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Stanford University and SEIU HEW Local 2007 Joint Apprenticeship Program Summary

In the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Stanford University and the SEIU HEW Local 2007 the parties agreed to establish an organized, planned system of Apprenticeship known as the Apprenticeship Program.

The Apprenticeship Program is a joint undertaking by the Stanford University and the SEIU HEW Local 2007 (Union) and administered by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC).

The purposes of the Apprenticeship Program are to:

  • Provide on-the-job training for workers as Apprentices at the University in mutually agreed upon trades;
  • Provide current workers of the University an opportunity to expand their career choices and pathways to journey-level positions within the University;
  • Provide the University with superior quality workers while at the same time protecting the rights of Union members.

On-the-Job Training

An Apprentice will satisfactorily complete a requisite number of On-the-Job Training hours in specifically designed work processes to provide the Apprentice with the required work experience to qualify for Journey Worker status in his/her trade.

Educational training provided through coursework (Related and Supplemental Instruction)

  • An Apprentice shall satisfactorily complete prescribed courses of Related and Supplemental Instruction.
  • The purpose of Related and Supplemental Instruction is to teach Apprentices those applied academics in subject areas critical to job performance, but not adequately or effectively taught on the job.
  • The Related and Supplemental Instruction will be paid from University STAP funds.
  • $100 of STAP funds for employees covered by the SEIU Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) are reallocated for the Apprenticeship Program (see CBA for more information).
  • Apprentices have the responsibility to enroll in and attend all classes of Related and Supplemental Instruction to satisfactorily complete their course of study.
  • Apprentices have the responsibility to know their schedules of classes and purchase the necessary tools and books or other materials required for each class.
  • Costs of necessary tools, books or other materials will be paid in accordance with University staff development programs and the CBA.

Additional Information

At this time, the program offers three trades for apprenticeship, which are specifically outlined in the Standards of: The Stanford University and SEIU HEW Local 2007 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (PDF):

  1. Maintenance Mechanic (See Standards, Appx. D for information on course of study)
  2. High Volt Electrician (See Standards, Appx. E for information on course of study)
  3. Maintenance Mechanic – Residential (See Standards, Appx. F for information on course of study)

Review the State of California Apprenticeship Program Approval Letter (PDF)

Read a recent news article about the program and see photos of the first four apprentices!

For more information on these apprenticeships and/or the Apprenticeship Program in general, please contact Kathy Mertens, Apprenticeship Coordinator at kmertens@stanford.edu or at 650-723-4083.