No other organization serves the training needs of the piping industry like the United
Association. For over a century, the UA has been training the most highly-qualified workers in
the United States and Canada in the areas of plumbing, pipefitting, welding, and refrigeration.
The rewards of Union Apprenticeship Training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a
skilled craftsperson. You’ll be working under the protection of a union contract with insurance,
pension, and health and welfare benefits. In the long run, it pays to become a United Association
Member, trained through Union Apprenticeship!
Over the past several decades, the United Association’s training programs have produced a
stable, skilled workforce responsible for building and maintaining piping systems in the various
industrial and residential facilities that make up the North American landscape.
No one can match our commitment or investment. The UA spends $140 million annually on
training program involving approximately 100,000 journeymen and apprentices in over 400 local
training facilities at any given time.
Apprentices at Local Union 228 get paid while they train on the job and attend night classes. This can
be a highly rewarding career path for an individual who is motivated to learn the piping trade and
become an active member of a proud and noble trade union.
Any previous experience you may have on the job or from a welding school may earn you credit
towards your 5 year apprenticeship.
In addition to our five-year apprenticeship program, Local Union 228 offers continuing education
opportunity that includes journeymen training like Medical Gas Certification, Rigging
Certification, Welding Certifications, and Crane Signalman Certifications.
For more information on becoming an apprentice contact one of our Training Coordinators.