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  • Apprenticeship Information

    Apprenticeship Program

    The Pipefitters Apprenticeship Program consists of five years of classroom and lab training. Apprentices have opportunities to advance in all aspects of the Pipe Fitting industry. Our training provides the framework for Construction and HVAC Service Apprentices to develop into highly skilled Journeyman. Apprentices work full-time, when work is available, during the day. School is in session for 30 weeks, from September thru April. Apprentices attend classes 2 nights per week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday evenings from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. There may be an occasional class on Saturday.

    Basic Qualifications

    The applicant must be 18 years of age prior to the date of applying. Applicant must be a High School Graduate or have passed a High School Equivalent Test (GED).


    Each conditionally selected Applicant will be required to take a urinalysis test; if the applicant refuses to take such a test, the applicant will not be considered and will be eligible to reapply in 12 months. The urinalysis test will be paid for by the Apprenticeship Fund.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLEDGE
    Pipefitters Local Union No. 533 Education Training Program Fund will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sec (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years or older. Pipefitters Local Union No. 533 Education Training Program Fund will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as request under Title 29 of the Code of FedRegulations, part 30. Click here to read more about our Equal Opportunity Employment Pledge. 


    Oct 30, 2017

    STEPS TO APPLY TO THE PIPEFITTERS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

     Applications are not accepted in person, only online.

    • Proof of age, such as a copy of your birth certificate, driver’s license, or state-issued ID (You must be 18 years of age or older to apply)
    • Your high school diploma issued by the school and
    • Your transcripts from the last high school you attended (official or unofficial) with your graduation date. Yes, we need your high school transcripts. You may also provide your college transcripts, but we require applicants' high school transcripts. 
    • To claim veteran status on the application, upload a copy of your DD214 or current military ID.

    Diplomas must be obtained from high schools with regional accreditation.  Diplomas from high schools with national accreditation will not be accepted. Diplomas purchased after a single exam online are not accepted.

    If you have a GED, you must still provide a copy of your transcript from the last high school you attended and a copy of your GED certificate with your test scores.

    If you were home-schooled, at a minimum, provide proof of graduation as well as a transcript documenting courses completed and grades received on such courses.

    If you have not yet graduated from high school, you must be at least 18 years old to apply. Request a seven-semester transcript and a letter on school letterhead from the high school indicating that you are on track to graduate and the day on which you will graduate, in addition to a copy of your birth certificate. Within 30 days after graduation, you must provide us with a copy of your diploma and your final transcripts showing your graduate date. Failure to provide these documents will result in your application being marked rejected and void.

    To obtain your high school transcript, contact the high school where you attended and request them from the main office. We must have these in addition to a copy of your diploma to document your graduation date, and you must provide them even if you have a GED and/or graduated from college. If you have graduated, your transcripts must include your graduate date.

    If you do not have your diploma, contact the high school and request that they write a letter on school letterhead that contains your legal name, the date of your graduation, and the signature of a school official.

    EXAMPLES OF DOCUMENTS

    We do NOT accept photographs of documents.

    • Documents must be legible, and the entire document must be viewable. If any portion of the document is covered, blurred, or marked out, your application will not be accepted until you upload documents in the required format.
    • SCAN your documents; do NOT take pictures. If you are using a mobile device, scan your documents prior to uploading. Suggested apps: PhotoScan, Notes (Apple) or Genius Scan (Android).
    • Documents must be legible, clear, and printable on full-size 8.5x11" paper, with the exception of a driver's license image. Tip: When scanning a document, lay it flat on a solid-colored background. Do not hold it in your hands; take a picture of it lying on your bed or send images including things other than the document.
    • We do not accept screenshots/images of your phone screen or photographs. 

    When you have your documents ready, click here to submit an application. It can take up to 5 business days to review applications, and your application will be Accepted or Rejected. 

    If your application is Accepted, You will receive two emails regarding your application and the next steps.  *check all email folders, including Junk & SPAM*. 

    If your application is Rejected, You will receive an email with the reason(s), and you may submit a new application. 

    WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

    1.  If you’re interested in the contractors on the list, send the contractor your Eligibility Letter, résumé, and anything else you might find beneficial to a prospective employer. At times, there may not be any contractors on the list. Check back often as the list changes.

    2.  If a contractor contacts you, they will contact you and set you up for one or more interviews. The contractor will contact you if hired, and if you accept, you must discontinue interviewing with other contractors.

