Timeclocks are used in both schools to ensure that there is accurate documentation of the student’s attendance while attending school. Students must be in attendance for at least 95% of each program (Combination Welder I Program) and at least 90% of each Skills course. This is necessary to successfully complete the welding program, and to receive welder qualification forms and a certificate of completion. LWT will make every effort to allow make-up time for legitimate absences such as illness, death, etc. Make-up time is dictated by instructor and booth availability.
It is the responsibility of the student to notify the school if they are late or absent.
These are the maximum allowable hours that a student may be absent from each course:
120 hour course 12 hours
200 hour course 20 hours
480 hour course 24 hours
If a student drops below 97% of the Combination Welder I Program or below 95% of the Skills course, administrative staff and instructors will make every effort to notify the student. Attendance is taken very serious in order to pass the course. If a student fails to maintain this requirement, LWT will be forced to take further action. This can include expulsion from LWT.
If a student is having any issues that are affecting their attendance, the LWT President may be able to support the student’s written request for special consideration. However, be aware that:
- The student must approach the Instructor and/or Admissions staff.
- LWT will find it hard to support written requests if the student has not attended classes regularly.
- Unexcused absences are not allowed to be made up.
- Excused absences shall be made up within the timeframe of the course. If the time is not made up within the allotted timeframe, the student forfeits the right to make up that time.
- Documentation is required to determine the legitimacy of the excused absence. Excused absences can include:
- Student illness
- Death in immediate family
- Required court appearances
Tardy to class: If a student is unexcused late, at the beginning of class or after lunch, then we will deduct ½ day (4 hours) off of their overall attendance. If an occurrence is going to happen beyond the student’s control, they are responsible for notifying the school.
No Call/No Show: If a student does not notify the school and does not come to class for two consecutive days, they are terminated from their course in which they are enrolled in.
Missed timeclock punches: If a student does not punch in for the day, they will be counted as absent for the day. Timeclock correction forms are available to the students who need them to correct a mistake. The timeclock correction form must be filled out on the day it happened. Students are required to punch in/out at the beginning and end of each day, as well as for lunch breaks.
Job Interview/Searches: LWT encourages all students to be at school at all times. There are certain situations that require our students to apply for jobs or go for a job interview during school hours. These are excused times only if the student is in good standing with attendance and grades and if the instructor approves of the student leaving. Admissions department will supply the student with a form that is to be filled out by the employer and is to be brought back to the school to show that the student was where they were supposed to be.