Accreditation and Licensure Information
(updated January 23, 2021)
Mechanical Trades Institute Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust has standards of apprenticeship on file with the US Department of Labor. Inquiries regarding this registration should be addressed to:
US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship
61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Room 6T100 Atlanta, GA 30303
404-302-5897 | https://www.dol.gov/apprenticeship
Mechanical Trades Institute Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust is accredited with the Council on Occupational Education. Inquiries regarding this candidacy status should be addressed to:
The Council on Occupational Education
7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350
770-396-3898 | www.council.org
A: The Council on Occupational Education accredits post-secondary occupational institutions that offer certificate, diploma, or applied associate degree programs. These institutions include public technical colleges, private career colleges (both for-profit and not-for-profit), federal institutions including Army, Navy, and Department of Defense institutions, Job Corps Centers, Registered Apprenticeship Programs, and ERISA Training Institutes. The Council also accredits institutions that offer distance education programs.
A: Accreditation is a status granted to an educational institution or program that has been found to meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality and student achievement. When an institution undergoes the accreditation process, it is judged on a number of established standards and criteria, including its facilities, instructors, curriculum, completion rates, job placement rates, and student experiences. Accreditation is then renewed on a routine basis as along as the institution continues to demonstrate compliance with the standards and commitment to continuous improvement.
For students, accreditation offers greater assurance that the college or program in which they are enrolled will provide them with the education in workforce preparation that it promises and that this education will be more widely recognized by others. For example, students attempting to transfer to another college will find that most institutions won’t accept credits from an unaccredited college.
Grievance and Complaint Procedure
INFORMAL RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES:
Apprentices are encouraged to informally discuss issues or problems that may arise, whether in the Mechanical Trades Institute- Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust (MTI-JATT) or on the job, with the administration, their lead instructors, or their nighttime instructors, to obtain assistance or resolution. The purposes and objectives of the Mechanical Trades Institute Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust can be most effectively achieved through the process of cooperative problem solving.
All apprentices have the right to present grievances regarding terms and conditions of their apprentice training, discipline, wages determinations, attendance determinations, assessments or evaluations, and any other matter or concern related to their enrollment and participation in the Mechanical Trades Institute Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust, using the following procedure:
Step 1: The apprentice shall present a written grievance stating the specific facts and issues that are the subject of the grievance by presenting the written grievance to the administration. The apprentices should complete the student grievance form found on the school’s website, under Quick links, www.mti-jatt.org. The Training Director will investigate and propose an action or resolution. If the apprentices’ grievance is not satisfied with the Training Director’s proposed action or resolution, the apprentice may request the grievance or complain be addressed by the Board of Trustees.
Step 2: The administration shall notify the apprentice of a date and time to appear before the Board for a hearing regarding the grievance. The apprentice must present any documents or witnesses that are relevant to the grievance at the Board hearing. The Board will issue a written decision regarding the grievance within 15 days after the hearing.
Step 3: If the apprentice is dissatisfied with the decision of the Board regarding the grievance, the apprentice can, within 10 days after receiving the decision, appeal the decision in writing to the Board, by presenting the written appeal to the administration. The appeal shall fully state the basis for the appeal. The administration acting on behalf of the Board shall notify the apprentice of a date and time to appear before the Board for a hearing regarding the appeal/grievance. The apprentice must present any additional documents or witnesses that are relevant to the appeal at the Board hearing.
The Board will issue a written decision regarding the appeal within 15 days after the hearing. The decision shall be the final decision of the Board as to all matters of this grievance.
In matters where the student believes that the Mechanical Trades Institute Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust and Board of Trustees has violated its enrollment agreement or other administrative issues, students may register a final appeal with the organizations listed above.