Frequently Asked Questions

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General

What are the hours of the Training Center?

When apprentice classes are in session, the facility is open from 7:00am to 8:00pm. Monday through Thursday, and 7:00am to 3:30pm on Friday and Saturday. All other times the facility is open from 7:00 am to 3:30pm. If you have questions as to these times please call. (708) 326-9240

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How do I get a DOL certification for an apprentice?

Contact Matthew Majszak at the Training Center.  Please send your information, the name of the apprentice(s) needing certs, and the Contractor Name, Address, City, State, and Zip.  Certs are valid for 90 days, and usually take two business days to receive.  All certifications are sent via e-mail as a secured pdf file. Adobe will be required to read & print.

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I would like to register for a class, who do I contact?

You can call the school between 7:00am and 3:30pm and speak to Kathy or Peggy, e-mail the training center at training@pftf597.org, or register online here.

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Browser differences (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc.)

Different browsers will function differently with certain features on the Local 597 web site. For example, you may click on the "Quicklinks" drop down tab at the top right corner of the screen while in Internet Explorer or Firefox and choose an available link and everything functions just fine; yet if you do the same thing on an iPad using the Safari browser nothing happens. This is because different software vendors (Microsoft, Mozilla, Apple, Google) write software to make these browsers work and there is no uniform set of rules that they adhere to when creating the software.

If you do experience a problem on your personal computer or mobile device, it may be attibuted to the browser, or the configuration of the device. Try the same function on another computer or use a different browser, this will generally eliminate any issues that you may have with a given feature or the way the screens may appear.

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Have an additional question?

Send us an email at training@pftf597.org.

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Applications

How can I apply for the apprenticeship?

Applications are available on the first Wednesday of the month.  Please see the application tab for more information.

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Night Classes

Who can attend night courses?

Any member paying into the Training Fund. Union dues must be up to date.

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What time do night classes start?

Most Journeyperson classes run from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Please see class lists for specific times.

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Building Trades

How can I check on my welding and brazing certs?

First, go to your dashboard, your certifications, and days remaining before expiration are located within. http://pf597.unionfusion.net

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I have checked my certifications online. They are about to expire, what should I do?

Contact the Training Center to verify that they are expired and that your contractor is not going to update your continuity. At that time you will be told to print off a continuity update sheet for your contractor to sign or to come to the Training Center to update.

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I am a Journeyperson, and I want to take a UA test, how do I go about this?

Please check our welding page.  

 

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