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CONTENTS Boilermakers.............................................21 Bricklayers & Tilesetters.............................6 Carpenters.................................................8 Electricians...............................................10 Elevator Constructors..............................31 Heat & Frost Insulators.............................21 Iron Workers..............................................12 Laborers....................................................14 Operating Engineers...............................34 Painters.....................................................19 Plasterers & Cement Masons.................31 Plumbers/Pipefitters................................29 Roofers......................................................24 Sheet Metal Workers...............................19 Teamsters.................................................25 Cover story.................................................4 Directory............................................. 32-33 BCTD Apprentice Training......................27 Q&A..........................................................23 PROJECT MANAGER / Beky Davis Advertising Sales/ Beky Davis Graphics/ Aaron Schmidt Tribune Chronicle 240 Franklin St. SE Warren, Ohio 44483 The Building Trades Apprenticeship and Career Guide is published in cooperation with the Western Reserve and Upper Ohio Valley Building Councils. All rights reserved. No portion of Building Trades Apprenticeship and Career Guide may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. 2022 Phone: 330-841-1700 Fax: 330-841-1639

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This photo taken in September 2021 at the Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo at the Canfield Fairgrounds shows Jimmy Taylor of Girard, president, Painters Local 476, teaching Boardman High School student Jocelyn Valle the proper way to handle a paint brush.

modified here in the region for outreach across all trades. “The best way to explain this class is career Students in several Mahoning Valley school exploration into the building trades,” said Rob districts can get on the path to a career in the building Eggleston, lead career counselor with the ESC of trades through a partnership that, at some schools, Eastern Ohio. transforms the concept of shop class, and at others, reintroduces the program to students from scratch. THE PROGRAM Joining forces to bring Career Connections to the region are the Educational Service Center of Eastern “The purpose was to create some career paths Ohio, the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio within the school districts for the building trades, and Western Pennsylvania and Western Reserve and what we ended up utilizing was the carpenters’ Building Trades. Career Connections program that many of our The program was created by the Carpenters trades have acknowledged and partnered with to International Training Fund to introduce students bring that program into the school districts,” said to the trade and craft of carpentry, but it’s been Gary Hartman, association services director, the 4 Apprenticeship & Career Guide Story by RON SELAK JR. Photos by R. MICHAEL SEMPLE

Dallas McCracken, a student at United Local, right, learns the correct technique to roll mortar under the watchful eye of Brian Collier, president, Bricklayers & Tile Setters Local 8, at the Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo in September 2021 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. Introducing students to the building trades was the goal of the expo, and it’s also the focal point of Career Connections, a program at several local school districts that started this school year that introduces students to the trades and helps get them started on a career path in that industry.

This photo from September 2021 shows Salem High School student Bella Brant learn bricklaying techniques at the Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo at the Canfield Fairgrounds.

“The best way to explain this class is career exploration into the building trades.” — Rob Eggleston, lead career counselor, Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio Builders Association. Its rollout varies by school district. For districts with established shop classes like Warren, Austintown and Boardman, it was more of adding the Career Connections curriculum into the existing curriculum – how what the students are doing with their hands Rob Eggleston applies to the trades. For other districts, like Brookfield, it’s about starting from square one.

“It has kind of taken its own growth pattern depending on what the schools already had set up... it was set up to allow schools like Warren that already had a program in place to piggyback onto it and teach the curriculum,” said Hartman. “And it allowed school districts that didn’t have anything, didn’t have a shop program within their school district, to take that curriculum, work within it and even do smaller projects to learn the skill sets.” Carpentry is the basis, “but they (students) are being introduced to multiple building trades. They may have a bricklayer come in and talk about laying brick, a concrete guy come in and talk about laying concrete, and from there, these people that are going

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BRICKLAYERS & TILESETTERS International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) 620 F Street N. W., Washington D.C. 20004



• Age requirement: 17 years minimum • Testing: General Aptitude test • Drug testing: yes • Information needed: Valid ID, birth certificate, high school transcripts, or military service record, certification on completion. • Requirements: explained at application interview • Length of program: 4 years plus 8 week preapprentice training / 6,000 hours • Scope of work: trowel trades • Requirements: Physically capable of performing work of the trade • Other Information: Every applicant is interviewed

