Our Supported Course program offers fixed reimbursements to local unions and employers setting up their own courses. These reimbursements are intended to help defray the costs of providing group training. Course instruction is supported at a set rate. Pre-approval is needed for all supported courses.
How to Apply
A local union officer (e.g., president, secretary treasurer, BA) or the training coordinator must submit a Supported Training Application to the TTF for consideration before the training takes place* and preferably before any training vendor contracts have been signed.
Applications must be submitted at least two weeks before training takes place to allow time for review and processing. A description of the course content, topics covered, and instructor bio must accompany the application.
If a Supported Training Application is pre-approved, the local union will be notified of the amount of pre-approved support** and the process of submitting for reimbursement after the course. The paperwork and policies for reimbursement will be sent to the local union upon approval of the reimbursement. At the conclusion of the training, local unions need to submit the TTF invoice, instructor invoice, itemized receipts, and sign-in sheets to the TTF office for reimbursement processing. Reimbursements are based on itemized receipts, so if the amount spent is less than the pre-approved amount, only the actual amount spent is reimbursed.
Once supported course funding is approved, your course will be listed on our Supported Course Calendar and people will be instructed to contact you directly if they have an interest in attending your course. You are not obligated to accept IATSE workers from outside your local into Supported Courses, but it can be a good way to fill a course with extra seats.
*The TTF cannot consider applications for courses that have already taken place.
**Please note that we may not be able to support your course application at the full amount requested. Supported course funding is limited in order for funds to be available to as many locals as possible that need them to help support their training.
- Approved Supported Training invoices must be submitted for reimbursement within 45 days of completion of the training. After 45 days, the approved Supported Training funds will be forfeited and redistributed to others applying for supported training.
- Supported courses must take place within the year in which they were originally scheduled. Approved Supported Funds cannot be transferred to a course or year different from what is approved.
- If for some reason, the date needs to be changed on a supported course, approved locals must contact the TTF as soon as possible to avoid funds being redistributed.
- The TTF cannot consider applications for courses that have already taken place.
If your local is able to fund training and wants help identifying trainers, please contact us.
HOW TO FILL OUT The Application
The Supported Training Application is a fillable PDF form and must be filled out and signed by an elected local union officer (e.g., president, secretary treasurer, BA) or the training coordinator. The officer completing and certifying the application must be an officer other than the officer listed as a trainer on the application.
Please allow up to two weeks for processing of your request. Requests will not be reviewed unless a description of the course content, topics covered, and instructor bio accompanies the application.
Fillable PDF forms must be downloaded, saved to a folder or desktop, filled out using a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader, and saved again before emailing. You can also print the form and fax or mail it to us. Required fields are outlined in red.