The construction Industry
offers a great career. With Apprenticeship and Journeyman training, the United
Association is your path to a better future.
Demand for skilled workers
is at a peak level and will only increase in the future. You can find a career
in construction that will provide you with a great opportunity:
AGE & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
You must be at least age 18
to start in the Apprentice Training Program and there is no age limit. You must
have a high school education or equivalent. A strong work ethic and
desire to excel will always provide you with an advantage.
both an ancient tradition and a highly effective modern training method,
proving to still be the best system for trades training.
You can earn income
immediately because the construction industry pays wages even while the craft
is being learned. Apprentices start at $12.00 per hour and advance to the
A Union employer contributes
to a Health Care Trust Fund which is managed by a Board of Trustees. When you
become eligible for the Health Plan based on your hours of work; you and your
dependents will be covered.
You will earn pension
credits as you work in the trade. A Union employer pays into a Pension Trust
Fund for each hour you work. The employer pays 100% of the cost of the Pension
Plan with no employee matching.
Well trained craftspeople
are at the highest demand in decades. Many workers in these fields will be retiring
in the next five years and need to be replaced.
Why Join A Union?
The Union provides you with rights and privileges that are protected through a collective
bargaining agreement. The Union provides you
with a voice in your future. Wages, Benefits and working conditions are
established in the Contract between Labor and management. This gives you a
secure future and provides you with the very best overall compensation package
in the Industry.
This is just a brief introduction to the benefits of
becoming a part of the
United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters,
Welders and HVAC Service techs.
To join the UA without any
prior experience, individuals enter a United Association five-year
apprenticeship program and are part of a select group of men and women
motivated to learn a complex and challenging trade while upholding the ideals
of trade unionism.
Applicants are evaluated on
the same fair basis, without regard to race, sex, national origin or religious
affiliation. UA apprentices learn through both classroom and on the job
training in what is considered by many to be the best construction industry
apprentice program in the world.
All UA apprentices receive
a strong general education in the trade, with core courses in basics such as
mathematics, science, drafting, welding and other pipe trades related courses.
UA Local Union 119 Apprenticeship Program
- 5 year Apprenticeship program (School)
- Area of
Study (Classroom and Hands On)
must take at least One year of all areas of study.
is from September (Labor Day) to the end of May.
- Class is two nights a week, Monday and
6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Apprentice’s receive raises every six months:
First and Second Period Apprentices, set rate.
Third through Tenth Period is a percent of Journeyman wages.
- To apply for the program, you must apply in
person at the Union Hall.
- You will
need to bring the following items with you:
Social Security Card
Current Driver’s License
High School Diploma or GED Certificate
- You will
be called back to take a Math Exam and then an Interview with the
Address: Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 119
Old Shell Road
hours are 8am – 12pm & 1 - 5pm, Monday – Friday.