BAC craft workers build, repair and renovate structures, and portions of structures that are made of brick and other clay products, structural tile, concrete, cement, stone, marble, glassblock, terra cotta, tile, terrazzo, plaster, mosaics, castables and artificial masonry units made of any material. Their work includes laying, setting installation or application of all such materials and the preparation of all structures or components to receive such materials. The skilled crafts represented by the BAC, often called the trowel trades, are Bricklaying and Block Laying, Concrete Masonry, Plastering, Pointing, Caulking and Restoration, Refracjourney workers or for both. They may be instituted tory and Industrial Masonry, Stone and Marble Masonto provide for long term career growth or they may be ry, Terrazzo Work, Tile Laying and Mosaic Work. set up to respond to very specific local market needs. Those journey workers who choose to become full or part-time craft instructors must enroll in the IMI InAPPRENTICESHIP structor Certificate Program, a 200-hour teacher trainApprentices enter the trowel trades through appren- ing program that counts toward college credit and can ticeship with a local joint apprenticeship and training lead to a Bachelor’s Degree. committee (JATC). JATC’s recruit, screen and select apprentice candidates and oversee their progress on the job and in the classroom. The length of apprentice-ship is three to four years, depending on the craft. New apprentices are sometimes enrolled in pre-job training in their selected trowel trade before going to work for a contractor. Pre-Job training is 640 hours of hands-on experience in work-like situations combined with classroom work. This prepares new apprentices to be productive and earn their wage from the first day on the job.


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Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Masonry Council Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers International Institute International Masonry Institute

NORTHERN OHIO REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER NORTHERN OHIO TRAINING 8499 LeavittREGIONAL Road  Amherst, Ohio 44001 CENTER 8499(440) Leavitt 44001 Phone 986 Road - 3000  Amherst, Toll FreeOhio 800-442-0479 Phone (440) 986 - 3000  Toll Free 800-442-0479

Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Ohio-Kentucky Administrative District Council Bricklayers &Requirements Allied Craftworkers Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee

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I understand that to be accepted as an I understand that to be accepted as an apprentice at the NORTHERN OHIO REGIONAL apprentice atTRAINING the NORTHERN OHIO REGIONAL CENTER…. TRAINING CENTER….  I must be at least 17 years of age  II must at aleast years oflicense age or State must be have valid17driver’s  Iissued must have a valid driver’s license or State photo ID and reliable transportation issued photo ID and reliable transportation  I must find employment with a signatory  Iunion must mason find employment contractor with a signatory union mason contractor  Must pass a pre-employment drug test  Must pass a pre-employment drugperiod test I will be placed on a probationary  Ionce will be placed on a probationary period I begin work work  once I mustI begin join the Bricklayer’s Union after 8  Idays mustofjoin the Bricklayer’s 8 employment with a Union union after mason days of employment with a union mason contractor  contractor I will abide by all the rules, regulations and  Ipolicies will abide rules, regulations and setby byall thethe Training Center JATC. policies set by the Training Center JATC.

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Located in Liverpool & Steubenville covering the counties of:East Columbiana, Jefferson, Harrison, Belmont and Monroe. counties of: Columbiana, Jefferson, Harrison, Belmont and Monroe. Representative Brian Collier and Monroe.

Field Representative Brian Collier Field Representative Donald Mays Field Representative Brian Collier (330) 779-3133Field Representative (330) 779-3133 Donald Mays (330) 382-9600 (330) 779-3133www. 382-9600 For more information about our Apprenticeship Program and to find the union hall nearest you go to For more information about our Apprenticeship Program and to find the union hall nearest you go to

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CARPENTER United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of North America Apprenticeship & Training Fund PO Box 95818, Las Vegas, NV 89193 • Fee: No • Age Requirements: Minimum 17 years • Drug testing: Yes • Length of program: 4 years • Applications accepted: Call for information • Information needed: High school diploma or GED The UBC covers 10 distinct classifications of workers. 1. Carpenters build all types of structures from office buildings, to shopping malls, factories, and sports stadiums. 2. Residential Carpenters build single unit homes, town homes, condominiums, and apartments. 3. Millwrights install, repair, replace, and main maintain all machinery in all types of industrial applications including auto manufac turing plants, steel mills, paper mills and nuclear power plants. 4. Cabinetmakers build and install cabinets, store fixtures, tradeshow displays, doors & windows, and moldings. 5. Piledrivers install the underpinnings for build buildings and bridges, build docks and wharfs, and supply commercial underwater divers for a variety of tasks. 6. Floor Coverers install carpet, vinyl, and hard wood on floors and walls. 7. Interior Systems Carpenters build interior walls and partitions with steel studs and apply the finish surfaces to walls and ceilings in com commercial and residential buildings. 8. Drywall Applicator Specialists specialize in the application of drywall in commercial and residential buildings. 9. Acoustical Carpenter Specialists specialize in the application of acoustical ceilings in com commercial and residential buildings. 10. Lather Specialists specialize in layout, framing, and application of supported and free-standing lath that supports plaster finishes.


