A message from the 343 Labor Management Committee


As you may or may not be aware, the U.S. Department of Labor updated the Federal Regulations for Registered Apprenticeship programs and program sponsors (29.CFR.30) to provide periodic anti-harassment training to all apprentices and other individuals who work on a regular basis with apprentices.  This includes, but is not limited to, mentors, journeyworkers, supervisors, etc. 

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 343 (IBEW 343) and the Minneapolis Chapter of the National Electrical Contractions Association (NECA) firmly believe that there is no place for any form of harassment in the workplace.  We are making a joint effort to work toward ending all forms of harassment in our industry by taking steps toward a cultural shift in our offices and on jobsites.

Harassment can occur in many forms and not easily identifiable.  We, IBEW 343 and NECA, have taken the position that we want all contractors, their staff and every Local 343 member to take an online course provided through Electrical Training Alliance if your company does not currently have a training mechanism in place. All inside and residential apprentices currently receive this training through the South Central Minnesota JATC and do not need to be registered for this course.

The Harassment Prevention course will take approximately an hour to complete and requires completion of a quiz before moving on to the next section.  At the end of the training, a certificate of completion will be generated.  There is a cost to this course, which will be paid for by the IBEW 343 – Minneapolis NECA Labor-Management Cooperative Committee (LMCC).

Registration Instructions

  • Go to https://lms.protechskillsinstitute.org/login/index.php and follow steps to creating an account.
  • Program ID: MN 1380
  • Password: IBEW-NECA
  • Filter Group: JW Continuing Ed
  • You will receive confirmation once you have been successfully enrolled in the program and instructions on how to complete the course.

Your cooperation and compliance by completing the training and establishing a workplace environment where everyone feels safe, welcomed, and fairly treated is appreciate.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact IBEW 343 or NECA.

Thank you.

343 Labor-Management Committee