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Finishing Trades Institute of Western PA
 
The Finishing Trades Institute of Western Pennsylvania District Council #57 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program will be accepting applications for apprenticeship in the Painters/Glaziers/Drywall Finishers program for the year 2019.
 
Applications are accepted year round.
 
Minimum requirements:
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age at time of indenturement
  • Prior to final acceptance, a doctor's certificate of examination my be required
  • A certified drug test will be required before indenturement into the program, at the program's expense
  • Applicant must be a citizen of the United States (or legal alien)
  • Applicant must have a high school diploma or GED (Submitted with application)
  • Applicant must have a valid driver's license for the state of residency and have dependable transportation (Submitted with application)
 
For more information call 412-276-6061
 
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Operating Engineers & Mechanics
 
TIMELINE FOR 2019 CLASS:  Application pick up deadline is December 14, 2018.  Testing and interviews will be in January & February 2019.  Selection by April 1, and training begins in April, May & June 2019.
 
HOW TO APPLY:  Applications and informational packets can be downloaded at wpaoperators.org.
 
APPLICANT SELECTION:  Selection is based on the needs within the region of western PA and eastern Ohio.  Candidates will be selected by an independent organization or appointed panel using job-related selection testing and interview.  These programs offer an excellent training opportunity, they do not guarantee full employment.  Employment is assigned by the Union as provided for in the collective bargaining agreements.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDE:
 
  • Be at least 18 at the time of acceptance into the program
  • Reside in one of the 33 counties of western Pennsylvania or Columbiana, Mahoning or Trumbull counties in Ohio for a minimum of 6 months (visit wpaoperators.org for a list of counties)
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid PA or OH driver's license and dependable transportation
  • Submit a non-refundable fee of $25 with each application
  • Pass a DOT physical exam and drug test
 
**Applicants may apply for either or both programs but may enroll in only one.**
 
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Skilled Laborers
 
TIMELINE FOR 2019 CLASSES:
1st class - Application deadline is February 15, 2019 -- testing and interviews in March 2019
2nd class - Application deadline is April 26, 2019 -- testing and interviews in May 2019
3rd class - Application deadline is June 20, 2019 -- testing and interviews in July 2019
4th class - Application deadline is August 23, 2019 -- testing and interviews in September 2019
 
Applications are accepted year-round.  Selection for the first class will include all 33 counties in Western PA.  Selection for additional classes will be according to workforce needs.
 
HOW TO APPLY:  Applications can be downloaded at laborpa.org.  Mail or drop off application and fee to:  Western PA Laborers Training Center, 317 Deer Creek Road, Saxonburg, PA  16056.
 
APPLICANT SELECTION:  Selection is based on the needs within the region of western PA.  Candidates will be selected by an independent organization or appointed panel using job-related selection testing and interview.  These programs offer an excellent training opportunity, they do not guarantee full employment.  Employment is assigned by the Union as provided for in the collective bargaining agreements.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM INCLUDE:
 
  • At least 18 years old when selected
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Valid PA driver's license & dependable transportation
  • Pass a drug test
  • A non-refundable $25 fee at time of application (money order or cashier's check)
  • Reside in 33 counties of western PA for past 6 months
 
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Joint Apprenticeship Schools of the Union Building Trades
 
The success of any construction project depends on the quality of the people who build it.  Here in western Pennsylvania, we have 30 tuition-free quality apprenticeship programs that produce some of the finest craftspeople in the country.  The combination of outstanding curricula and on-the-job training creates a skilled workforce capable of building any type of size of construction project.  
 
  • Earn While You Learn
  • Tuition Free
  • Paid on the Job Training   
  • College Credits Available
 
Go to www.buildersguild.org and click on the Apprenticeships tab for more information on these rewarding careers:
 
    Boilermakers                                   Operating Engineers                    
    Bricklayers & Allied Crafts            Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons
    Carpenters                                       Painters, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers
    Electricians                                      Plumbers
    Elevator Constructors                    Roofers
    Insulators                                         Sheet Metal Workers
    Iron Workers                                    Sprinkler Fitters
    Laborers                                           Steamfitters
 
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Roofers Local #37 J.A.C.
 
Joint Apprenticeship Journeymen Training Program
 
The United Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local #37 Joint Apprenticeship Committee is accepting applications and will test those wishing consideration for the Apprenticeship Program.
 
Applications are taken at the Journeyman Apprentice Training Center in Bellevue, PA, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Please schedule an appointment.  Applications should be filed before March 1, 2019 to assure consideration for the April 15, 2019 Apprentice class.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Be of legal working age
  • Be physically able to perform the manual work of the trade (no fear of height, good sense of balance, better than average sense of safety for him/herself and co-workers, enjoy working with hands, accept working outdoors - sometimes under unpleasant working conditions.
  • Proof of high school graduate or G.E.D. Certificate (Official Transcript)
  • Have a valid PA Drivers license, and reliable transportation
  • Social Security Card or Birth Certificate for I-9 use
  • Be of good moral character
  • Must reside with the geographical jurisdiction of Local #37
  • Must take the SRA Mechanical Aptitudes Test at time of application
  • Must attend Joint Apprenticeship Committee oral interview
  • Letters of Recommendation are required at the time of oral interview
  • Final applicants are required to pass a physical examination and drug test prior to acceptance into the program
 