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APPRENTICESHIP Our apprenticeship programs offer life-long careers in the construction industry. A UBC apprentice is someone who learns a trade while working under the guidance of a skilled journeylevel worker. Apprentices attend 4 weeks of hands-on training per year at one of our 180 training centers that are located throughout the country. Our apprenticeship programs are available to anyone who is interested in becoming a UBC apprentice and who is willing to apply his/herself to learning a trade.


The UBC offers life-long training to its members. There are many technical and safety courses offered to journey-level workers. Supervisory training is also available for journey-level workers who would like to advance to foreman or superintendent jobs. Most apprentices will receive college credit for their formal training. These credits can be applied to Associate or Bachelor degree programs. Additionally, apprenticeship instructors attend academic courses from Penn State University that are sponsored by the UBC International Training Center.

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ELECTRICIAN Warren Electrical JATC 4550 Research Parkway Warren, OH 44483 330-394-3690 Youngstown Area Electrical JATC 350 E. Western Reserve Rd. Youngstown, OH 44512 330-965-0578

• Fee: $30.00 • Age Requirements: 18 years • Drug testing: Yes • Length of program: 5 years commercial / inside program 3 year residential program 3 year telecommunication program • Information needed: High school diploma, high school transcripts, or possess a GED. Valid drivers license • Requirements: Evidence of one year successful completion (passing grade) of high school or post high school Algebra • Testing: Aptitude test


What is it like to work as an electrician? You can have a specialty as a Lineman, an Inside Wireman, an Installer/Technician, or a Residential Wireman. Journeyman Lineman erect and maintain power lines, climb power poles, and work on communication lines. It’s highly skilled work that requires a great deal of concentration, skill and knowledge. Demand for this type of work will never go “out of style”… as long as folks use electricity. Journeyman Wireman wire the industrial plants and factories, the warehouses, the office buildings, the shopping centers small and large… when something goes wrong with the electrical system in such facilities, journeyman wiremen are the ones who are called. Residential Wireman are responsible for the repair and upgrade work in residential structures. With 90 million single-family homes in the U.S., demand just for the repair/upgrade work will never cease. What’s more, as more and more people buy computers, and buy items with electronic components that are sensitive to electric power quality, there’s more need for the Residential Wireman’s skills. Telecommunications -Installer/Technician are responsible for the wiring that makes the Internet and e-commerce possible. Communication industries rely on something installed everyday by our industry: wires and cables. When building owners and tenants have network wiring problems, they need a professional telecom installer/technician and he or she be-comes the most important person in the building! As a telecom tech working for one of our industry’s con-tractors, that person would be you.


Completion of apprenticeship doesn’t mean the end of education. The NJATC offers many classes and opportunities for journeymen to improve and add to their skills and knowledge. Graduating apprentices are able to obtain college credit for their apprentice-ship and


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have the opportunity to pursue Bachelor or Associate degree programs. Instructors are able to pursue professional education training at the National Training Institute (NTI), which is co-sponsored by the NJATC and the University of Tennessee.


Each of the four types of electrical work (Inside Wireman, Outside Lineman, Installer Technician and Residential Wireman) share common skills and knowledge. Each also has other skills and knowledge, which are specific to that particular area of work. Be-cause of these differences, each type of work has a different apprenticeship program associated with it. Apprentices receive their training through the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of NECA and IBEW. It’s a model education partnership which produces the best-trained, most up-to-date electrical apprentices and journeymen in the country. In addition to receiving skill training on the job, our apprentices are provided trade related classroom training that produces competency and pride which lead to true craftsmanship. Quite often some local training committees provide special classes with hands-on training to support classroom lectures and discussions.

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IRON WORKERS International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers 1750 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006


The Iron Workers Apprenticeship Program generally takes three to four years to complete. It consists of on-the-job training and 144 hours of related classroom instruction per year. Apprentices receive training in all segments of the industry, including blueprint reading, welding, flame cutting, plasma arc welding and cutting, rigging, use of hand and power tools, OSHA Construction Safety Regulations, rebar, fabrication, caulking and structural steel, First Aid/CPR, and the use of precise plumbing and leveling instruments. The training is comprised of “hands-on” activities, demonstrations by equipment suppliers, and classroom lectures.


