information above or email
your report cards and report card concerns to ReportCard@602training.org). Apprentices that become delinquent with
turning in their report cards are in violation of the Standards. Apprentices that fail to turn in their report
cards will be summonsed to appear before the Committee for disciplinary action.
Report cards must be turned in regardless of employment
status. An unemployed apprentice must
turn in an “Unemployment Report Card” each month as if they were employed.
Employed Apprentice Report Card
Unemployed Apprentice Report Card
Please keep in mind that failing to be prepared for your
classes may be counted as an absence.
Tardiness and leaving early from class will also not be tolerated.
There are no excused absences from class.
If you are having trouble with your attendance, you are
encouraged to talk to the Training Director or Assistant Training Directors.
Apprentices are not permitted under any circumstances to
solicit (to appeal for, to entice or lure) their own job.
A contractor is not allowed under any circumstances, to
solicit (to appeal for, to entice or lure) an apprentice to work for them.
In the event that an apprentice is laid off (RIFed) or
terminated, the apprentice is to immediately report to the apprentice office at
8421 Ardwick Ardmore Road in Landover, MD to see the Training Director or one
of the Assistant Training Directors for their next job assignment or further
All apprentices are given a school calendar at the beginning
of the school year. Your calendar is a
very useful tool that shows things such as the dates of classes changing and
the notice of classes/events you may be required to attend. You should keep your calendar in a safe and
accessible place because you will be held responsible for the information on
it. Please check it frequently.
A copy of the calendar for the upcoming school year will be
posted as soon as it is available.
Current School Calendar
link to be added when it’s done
Deaths and Benefits
Your union dues, initiation fees and death assessments are
handled by the Union Hall. Please
contact them with questions or concerns:
Steamfitters Local 602
8700 Ashwood Drive, 2nd
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
(301) 333-2356 phone
(301) 333-1730 fax
Your benefits are handled by the Benefits office. Please contact them with questions or
Benefits Administration Corporation
9411 Philadelphia Road, Suite S
Baltimore, MD 21237
(800) 618-2879 phone
(410) 444-0035 fax
Communication from the apprentice office will be in the form
of mail or phone calls. If your address and
phone number are not current with the school and you do not receive your mail
or calls – you are responsible – not the apprenticeship office. Not checking your mail, someone else
receiving your mail, etc. is not an excuse to be used with this office.
Please contact the Apprentice Office, Union Hall and
Benefits office whenever you have a phone or address update. You can email the information to the school (firstname.lastname@example.org) or fill out and
send the Member Information sheet to the Apprentice Office.
Member Information Sheet
For school updates, events and other information, you are
encouraged to check out the apprenticeship’s Facebook page: Steamfitters Local 602 Training School.
Apprentices are encouraged to contact the Apprentice Office
with any questions or concerns.
UA Mechanical Trades School
8421 Ardwick Ardmore Road
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 341-1555 phone
(301) 386-3271 fax
7552 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150
(703) 569-0602 phone
(703) 569-5475 fax