Plumbers (Pipe Trades)

Apprenticeship Vocational Training Program Overview

Plumbing

This five-year plumbing and pipe trade program covers the installation, fitting, maintenance and repair of plumbing and piping systems in residential, commercial and industrial sites. Apprentices attend night classes twice a week for the duration of the program. Classroom topics cover safety, theory, plumbing and welding codes and standards, blueprint reading, pipe construction methods, rigging, pipefitting, pipe welding, soldering and brazing. Classroom instruction and labs are held in Buellton at the apprentice and journeyman training center. In addition to classroom instruction, plumbing/pipe trades apprentices are placed with employers for on-the-job training and employment at varying salary rates.

Those who complete the program earn a Certificate of Completion from the California Division of Apprenticeship Standards and the National Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

The plumbers (pipe trades) apprenticeship program is by application only. Applications are accepted year round (the number of openings varies). A high school diploma or GED is required along with proof of citizenship and a valid driver’s license. At the conclusion of the training period and if all other requirements are met, the apprentice will upgrade to Journeyman level. 

Contact

Michael Lopez, Business Manager or
NIckolas Harvey, Organizer/Recruiter
U.A. Plumbers Local Union 114
(805) 688-1470

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