People often confuse iron workers with steel-workers. Ironworkers erect the steel that is milled by a steel worker. Iron workers assemble and erect steel framework and other metal parts in buildings, on bridges, dams and other steel structures. They raise, place and join steel girders and columns to form structural frameworks, including welding of metal decking. When you drive by a building that looks like a skeleton waiting for its skin, that is the work done by Ironworkers. There are many classifications of work as an Ironworkers. For example, you can be a welder, a rodman, a finisher, a sheeter, structural ironworker worker, or a rigger. Ironworkers generally work in all conditions and in all types of weather. They often work at great heights and in confined spaces. Iron workers find this variety appealing and are pleased at the end of the day when they can see the results of their work.

SPECIALTY TRAINING Advanced technology, changing regulations, in-creased productivity demand and diversity are some of the issues our training programs address. Journeyworkers can take advanced courses in areas such as welding, lead hazard, blueprint reading, and O.S.H.A.


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• Age Requirements: 18 years • Length of program: 4 years • Drug testing: Yes • Testing: Yes • Information needed: high school transcripts, drivers license, diploma or GED

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LABORERS’ INTERNATIONAL UNION OF NORTH AMERICA Laborers’ International Union of North America 905 16th Street, Northwest Washington, DC 20006


Construction Craft Laborers perform a variety of highly specialized tasks that include: electric and pneumatic drills, electric and hydraulic boring ma-chines, setting explosives for heavy construction, using laser guidance equipment for pipe placement, and utilizing surveying and measuring devices. As construction becomes increasingly computerized, construction laborers also control high-tech input devises like GPS and robotic pipe cutters. Construction la-borers work jointly carrying out assigned construction tasks or may work alone, reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications with little or no supervision. Building construction requires construction laborers to prepare and place foundational footings. Additionally, they erect a majority of scaffolding used to perform vital building tasks. Construction laborers handle operate machines; for example, they mix mortar or operate a machine that pumps concrete, grout or cement. At hazardous waste sites, construction la-borers prepare the site and safely remove asbestos, lead mold, and other hazardous materials. Construction laborers operate, read, and maintain air monitoring and other sampling devices. At heavy and highway construction sites, construction laborers place and slope concrete and asphalt on roadways, and install sewer, water, and storm drain pipes. To prepare highway work zones, construction laborers control passing traffic and install barricades, cones, and markers. At pipeline or transmission construction sites, construction laborers clear the right-of-way, install engineered erosion control products, rigging, sandblasting, coating, and cathodic protection. Also, at gas distribution construction sites, construction laborers locate underground utilities, perform pipe fusing, residential and commercial meter installations, traffic control, and project restoration.


The purpose of the apprenticeship program is develop a qualified, versatile, and safe construction laborer. Contractors must have a skilled and safe workforce to produce a quality project at a competitive price for project owners. The apprenticeship program consists of 4,000 hours of on-the-job experience and a mini-mum of 432 hours of classroom related training before graduating as a Journeyper14 Apprenticeship & Career Guide

son. As an apprentice, you will be employed by a signatory contractor who will pay you an appropriate wage and benefit package, and you’ll be working side-by-side with a qualified Journeyperson. • Age Requirements: 18 years old • Proof of H.S. Completion or GED • Driver License or Photo ID • Must pass written exam • Must pass oral exam • Must pass drug screen • Applications will be accepted as needed


Like any industry, construction continues to evolve and change. Work opportunities that were once plentiful may decrease over time, while jobs we hadn’t dreamed of may suddenly be in high demand. That is the power of training, no matter how much construction changes LIUNA training makes sure our workforce stays ahead of the curve. The power of specialty training can also build a recession-proof career for la-borers. From accredited curriculum to instructor certification, our training center has the programs and services to meet the needs of laborers, union contractors and the industry. Additionally, our partnership with the Cuyahoga Community College enable a laborer to reach three benchmarks: Journeyperson Laborer, a Certificate of Proficiency from Tri-C, and an Associate Degree in Construction Technologies.

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in and doing the demonstrations, they are also saying, ‘here is my card if you’re ever looking for a job,’” Eggleston said. Opening access to all trades is what makes the regional program unique. For example, a national recruiter with the roofers trade presented to students in Brookfield, and two signed up to work. Students can earn Career Connections certificates levels 1, 2 and 3; Ohio State Apprenticeship Council recognized Pre-Apprenticeship Program certificate of completion; and OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Administration) 10. The last is not from the carpenters, but some schools are adding it to the class. Also, it’s an introduction to basic life skills and a way for students to determine their career objectives. “The vision of this... is to open the eyes of the young men and women of Ohio and to let them see the possibilities of a learn-while-you-earn career. The one thing we have been noticing is the students of today are most likely going to make five to seven different career choices before the end of their career, and I firmly believe the building trades is a life skill that you need,” said Tony DiTommaso, secretary / treasurer, Western Reserve Building Trades. The program opens the door for students to see what a foundation in the building trades can lead to in terms of a career, DiTommaso said.

