Union Apprenticeships-Training is FREE!

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) sponsors comprehensive apprenticeship readiness programs (ARPs) throughout the U.S. These programs provide a gateway for local residents – focusing on women, people of color, and transitioning veterans – to gain access to Building Trades’ registered apprenticeship programs. ARPs are administered by state and local Building Trades Councils and they teach NABTU’s nationally recognized Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3).

 

NABTU's  nationally recognized curriculum is deisgned to prepare students to enter a union apprenticeship role. Union Apprenticeship positions are made available at different times of the year with specific testing dates and costs. These dates are subject to change and we advise you to contact the union directly to better understand the dates and availability.

Apprenticeship - Contact Information

OPERATING ENGINEERS (Heavy Equipment Operators)
724-668-2244 • www.wpaoperators.org

Mid-December (please check website for details)

Application Fee $25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $20.00 to $24.00

 

OPERATIVE PLASTERERS
412-761-6310 • www.opcmia526.org

Applications Year Round
Classes Start in January

Application Fee $10

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $14.89

 

CEMENT MASONS
412-761-6310 • www.opcmia526.org

April

Application Fee $10

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $18.76 Building Trades
First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $15.97 Heavy Highway

 

PAINTERS
412-276-5758 • www.ftiofwpa.com

Year Round • Call First
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $14.58 Commercial
First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $20.40 Industrial
First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $21.75 Bridges - Towers

 

GLAZIERS
www.iupatdc57.org
 

Year Round • Call First
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $20.21

 

DRYWALL FINISHERS
www.iupatdc57.org
 

Year Round • Call First
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $15.05

 

PLUMBERS LOCAL #27
724-695-9047 • www.ua27.org

February to March

Application Fee $30

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $20.00

 

PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS LOCAL #354
724-925-8108 • www.lu354.com

3rd Monday of Every Month
8:00 AM - Noon

Application Fee $40

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $14.79

Residents of Westmoreland, Fayette, and portions of Washington and Greene counties should apply in person at
Youngwood JATC, 263 Armbrust Rd, Youngwood.

Residents of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson and Somerset counties should apply at Ebensburg JATC, 172 Municipal Rd, Ebensburg.

 

ROOFERS
412-732-9720 • www.rooferslocal37.com

Applications Year Round
Classes Start as Needed

Application Fee No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $21.32/hour increasing to $23.10 after 600 hour probationary period

 

SHEETMETAL WORKERS
412-828-1386 • www.smlocal12.org

January Through February

Application Fee No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $22.36+ benefits

 

SPRINKLER FITTERS
412-822-8040 • www.sprinklerfitters542.org

Applications Annually in April, Testing in July

Application Fee $25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $15.92

 

STEAMFITTERS
412-481-0333 • www.ua449.com

Applications Annually in June

Application Fee $50

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $17.78 North of I-80
First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $18.68 South of I-80

 

BOILERMAKERS
412-343-3072 • www.boilermakerslocal154.com

3rd Tuesday Monthly • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Year Round

Application Fee No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $28.05

 

BRICKLAYERS
412-825-0923 • www.local9pa.com

Applications Year Round • Classes Start as Needed

Application Fee $25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $14.30 to $18.04

 

TILE SETTER / FINISHER

Applications Year Round • Classes Start as Needed

Application Fee $25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $13.00 to $15.96

 

TERRAZO FLOOR INSTALLER / FINISHER

Applications Year Round • Classes Start as Needed

Application Fee $25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $15.90 to $16.19

 

POINTER / CAULKER / CLEANER

Applications Year Round • Classes Start as Needed

Application Fee $25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $15.97

 

STONE MASON

Applications Year Round • Classes Start as Needed

Application Fee $25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $18.68

 

CARPENTERS
412-262-1830 • www.kmltf.org

Online 24/7 at www.eascarpenters.org
Wednesdays • 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Application Fee No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $14.49 to $24.67 - Rates Vary by Trades Listed Below

 

COMMERCIAL CARPENTERS

Currently not accepting applications

Application Fee No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $18.56

 

HEAVY HIGHWAY CARPENTERS

June and As Needed

Application Fee No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $22.05

 

FLOOR COVERERS

June and As Needed

Application Fee No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $18.56

 

MILL CABINET WORKERS

June and As Needed

Application Fee No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $14.49

 

PILE DRIVERS

June and As Needed

Application Fee-No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $20.58

 

MILLWRIGHTS

June and As Needed

Application Fee-No Fee

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $24.67

 

ELECTRICIANS IBEW LOCAL #5
412-432-1145 • www.ibewlocal5jatc.org

Applications in March (Dates Announced Annually)
Test held in April

Application Fee-$25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $15.38

ELECTRICIANS IBEW LOCAL #712
Beaver, Lawrence, Mercer & Crawford Counties 724-775-6920 • www.wcpacjatc.org

Applications on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM, or by Appointment

Application Fee-$25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $16.72

 

ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS
412-341-6666 • www.iuec.org

Year Round
Call For An Appointment

Application Fee-$25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $20.00

 

INSULATORS
724-788-1913 • www.insulators2.org

As Needed

Application Fee-$25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $19.47

 

IRON WORKERS
412-471-4535 • www.apprentice.iwlocal3.com

Year Round Testing as Needed

Application Fee-$35

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $16.27 to $19.52

 

LABORERS
800-442-8868 • www.laborpa.org

Dates Announced Annually
Visit Laborers Website

Application Fee-$25

First Year Apprentice Hourly Wage** + Benefits - $18.00 to $21.70

*Application procedures are always subject to change; we encourage those interested to call the number provided for each trade and confirm application and testing dates.

** If you are interested in applying please call the listed number to verify exact application and testing dates and times. 

*** This represents the hourly pay and does not include health and benefit package.
Hourly rate varies by craft.
within these training programs. The disclosed rates were accurate at the time of printing.
Collective bargaining agreements reached after publication may result in a higher starting wage rate than what is listed here. 

**** Carpenters do not require a driver’s license to apply; must have valid government photo ID. 

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