5Board OverviewThe Apprenticeship and Trades Qualification Board is a legislated and regulatory body in the apprenticeship training system.Comprised of a Chair and 12 members5 members represent the interests of employees;5 members represent the interests of employers; and2 members represent the public interest.Members are appointed by the Minister of Competitive, Training and Trade.The Director is an ex-officio non-voting Member who is to act as secretary to the Board.
6Board Functions To advise the Minister about: (a) The needs of the Manitoba labour market for skilled workers;(b) The training and certification of persons in designated trades;(c) Prescribing a schedule of fees that may be charged under the Act;(d) Any other matter about which the Minister requests advice.
7Board Function Activity Review the Board Functions in the ACT (page 3 a-f).In your group discuss and record any questions you may have on the functions of the Board.
8PTAC OverviewProvincial Trade Advisory Committees (PTAC) are legislated and regulatory bodies that make recommendations to the Board.Regulated by the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Act, the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications – General Regulation and the Apprenticeship and Trades Qualifications Board By-Law No. 1.The Board should strive to appoint members with an optimum of broad-based industry employer and employee representation.
9PTAC Functions PTAC make recommendations to the Board on: Trade designationTrade regulation contentCompulsory certificationApprenticeship TrainingRequirements for certificationUpgrading standards
10PTAC Functions Activity Review the PTAC Functions in the ACT (pages 5 & 6 – item a - e)In your group discuss and record any questions you may have on the functions of the PTAC.