“We’re going to need contractors, we’re going to need building inspectors, we’re going to need county engineers, we’re going to need entrepreneurs,” said DiTommaso, senior representative with the Indiana / Kentucky / Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC). In addition, the program also opens the door for contractors, the trades, teachers and counselors to really engage students in a trades-related career. “We’re not talking about what are you going to do for the next 40 years of your life, we’re talking about how you are going Tony DiTommaso to get engaged in your next step in life and what this is going to do for you and what kind of foundation are you going to lay,” DiTommaso said. Said Hartman, “the biggest thing is, it’s just a huge leg up. We know out of the 500 students who are enrolled in this, we’re not going to get all 500 into the trades. We know there is still probably a high percentage of those kids that will go onto secondary education after graduation or into other careers, but it’s still giving them a leg up.” “Within our industry, we know those other jobs need to be filled, too. That is part of us still being able to survive in the Mahoning Valley... if that program is carrying over into interesting a kid into a taking a job in manufacturing or something like at the new battery- (cell) plant because ‘I like working with my hands, I like doing something different, I don’t know if sitting behind a desk all day would be my thing,’ then great. It’s still creating a workforce here in the Mahoning Valley and keeping our workforce here,” Gary Hartman Hartman said. INTRODUCTION

Warren G. Harding High School student Shawn Jukubec, 17, builds a wood frame. Warren City Schools is participating in Career Connections, a program at several local school districts that started this school year that introduces students to the trades and helps get them started on a career path in that industry.


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Planning for the local version started in 2020 with a rollout at the start of the 2021-22 school year at 10 pilot districts: Austintown, Boardman, Brookfield, Canfield, East Palestine, Sebring, Springfield, United Local, Warren and West Branch. The ESC of Eastern Ohio applied for and received $150,000 from the Ohio Department of Education’s Remote EdX grant to develop and implement the program at the schools. The degree varied, said Eggleston, depending on the resources already in

oplace within the districts. y Each was given $10,000 for tools and materials. d A second ODE grant, this one the Innovative aWorkforce Incentive Program, also won by the sESC of Eastern Ohio, provided another $256,000 to develop programming for four new schools and give additional money for the 10 enrolled programs, Eggleston said. Districts set to participate next school year are Beaver Local, Jackson Milton, Struthers and Western Reserve. The funding was crucial to start up the program, but some districts, like Brookfield, got creative to help fund the program. In Brookfield, said Hartman, one of the projects was to build cornhole boards, which were sold in the community through an auction on Facebook. The money earned was put back into the program, Hartman said.


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PAINTER/ TAPER/ GLAZIER International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) 7234 Parkway Drive Hanover, MD 21076 410-564-5900, Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) 7230 Parkway Drive Hanover, Maryland 21076 800-276-7289,


Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association 1750 New York Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20006 •


Sheet metal workers perform all types of tasks using metal. They design, fabricate and install heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. When an air conditioning system breaks or has problems, it is the sheet metal workers who use computers to troubleshoot the problem and then perform the service work to correct it. Sheet metal workers are responsible for the stainless steel cabinets and countertops you see in DESCRIPTION Commercial & Industrial Painters apply paint, stain, restaurants and cafeterias.

• Applications: Call for information • Requirements: High School Graduate or GED • Age: Required must be 18 years of age or older • Testing: No/No testing fee • Length of program: 3-4 year programs • Drug Testing: Prework if Required by Employer

varnish, and other finishes to residential, commercial and industrial structures. They are able to choose the right paint or finish for the surface to be covered by taking into account durability, ease of handling, method of application and customer desires. Drywall finishers (or tapers) prepare unfinished interior or drywall panels for painting by taping and finishing joints and imperfections. Glaziers (Architectural metal and glass workers) are responsible for selecting, cutting, installing and replacing all types of glass used in construction. Glaziers also work on the glass exteriors of large commercial buildings. Sign and Display Workers make signs which are designed for advertising - both standard billboards and more complex, lighted billboards. They also set up and dismantle the display booths which are used to provide information at trade shows.


