These National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) Apprenticeship Standards have as their objective the training of Bus Maintenance Technicians skilled in all phases of bus maintenance. The NJATC and its affiliated Local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees recognizes that in order to accomplish this, there must be well-developed on-the-job learning combined with related instruction. This recognition has resulted in the development of these Apprenticeship Standards.
Developed by the Transportation Learning Center and National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) in cooperation with the
U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
Approved and certified by the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship on 8/25/2010
As of 2007, 25 states have adopted formal elevator and escalator maintenance licensing requirements. The transit agency response correspondingly reflects this regulatory environment, as each agency attempts to develop training specific to their regulating authority. The result is largely an unfunded mandate with which no single transit company can afford to comply. This brief description of the dilemma faced by the industry illustrates the urgent need for national guidelines and related training programs.
The purpose of these National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards (National Guideline Standards) is to provide policy and guidance to local Sponsors in developing these Standards for Apprenticeship for local approval and registration.
The Bus Maintenance Apprenticeship Framework was developed by the National Bus Maintenance Apprenticeship Committee and approved by the U.S. DOL. It is a competency based framework that includes all of the tasks an apprentice should be able to demonstrate as a result of the training. Tasks are based on the ASE task list and APTA training standards. It is only a guide, locations can add or remove tasks to suit their individual operations. Note the various tabs at the bottom.