Apprentice Resources

MWPR Overview

Agreement Number

At the top is the BOLI issued agreement number, we will receive this from BOLI via email before you receive your Apprentice License (via mail).  Once we receive this number we will generate an MWPR for you and email it to you. Once you receive your MWPR you may then begin recording your hours and acting as an Apprentice. You will need to carry this form with you every work day.

Personal Information

The next section is your personal information, we will enter this prior to sending you the form.  Although the empty section next to your contact information is for you to enter any new contact information, be sure to also submit the Change of Contact Information on the Forms page of our website. 

Month and Year

The next section is the month and year, the year will be pre-entered, you will need to enter the month.  You may spell out the month, or enter it’s number, either is acceptable, as long as it is correct and legible. 

We will provide you with an updated MWPR form when there is a change, such as: the beginning of each calendar year or school year, if you change Training Agents, or when you are Re-rated.


This section is where you will enter your OJT (On the Job Training hours). It is laid out in thirty-one (31) columns, for each day of the month. And seven (7) rows, one for each of the Processes.  At the end of the month you will total each Process and enter the total into the Hours This Month Column. You will then add each Processes monthly total together to get your total OJT for the month.


This is an expansion of the Processes, the numbers in the lower right corner are the minimum required hours for each Process.

Hours Brought Forward

The first column contains Hours Brought Forward, these are the Total Hours To-Date from the previous month’s MWPR. 

Once you have totaled the monthly numbers you will now figure your running total into the Total Hours To-Date column.  This is done by adding the Hours Brought Forward and the Hours This Month totals.  These numbers then become your Total Hours To-Date numbers, which in turn become your Hours Brought Forward on the next month’s MWPR. This gives you a rolling total of exactly where you are in the program each month.

Rolling Over Hours

In the example we see how the Total Hours To-Date from January are transferred over into the Hours Brought Forward on the February MWPR. It is important that you pay close attention to these numbers, more often than not when a carryover error is made it is not in the Apprentice’s favor.

Related Training Hours

This section is used to track Related Training Hours (School). At the end of each Term the instructors provide Area II Plumbers JATC with a Grade & Hour Report: Fall Term – December, Winter Term – March, Spring Term – May.  Area II Plumbers JATC will then give each Apprentice the hours their Instructor reported for them, at this time the Apprentice will add these reported hours to their current Related Training total. The total should be carried over onto each months form, even during the summer when not attending.

TA Signature

Your Training Agent’s information will be pre-filled by Area II Plumbers JATC.  Your Training Agent will also need to answer the questions in this section and sign your MWPR each month.

Apprentice Signature

Be sure to double check you MWPR for legibility, correct math, completeness, and for signatures prior to submitting your MWPR to avoid it being returned to you for correction, and the possibility of it being late. There are consequences for late or incomplete MWPRs.

*As of 2021, apprentices are no longer required to list their current wage. Instead there will be an apprentice statement of certification that includes an attestment of minimum wage received.

Common Errors

BOLI does not like the use of white-out or pencil, and could cause them to disallow a form.  If you do use white-out, or make a correction on your MWPR, be sure to have your Training Agent initial each correction prior to submitting your MWPR to avoid the possibility of having the form returned to you, being late due to making corrections, or being disallowed by BOLI.

Legibility Importance

Legibility is important, if Area II Plumbers JATC can’t read your form, neither can BOLI…if BOLI cant read it they may disallow it! 

If you have Excel on your system we do have an Excel MWPR form.  This form allows you to enter your hours in the date columns and Excel does the math and carryover for you.  If you have Excel and are comfortable with it, you may request an Excel MWPR via email.

MWPR Due Date

Your MWPR is due on the 1st of each month.  Though your MWPR is not late until after the 15th, we strongly recommend that you DO NOT wait until the 15th to submit your MWPR.  Allow enough time for Area II Plumbers JATC to check your form, return it to you if corrections are needed, and return the form prior to the deadline.  Incorrect forms submitted on the 15th are considered late!

*Veteran Apprentices who are GI Bill participants will need to submit their MWPR by 4:30 pm on the 4th of each month to avoid delays in benefit payment. The VA only cuts benefit checks on a specific date once a month, therefore, missing their deadline (5th of the month) will delay payment until the next scheduled cut date.

How To Submit

MWPRs may be scanned and emailed as a pdf, this is the preferred method and usually the clearest.  There are several free scanning apps available, the most commonly used are Cam Scanner & Genius Scan. You may also take a picture of the MWPR and attach it to an email.  When taking a picture of your MWPR be sure to get the entire form, but nothing outside the form.  Incorrectly submitted or blurry image will be returned for correction.  Do not place the image in the body of the email as this often compresses the image and creates issues on the receivers end. We do not recommend faxing your form.

 Per Area II Plumbers JATC Policies & Procedures Apprentices are to keep a copy of each MWPR throughout their Apprenticeship.


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Resource: Chemeketa Foundation Scholarship

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be registered as a student at Chemeketa Community College and:

  • Be carrying a minimum of between 3 to 5 credits per term;
  • Commit to pursuing a degree or certificate in Apprenticeship Programs (Plumbing, HVAC, Electrician and Sheet Metal);
  • Preference given to students who demonstrate financial need;
  • Enrolled in the 1st or 2nd year of their apprenticeship;
  • Preference given to 2nd year students who received the first year apprenticeship scholarship; and Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Students who receive the scholarship in their first year are more likely to receive the scholarship in the second year too, as long as they apply both years. If any of the first year students do not meet the criteria in their second year, the second year scholarships will go to students who have not yet been awarded the scholarship.