All apprenticeship programs incorporate skills training with safety and health training. Apprentices are taught about the International Union of Painters and Al-lied Trades (IUPAT) and how the union operates. All apprentices are paid and receive regular raises during the course of their apprenticeship. Glaziers, Painters, Sign and Display Workers, and Floor Coverers participate in a four-year apprenticeship, and Drywall Finishers have a three-year apprenticeship.


Painters and Allied Trades may participate in instructor training and can work towards getting a college degree. Members may also take classes and earn college credit at the George Meany Center in subjects such as labor law and contract negotiations. IUPAT sponsors over 55 Job Corps programs throughout the United States. Individuals that complete this program are then eligible to enter an IUPAT apprenticeship program.


The apprenticeship program for sheet metal workers combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction, which takes place at state-of-the art JATC owned facilities or in the vocational training departments of local school and/or community colleges. Each JATC program has its own computers, which allows the JATC to deliver training, monitor progress, and communicate with other apprenticeship programs through the ITI home page. The apprenticeship program lasts five years, during which you receive wages and benefits as well as top-ofthe-line instruction at no cost! In your fist and second year, you will learn about drafting, sheet metal tools, safety procedures, pattern layout and development as well as how mathematics apply to the trade. In your third year, you will work more on your own, and will learn how to about installing HVAC equipment, welding, hoisting and rigging, and retrofitting environmental systems. Finally, in your fourth year, you will be taught about fine tuning HVAC systems and welding techniques. By the end of your fifth year you attain journeyperson status!


At the International Training Institute (ITI), which is jointly sponsored by labor and management, you have the opportunity to take advanced courses of training in a variety of areas, such as HAZMAT, con-fined spaces, and advanced welding. There is also the opportunity to work towards an associate’s degree. ITI has an online university, which allows for distant learning. Sheet Metal Workers have the opportunity to become an apprentice instructor or training administrator. They can train to be Service Work Technicians and/or Certified Welding Inspectors.

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BOILERMAKER 1017 North 9th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101 (913) 342-2100

• Applications: Taken the third Wednesday of each month 9-11 A.M. and 1-4 P.M. • Fee: No • Information needed: High School diploma or GED, birth certificate, documentations of welding certificates (test papers) • Testing: Yes • Length of program: 4 years • Drug testing: Yes • Other information: Jurisdiction is in 17 counties in Ohio and 2 in PA. On call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We work in confined spaces and high heights. Indoors and outdoors


The Boilermakers Union has a National Training Complex in Kansas City, Kansas, to supplement training at the local and regional levels. Instructors at the National Training Complex teach all boilermaking skills for journeyman upgrading. They also offer foreman and apprentice instructor training. In addition, the apprenticeship program has seven state-of-the-art mobile training centers that can go where needed. The Boilermakers also participate in the MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization) Fund, a joint labor trust fund that provides manpower in areas of need, trains craftworkers in new skills and technology, and instructs and teaches safe work habits.


Today’s field construction boilermaker is involved in more than just the construction of boilers. Apprentices are a vital part of construction project teams that erect pressure vessel assemblies and fabricate metal plate. You could be involved in the installation of a giant superheater section in a large utility boiler, the erection of a 750,000 gallon water storage tank, the placement of a nuclear power plant reactor dome, or the construction of components on a hydroelectric power station. Some of the tasks performed by apprentices are burning, gouging and welding, removing and replacing tubes, and the laying out, aligning and fitting of components. You will take classes in subjects like Advanced Access Structures, Rigging Prints, Mathematics for Layout &Printing, and Drawing Interpretations, Metallurgy, and Testing of Materials.

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators & Allied Workers 9602 M L King Highway, Lanham, MD 20706 • Fee: $25 • Age Requirements: 18 years old • Drug testing: Yes • Info needed: High school transcripts & diploma or GED, drivers license • Applications Accepted: 1st Friday of every month 205 pm. Requirement: Must be a resident of 1 of 16 counties Local 84 covers


Insulation workers install many different types of insulating materials for basically five purposes: to prevent heat transfer, to conserve energy, to retard freezing, to protect personnel from burns and to control fire hazards. Today, insulating materials are used in energy conservation efforts to increase operational efficiency and reduce fuel costs. Insulation is installed using a variety of techniques-stapling, wiring, pasting or spraying - depending on the type of surface to which the insulating material is being applied.