    3.  The contractor will work with you to schedule an appointment to visit the Training Center. 

    You will be notified when you can start work. You may NOT start work as an apprentice until you've paid dues at the Business Office. 

    NOTE: Applying to the Pipe Fitter Apprenticeship program does not mean you are “in” the Union; it means you are applying for the Apprenticeship Program. An eligible contractor must hire you to be "in" the apprenticeship program and start classes. 

    UPDATE DECEMBER 2022: The Contractor Hiring List is now a living document (a document that is continually edited and updated), and eligible contractors can be added or removed any day or time. If you are not hired immediately, continue to review the Contractor Hiring List (viewable in your Union Fusion account) and send your Letter of Eligibility and anything else you would send to a prospective employer. If you do not have a Union Fusion account and have applied within the last 12 months, email applications@pftc533.com and request access. 

    An application shall remain active for one (1) year from the date it has been submitted. If an applicant desires to have their application remain active beyond this one (1) year period, then the applicant is required to notify the Program of such desire in writing. Such written notice shall be made no earlier than sixty (60) days prior to the one (1) year anniversary date of the original application and no later than the one (1) year anniversary date of submission. Those applicants who notify the Program in writing (applications@pftc533.coms) shall have their applications remain active for an additional year. Those applicants who fail to provide such a written notice shall be deemed inactive. An application may be renewed for a total of five (5) years. After such a time, the applicant will be required to complete a new application.


    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PLEDGE
    Pipefitters Local Union No. 533 Education Training Program Fund will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sec (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years or older. Pipefitters Local Union No. 533 Education Training Program Fund will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as request under Title 29 of the Code of FedRegulations, part 30. Click here to read more about our Equal Opportunity Employment Pledge. 


    Oct 30, 2017

    Apprentice wages are based on what the Journeymen are making. 1st Year Apprentices start out at 50% of the Journeyman hourly wage and go to different percentages each year of the Apprenticeship. 2nd year 55%, 3rd year 60%, 4th year 70% and 5th year 75%.  A first year Apprentice is on probation for 1 year, upon completing that year the contractor then begins paying into their pension plan. Health care is provided after each member has completed a qualifying period and is part of the benefits package.


    Oct 31, 2017
    1. When are applications available?

    2. Is there any cost involved with the application?

    3. I cannot find my birth certificate, what should I do?

    4. I was born outside of the United States and do not have a birth certificate?

    5. I am unable to locate my high school diploma, will anything else work?

    6. I cannot contact my high school because it burned down or was destroyed by other means and no longer exists?

    7. I have a wallet size copy of my diploma or other required documentation is that acceptable?

    8. I haven’t graduated from high school at this time what should I do?

    9. I cannot provide my high school transcript but have my transcript from college. Is that acceptable?

    10. I did not graduate from high school but have my GED what should I do?

    11. I was home-schooled; what documents do I need?

    12. After I submit my application, what comes next?


    Applications are only available online. 

    No, the Pipefitters do not charge an application fee.

    Contact the appropriate county or state of your birth.

    • Provide a valid passport or work visa
    • Provide a copy of your Social Security Administration Card
    • Provide any other information from your country of origin

    Contact your high school and request a letter on school letterhead attesting to the fact you graduated and received a diploma. The letter must contain your legal name, the date you received your diploma, and be signed by a school official.

    Contact the State Department of Education for the state in which your high school was located. Have them provide a letter attesting to the fact your records have been lost and for what reason they were lost. This letter must contain your legal name and be provided on ‘official’ letterhead from the corresponding Department of Education, the letter must provide the date of your graduation.

    Yes, wallet-sized copies of any of the required documents are acceptable. The wallet-size copy must be legible. 

    Contact your high school and have them provide documentation on official letterhead attesting to the fact you will graduate soon and providing the date of expected graduation. Also, have them provide a ‘seven-semester’ transcript. Once you graduate you must provide a copy of your high school diploma and complete transcripts. 

    You may include your college transcript with your application but we still must have a copy of your high school transcript. Contact your high school they will be able to provide you with a copy of your transcript.

    You must provide a copy of your GED certificate and your scores. Along with your GED certificate and your scores, you must provide a copy of your high school transcript.

    At a minimum, provide proof of graduation as well as a transcript documenting courses and grades received on such courses. 




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