5 Board 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.
6 Board 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.
7 Board 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.
8 PTAC 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.
9 PTAC Functions PTAC make recommendations to the Board on: Trade designationTrade regulation contentCompulsory certificationApprenticeship TrainingRequirements for certificationUpgrading standards
10 PTAC 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.