The program emphasizes on-the-job training and classroom instruction, the use of textbooks and other course materials. As an apprentice, you will be em-ployed by an insulation contractor who will pay you an appropriate wage and benefit package. You will be working side by side with a qualified mechanic on those job sites. You will be attending classes taught by highly qualified instructors. Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you will be required to take an examination to demonstrate your mastery of the knowledge and skills you’ve been taught.


The workers must be trained and certified in the removal of asbestos. This training is required by both Federal and State laws. Insulator instructors attend annual training conferences where they are taught the latest technologies within the industry. Classes are then provided for the Local Union’s members to stay abreast of the constant changes within the industry. Apprenticeship & Career Guide 21





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Q &A What is an apprenticeship? An apprenticeship is a training program the produces highly skilled workers by combining on-the-job training with related classroom instruction. There are currently 37,000 registered apprentice-ship programs in the United States. (In order for an apprenticeship program to be registered with the Department of Labor, it must meet the criteria out-lined under Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 29.5. The Office of Apprenticeship Training, Employer and Labor Services (OATELS) division of the Department of Labor oversees this process.)

How many apprentices are trained annually?

In 2000, there were 360,511 registered apprentices. Approximately 55% of these apprentices were enrolled in union building trades apprentice-ship programs. The Associated Builders and Contractors trains only 15,000 apprentices each year, which equals about 4.1 of the total U.S. apprentice population.

What are the qualifications of our apprenticeship instructors?

Instructors generally have many years of experience as journeymen or women in the construction industry. In many joint labor-management run pro-grams, instructors must be certified and/or have at-tended instructor training classes sponsored by the JATC and training trust fund or the International Unions. These programs provide instructors with the very best methods of teaching apprentices as well as providing the necessary information for new technologies in the industry. Apprenticeship instructors also ensure that the mentoring process Who sponsors and pays for is employed on the construction job sites so the apprenapprenticeship programs? tices safely learn the necessary skills of his or her craft Apprenticeship programs are operated by both private under the supervision of experienced journeypersons. and public sponsors. Financing for labor management apprenticeship programs is negotiated on a local level, and is guaranteed in the collective bargaining agree- What about changing technology? ment. These funds are then administered by an Ap- Labor-management apprenticeship programs are conprenticeship Trust Fund Committee, and are then allo- stantly offering new courses to past and current apcated to the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee prentices and modify their curricula to keep pace with (JATC); both are com-prised of labor and management changing technology. Changes in technology also force representatives. The Trust Fund Committee ensures our apprenticeship programs to update their training programs on a continual basis. that monies are spent properly and that apprenticeship progress will meet the OATELS standards. Apprentices in these labor/management-sponsored programs incur no costs for their training – they earn while they learn.

What is unique about labormanagement sponsored apprenticeship programs? Apprentices in labor-management sponsored programs are taking part in employee/employer run programs. Both the contractor and the union invest in the apprenticeship program together. The programs are free to would be apprentices. Our apprentices also receive safety training, which often exceeds even OSHA recommendations. Many private employer-run nonunion apprenticeship pro-grams do not mandate safety training for their apprentices. Our apprenticeship programs mandate 144 hours of classroom instruction. Our apprentices are taught in a classroom setting on the basics of the skill.

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United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers (Roofers) 1660 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036

DESCRIPTION Roofers and Waterproofers work on a variety of types of buildings, protecting those facilities against water intrusion and ultimate damage to the structure and its contents. Roofing in the commercial and industrial sector is generally of the built-up type or the single-ply category. In built-up roofing, layers or piles of felt are set in hot bitumen over insulation boards to form a waterproof membrane. A separate category of roofing is the modified bitumen system that may be applied with hot bitumen or torched-on with high in-tensity propane burners.

APPRENTICESHIP Apprenticeship programs sponsored jointly by labor and management on the local union level supply employers with the highly skilled workers who apply the quality roofing and waterproofing systems that keep America’s buildings dry. Apprentices learn their craft by training on the job under proper supervision and by studying technical subjects related to the roofing trade. Once apprentices have learned the practical and technical aspects of the work, they graduate to journeyman status. Roofing apprenticeship programs generally run for three years.

SPECIALTY TRAINING Local unions offer additional job training through journeymen continuing education programs. Instructor training seminars are offered at district council meetings to sharpen instructors’ skills in writing objectives, lesson plans and outlines. The International Union is developing seminars for apprentice instructors covering the principles of teaching methods and the use of lectures, visual aids, discussions, testing, interactive teaching and hands-on projects. The Roofing Industry Partnership for Safety and Health is a program sponsored by labor, management and the government. It promotes safety by offering roofing contractors a package of incentives designed to improve their safety performance..


