A. The JATC covers the cost of training for each apprentice. However, an apprentice will not get paid while attending school and will need to plan ahead financially for the times he/she is scheduled to attend class. In addition, apprentices will also be expected to pay for their classroom materials such as books and a few certification fees.
A. As part of this organization, you would be eligible for a benefit package to include:
• Health coverage for you and your family.
• Participation in three retirement plans allowing for a secure and comfortable retirement.
• Ability to work in member local unions across the United States helping them to meet the demand for qualified skilled workers in their area.
A. Installs piping and equipment for heating systems, water and waste piping in residential and commercial applications. Piping installations in refineries, medical gas, process facilities and the construction of oil and gas pipelines. They must be able to repair and maintain the piping systems installed and work to the highest industry standard and codes.
A. Our apprenticeship is a hybrid program; therefore, we do our best to train apprentices in both careers to become as well-rounded as possible. Once you complete the apprenticeship you can choose jobs in the trade you prefer.
A. Our program is full-time, five years. This gives apprentices enough time to accumulate 8,500+ hours of on-the-job-training and at least 250 hours of yearly classroom instruction.
A. Local 375 will place apprentices with employers. The goal is to give each apprentice a broad area of work experience within the trade and to keep everyone employed for as much of the year as possible.
A. Apprenticeship positions will be filled as they become available. Applicants with the highest interview scores will be notified to fill these positions. Those given the opportunity to attend school first will normally have at least a month’s notification. However, those called to fill work positions will generally be given short notice
A. Anytime! We take applications continuously and interview quarterly.
A. We have a state-of-the-art welding facility available to our members. While there are often opportunities to learn welding in the apprenticeship, we don’t offer a welding-only option.
A. A beginning apprentice will earn 50% of journeyman’s wage, as set in the current Agreement. Every year of successful completion of the apprenticeship you will earn a 5% - 10% wage increase.