Joseph Dzwonkowski, ETC (UAW - Ford EDTP)

It’s not too late to register for winter 2006 classes at Saline. All you need to do to register is give me a call. I need to know your first and last name, last four digits of your SS number, the class you are interested in and a phone number you can be contacted at. If I am away from my desk, please leave this information on my machine 734-429-6959 or email it to me at

Important EDTP Information: Please Read

EDUCATION & HEALTH FAIR Dates and Times are changed to Thursday, September 21, 2006, 7:00am – 7:00pm, in the Main Cafeteria

For the benefit of our UAW Brothers and Sisters, we are rescheduling our 2006 Fall Education and Health Fair dates and times, so they may attend and participate. This is due to our current economic state and related TLO's. On behalf of UAW-Ford/ACH Saline EDTP, I apologize in advance for any inconvenience. In order for this and other events to be successful, your attendance is paramount. Remember, these are UAW negotiated benefits and a benefit not used, is a benefit you lose.

For your convenience there are a number of ways you may register for classes. In each instance I will need your first and last name, badge number (last 4), class desired, class time and phone number. You may register in my office, leave me a voice message, email me, call the provider at the number listed on their class flyers or register by Internet using our UAW Local 892 Web Page – - click on the UAW-Ford EDTP tab, and then register for class tab. We will have an updated class list and schedule on that site by Friday, 8/18/06.

 Class lists and schedules should be available on the rack out side of my office, the table in the back of the cafeteria and in the rack outside of Mark Caruso’s office at our Local. Please take the time to attend our Education and Health Fair, even if you choose one of the other mediums to register for classes. There is a lot of worthwhile information available there; Health related classes, colleges and universities will be present and we are trying to coordinate a book Fair in conjunction with this event. We will have refreshments available at this event. I sure hope to see you there!

Class list includes, but is not limited to:

1) Spanish I & II, 2) Lawn Maintenance (Lawn Mower Repair), 3) Woodcarving, 4) Water Painting, 5) 2 Stroke Engine (Dirt Bike), 6) Build Your Own Computer, 7) Digital Video Editing, 8) Basic and Intermediate Lock Smithing, 9) Black Jack Dealer Training, 10) Truck Driving, 11) Precious Metal and Clay Jewelry, 12) Neon Signs and Glass Blowing, 13) Baker College Classes: English Composition and American Government, 14) Financial Education & Investments (on DVD), 15) Health related classes and much, much more….

As many of us are well aware, our education programs through UAW-Ford EDTP are second to none. We all know, if there are not enough people for class there will not be a class, if you have a friend that would like to attend ask that person to sign up as well. More often than not, classes aren’t canceled because there aren’t enough sign-ups; they are canceled because there aren’t enough show-ups. If you sign up for a class, please make the effort to commit to attending, for yourself and our other UAW-Brothers and Sisters that want these classes. This will no doubt lead to a win-win for all. When you sign up for a class you might consider writing the days, dates and times of the class so that you don’t forget. We try to have our providers give courtesy calls and or send out post cards as reminders, but as we all know, this doesn’t always work. If there is ever a question as to whether a class is going to run, give me a call and I will try to let you know.

            UAW-Ford Hourly Represented active workers are eligible for up to $4,600 per calendar year for tuition and compulsory fees, to attend a nationally/regionally accredited college or university; up to $2,200 of this may be used for PDA classes or non college credit classes, which must be pre-approved by the UAW-Ford NPC. In addition, an active worker may also use up to $150 of this $4,600 for college books (on a reimbursement basis). Retirees receive up to $1,500 per calendar year, to attend classes at UAW-Ford Locations.

Online Registration

Classes are subject to change. The best way to assure a class is going to run is to show up for classes you sign up for! Class locations are posted on my office door and voice mail the day of class.

Contact: Joe (D)zwonkowski, ETC, 734-429-6959 or


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