Students apply in February/March for the following year. Visit for more information.

Work Ethic Scholarship Program (Annual Scholarship)

  • Each year, we look for the next generation of aspiring workers who will work smart and hard.  The Work Ethic Scholarship Program doesn’t focus on test scores, grades, or grammar.  It’s about the people who share our values and understand the importance of work ethic, personal responsibility, delayed gratification, and a positive attitude.



  • Oregon PHCC is pleased to offer scholarships to Oregon apprentices in plumbing, heating or cooling programs.

2019National Auxiliary Bradford White Industry Scholarship Application

  • Oregon PHCC is pleased to offer scholarships to Oregon apprentices in plumbing, heating or cooling programs.

Construction Trade Scholarships (Annual Scholarship)

  • Eligible students are planning to attend a community collegetechnical institute, or university during the 2019-2020 academic year to study anything from construction management, plumbing or carpentry to landscape architecture or interior design. There is no minimum SAT, ACT or GPA. You must be 18 or older and a U.S. resident.


Pulte Group Build Your Future Scholarship Program (Annual Scholarship)

  • Pulte Group established the Pulte Group/National Housing Endowment Build Your Future Scholarship in 1999 to provide tuition assistance to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the building industry and to address the pressing need for educating and training managers. The vision and mission of this program is to establish a permanent source of scholarship funding to help students nationwide achieve their career goals.

2nd Chance Scholarship (Annual Scholarship)

  • Enter in 10 minutes to win one of five $1,000 College Scholarships.
  • Eligible to citizens and aliens legally residing in the USA with High School Diploma or GED.

2nd Chance Scholarship

High School Step 1 (Annual Scholarship)

  • A total of $20,000 is awarded.  Ten (10) winners will receive a scholarship of $2,000 each.  Only one $2,000 scholarship will be awarded to any single individual from this contest.
  • The scholarship is paid directly to the educational institution in the student’s account to be used for tuition and/or books for the fall 2019 semester. The scholarship monies may be used over a period not to exceed four (4) years.

High School Step 1: Contest Details

National Housing Endowment

  • Multiple Scholarships and grants available.

Schweiger Memorial Scholarship

  • Multiple Scholarships awarded for varying amounts.

Oregon Student Aid – Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion

  • Helps Oregon student plan and pay for college.
  • Grants, Scholarships, and tuition assistance available

Individual Trade Organization Scholarship Opportunities

  • Database available to search for applicable scholarships through individual trade organizations.
  • Many scholarships and aid available

Oregon State Building Trades Council



The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (Annual Scholarship)

  • The NAWIC Founders’ Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) was established in 1963 by NAWIC to assist in providing the construction industry with trained employees through higher education.  Construction is the only industry that encompasses almost every professional discipline.  Literally every career sector is available to you:  trades, project management, administrative, legal, financial, insurance, business owner…the list is virtually endless.  Once someone decides on a career in construction, they then have to find ways to pay for their education.  The NAWIC Founders Scholarship Foundation (NFSF) is here to help.
  • Each year we are pleased to award over $25,000 to worthy recipients in construction-related programs. Award amounts range from $500 to $2,500. Some local chapters award scholarships as well.

NAHB Professional Women in Building Strategies for Success (Annual Scholarship)

  • The National Association of Home Builders’ Professional Women in Building Council represents women in the home building industry. Professional Women in Building benefits include publications, networking and scholarships. The NAHB Professional Women in Building/National Housing Endowment Strategies for Success scholarship fund encourages students to further their education in housing industry-related programs. The Scholarship Fund is supported through the generosity of Council members and individuals and corporations who wish to contribute. NAHB Professional Women in Building Council past National President Deborah Ferland and Austin Ferland initiated the Fund in 2001.

General Contractors License Guide – Women in the Trades

  • This is a great resource for women in the trades
  • Offers general information about the trades, apprenticeship resources, scholarship opportunities, conferences and more to help guide women in the right direction towards a successful career in the trades

Education, Licensing, and Networking Resources for Women in Construction



Resource: Veteran Benefits

  • Veterans interested in using GI Bill benefits register with the Committee, not the College. The first step is getting a Certificate of Eligibility from the Veterans Administration. Then contact the committee administrator for more information.
  • Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs:


Resource: Pell Grant through FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

  • Steps to Access: Fill out the FAFSA for 2018-19 and 2019-20 ( and make sure and put Chemeketa as your school; less than half time as your status (if you are just taking one APR class a quarter); and make sure you are a degree or certificate seeking APR major with Chemeketa (that’s not on the FAFSA, that is your major).
  • You will need tax information for specific years.
  • Contact for help: Chemeketa Financial Aid (make sure they know you are an Apprentice), 503.399.5018 or

Resource: S.T.E.P Program (Snap Training and Employment Program)

  • Provides personal support and coaching to SNAP recipients who are not receiving TANF to help them meet their education and career goals. May help with tuition, books, work clothes and transportation.

Contact: Adam, 503.399.6517

Resource: Chemeketa Food Pantry

  • Chemeketa’s food panty provides up to five items a day.

Location: Bldg. 2, Rm. 176
Hours: Monday-Thursdays 8 am-7 pm; Fridays 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am-4 pm

Resource: Chemeketa Identification Card

Resource: Amazon Student

  • Amazon Student has a variety of discounts and benefits for students.
  • Go to and search for Amazon Student for more information.

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