Georgia-Carolina Pipe Trades
An apprenticeship is a structured training program where students learn a trade by working side-by-side with professionals in the industry. The work site is your classroom and you are paid while you learn. Apprenticeships provide a hands-on workplace experience that students who attend a normal trade school will never be able to replicate. Upon completing your apprenticeship training you will be rewarded with a certificate of completion in your chosen craft. There are over 300 union training centers across the United States and most are affiliated with the United Association, an organization representing Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders, and HVACR Service Technicians. This United Association training is recognized across the United States, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.
Apprentices receive instruction in the areas of drafting/general piping, math/science, medical gas certification, backflow certification, oxy-acetylene cutting, brazing, soldering, refrigeration, welding, pneumatic/electric controls, green awareness technology, plumbing code, plumbing service, and building automation..
Apprentices can expect:
-To be employed by a major Mechanical Industries Council (MIC) Contractor
-Train with professional journeymen from the Plumbing, Pipefitting & Service Technicians within their local union
-Work on major construction projects
-Receive training in all areas
-Earn excellent starting pay
-Be eligible for pay increase once a year by meeting the school and on-the-job hour requirement
-Be eligible for all union benefits, medical insurance, and retirement plan