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Coronavirus Updates for PPATKS


Dear Student,

This spring has been very challenging for all of us, and we know you worked hard to be successful in your studies. We know you have questions about what to expect this fall, and we are working to answer all of those questions as soon as We can. As your health, safety, and well-being is our top priority, please understand that this is an ever-changing situation and any guidance we provide now may be updated in accordance with federal, state, and local health and government official guidelines. Right now, here’s what to expect:

Classes are scheduled to begin on August 24th 2020.  

We will be taking steps to protect your health and safety.

All classrooms will be disinfected daily, and students are encouraged to carry and use hand-sanitizer regularly.

In-person classroom capacities will be limited to maintain 6-ft distancing guidelines at all times.

All staff and students will be expected to wear face coverings when meeting together if the 6’ distance cannot be maintained.

All students will have temperatures checked daily.  Anyone with above normal temperatures will be dismissed from class, and may be required to self quarantine.  You will be required to make up this missed time.

Hotel rooms for travel in students will still be available.  Breakfast will still be provided to you at the hotel, however it will not be buffet style.  You will be able to order from a limited menu.  You will need to allow additional time for eating.

You will be required to fill out a covid questionnaire which we will keep on file.

We are making preparations now in the event that conditions require us to switch to online/remote learning again.

All TCI (traditional classroom instruction) classes will be changed to HYB (hybrid).

HYB might include limited in-person instruction, some synchronous online engagement (with participants meeting at the same time), and/or asynchronous content delivery (with participants engaging the materials independently).

There will be limited access to the front of the building.  Please confine all of your entering and exiting to the rear of the building.  


Your safety and the safety of our staff and the Union staff is very important to us.  Following these guidelines will aid us in enhancing the safety of everyone.  


John Clark

Training Director


May 4th, 2020

Coronavirus Update

Good afternoon Students,

After careful consideration following the Governor's recommendations of re opening of businesses, I have decided for the health and safety of our students and staff that we will NOT have classes in person for the rest of the 2019/2020 school year.  You will be continuing your ONLINE learning sessions.  PPATKS cannot ensure safe social distancing or adherence to the person numbers limitations.  Therefore, we would rather err on the side of caution instead of taking the risk of making some ill. 

All groups must complete the classes online as shown in the schedule below.  Groups 4,5 and 6 will need to complete a 3rd online session which is not shown here.  Additionally there are some students who have required make up time.  We will be reaching out to you to discuss this make up time in the very near future.  

PPATKS will remain proactive with our communication as we work closely with various state and local agencies.  As always, please call our office at (316) 267-8508 should you have questions on this matter.


John Clark Training Director

Online Learning 2nd Session

 All course start times are 12:01 AM EASTERN TIME       

All course end times are 11:59 PM EASTERN TIME


Start Date

End Date

Local 441 Bylaws/Heritage

May 25th 2020

June 7th 2020

Hydronics Chapters 5-8

June 8th 2020

June 21st 2020


June 22nd 2020

July 5th 2020

Customer Service

July 6th 2020

July 19th 2020

All students must do all courses listed.  All students regardless of group and year will complete courses as shown.  All students will start and stop at the same time regardless of year and rotation.

You must log into Blackboard to complete online courses and stay up to date.  If you fail a course online, you will be incomplete and not be allowed to advance or graduate.

Office Number 316-267-8508

John Clark Cell 316-217-4562

Chris Neel Cell 620-583-3997

Jessica Luna 316-655-0801

Brittany Kapla 316-841-7847

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