If you have any questions or wish to make application to Roofers Local #37 Apprenticeship Program, please feel free to contact the Journeyman & Apprenticeship Center Office at 412-732-9720 or email local37jac@aol.com
 
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Cement Masons
 
TIMELINE FOR 2019 CLASS:
Application deadline is March 15, 2019
Interviews will be on March 25 and March 26, 2019
Selection and training will be in April 2019
Additional classes may be held throughout the summer and fall according to workforce needs
 
Applications can be picked up in person Monday through Friday, March 4-15, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Cement Masons Local 526 office at 2606 California Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA  15212.
 
The Cement Masons Apprenticeship is a three-year program that includes on the job training and classroom instruction.
 
Selection is based on the needs within the region of Western Pennsylvania.  Candidates will be selected by an independent organization or appointed panel using a job-related selection interview.  This program offers an excellent training opportunity, it does not guarantee full employment.  Employment is assigned by the Union as provided for in the collective bargaining agreements.
 
Qualification Requirements:
  • At least 18 at the time of job placement
  • Reside in 33 counties of Western PA (bring social security card or birth certificate)
  • High school diploma or GED certificate (bring document and transcript)
  • Valid driver's license & dependable transportation (bring license and owner/registration card)
  • A non-refundable $10 fee (bring $10 cash or money order)
  • Pass a drug test
 
For more information call 412-761-6310
 
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Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
 
Apprenticeship opportunities for those who meet the requirements are hereby announced by the Joint Apprenticeship Committee of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #2.
 
Applications will be available at the Insulators Training Center, 109 Pleasant Drive, Suite B, Aliquippa, PA  15001 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Monday, December 3, 2018 to Saturday, December 8, 2018 and Monday, December 10, 2018 to Thursday, December 18, 2018.
 
Applicant Requirements:
  • Applicant must pick up the application in person and have a photo identification.  A non-refundable $25.00 processing fee is due upon the receipt of the application.  Payment must be by money order or certified check, made payable to the Insulator's Joint Apprenticeship Program.
  • Applicant must return the completed application to the office of the committee, postmarked on or before December 20, 2018.
  • Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. at the the time of application.
  • Applicant must have a dependable form of transportation.
  • Applicant must have resided within the geographical jurisdiction of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #2, for a minimum of one year immediately prior to the application date.
  • Applicant will be required to take a written examination.
  • Applicant must submit to a certified drug test, at the program's expense, before final acceptance into the program.
 
Applicants who qualify, based on the written examination, will be granted a personal interview.
 
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Steamfitters
 
The Steamfitters Local Union #449 Journeymen and Apprentice Training Committee will be accepting applications for the 5-year Building Trades and Mechanical Equipment Service Apprenticeship Programs.
 
The applicant must appear in person at the Steamfitters Technology Center, 230 Wise Road, Harmony, PA  15037 to obtain and fill out an application.
 
Applications will be taken 6/3-6/8, 6/10-6/15, 6/17-6/22.  Weekday hours will be between 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.  Saturday hours will be between 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Please allow 30 minutes to fill out the application.  No interviews will occur on these days.  Application dress code is casual.
 
Qualifications for applicants:
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the open enrollment application period.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and dependable transportation. (MUST bring license with you)
  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED diploma at the time of application.
  • Must be of good moral character and be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Must be a citizen of the US and reside in the territorial jurisdiction of Steamfitters Local #449.  (The jurisdictional area covered by Local 449 is Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, part of Green, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren, part of Washington and the cities of Arnold and New Kensington in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania)
  • Applicant will be required to submit to tests for substance abuse.
  • Building trades applicants MUST complete an 18-week daytime welding class without any compensation if accepted.
  • Mechanical Service applicants MUST complete an 8-week daytime HVACR class without any compensation if accepted.  
  • Applicants, who qualify based on written examination, will be granted a personal interview.  Selections of apprentices will be based on qualifications, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin or sex.
 
Checklist of items the MUST be submitted at the time of application:
  • $50.00 application fee payable by cash or money order, (NO PERSONAL CHECKS).  The money order is payable to Steamfitters J.A.T.C.
  • Valid driver's license
  • Proof of high school completion.  Either official High School or Post Secondary transcripts (preferred) and/or a copy of the awarded diploma or GED paperwork showing results of the testing.
  • Military veterans please provide a copy of your DD-214 - Report of Separation
 
Upon completion of your application form, providing education transcripts, proof of valid driver's license, and paying your application fee, you will be given a notice as to where and when to appear for your written examination.  There are NO MAKE UP DATES for the written exam, so please be sure that you will be available for the exam.  
 
The application and testing events are casual, and do not require a suit or tie.  If you receive written notice that you obtained an interview, we recommend a suit and tie for your appointment.  Applicants will be notified with two weeks after the exam date whether they will be granted a personal interview.   If you have any questions, please call the Training Department at 412-481-0333, or see our website for more information, www.ua449.com.