Apprenticeship provides classroom education, on the job training and develops hands on skill in an environment that fosters competition. A competitive environment inspires creativity and challenges the will of each person to be successful in this most respected craft. If you are joining as an apprentice with no experience, please contact the apprenticeship office. If you have experience, contact us and we will provide you with a list of potential employers. Once employed, the employer will conduct an evaluation and submit it to the union. Those who require improvement will be assigned to specific training that will aid in securing journeyman status.
Each year the Union conducts local, regional, national and international competitions throughout the country. At various levels, prizes and awards are presented to those that exemplify their respective trade. Apprentice competitions are based on precision, technical ability, speed and quality.