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HIRING ROOFERS Apprenticeships Available

CONTACT: Nancy Weibel Local 71 Business Manager & Financial Secretary

330-746-3020 2714 Martin L. King, Youngstown, OH 44510

TEAMSTER International Brotherhood of Teamsters 25 Louisiana avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (202) 624-6885

DESCRIPTION The Construction Teamster is a truck driver whose job can be quite diversified, depending on the size of the contracting firm for whom he or she is employed. Teamsters skillfully operate a variety of trucks, including flat beds, tandems, ready-mix and dumps. Construction teamsters are an important part of a construction team because they are responsible for delivering the materials to the jobsite.

APPRENTICESHIP Properly trained drivers are the key to truck safety. Apprenticeship programs are available in both the United States and Canada. Some of the course that construction truck driver apprentices take include Tractor Trailers, Forklift Safety, CPR, Hazard Materials Awareness, Vehicle Mechanics, Truck Cranes, and Warehouse Operations. In the first year of apprenticeship, participants usually take Basic CDL (Commercial Driver License) training. Apprentices must complete 2,400 hours of onthe-job training to earn journeyworker status


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BCTD Apprenticeship and Training The unions affiliated with the Building and Construction Trades Department provide the highest quality apprentice and journeyworker training anywhere in the world. The apprenticeship and training programs of the building trades unions are administered by local joint apprenticeship and training committees (JATCs), made up of representatives from the local union and from industry employers. These local training trust funds spend over $500,000 million annually on training and operate over 2,000 training centers across North America. More than 180,000 apprentices and tens of thousands of journey-level workers receive quality training each year at these state-of-the-art facilities.


Journeyworker Training

Through apprenticeship programs, new entrants to the industry receive supervised training on the job and related theoretical instruction under the tutelage of master craftworkers who are members of the building trades unions. Apprentices are em-ployed and receive wages while training on-the-job, and the cost of the related instruction is paid for by the sponsoring JATC. This “earn while you learn” feature of apprenticeship makes it afford-able for all.

In the building and construction trades unions, training opportunities do not end upon completion of apprenticeship. All building trades unions and JATCs offer free skill improvement and skill up-grading to ensure their members have access to continuous learning opportunities. These pro-grams are designed to broaden, diversify and up-date the skills of union members.

Minimum qualifications, application and selection procedures, training content, wage progressions and completion requirements are determined by the apprenticeship programs of each affiliated union. All programs encourage women and minorities to apply.

As part of their skills training, building trades members learn safety on the job. Safety and Health courses help members better handle the hazards of construction sites and stay safe. These courses are available to apprentices and journey-level members.

The apprenticeship programs of the building and construction unions operate under standards registered and certified by the Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, or by a state apprenticeship agency.


Safety and Health Training

Many of the unions have also worked with area schools to create school-to-work programs. These successful programs have improved industry awareness among students and counselors, and have assisted students in their preparation for a career in the building trades.

College Credit An innovation in the apprenticeship programs of the building trades combines apprenticeship with college study. In some programs, apprentices are “dually enrolled” in the apprenticeship program and in a college degree program. These programs recognize the achievement of those who success-fully complete their apprenticeship and offer participating apprentices expanded career options. One such program is through the National Labor College, which offers apprentices an opportunity to receive college credit for their related instruction and on-the-job training, and simultaneously work toward a Bachelor of Technical Studies.

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PLUMBER / PIPEFITTER United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 • • Fee: $45 • Age Requirements: 18 years of age by June 1 of the year applying. • Drug Testing: Yes • Test: Yes • Length of program: 5 year program • Applications: Apply online at • Information needed: High school transcripts or GED and Valid State I.D. • Requirements: Must be able to attend classes two nights a week at our Boardman Training Center from September - May

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Plumbing • Pipefitting • Welding

DESCRIPTION UA members (plumbers, pipefitters, sprinklerfitters, refrigeration fitters, and service technicians) are involved in just about every aspect of construction involving piping from the space program to nuclear power houses to refineries to shipbuilding. UA craftsmen ply their skills in commercial, industrial and residential arenas.

APPRENTICESHIP Individuals who enter a United Association five-year apprenticeship program are men and women motivated to learn a complex and challenging trade. UA apprentices learn through both class-room and on-the-job training in what is considered by many to be the best construction industry apprentice program in the world. The five year apprenticeship period is divided into one-year segments, each of which includes a minimum of 1600 hours of “on the job training” and 230 hours of “related technical instruction.” All UA apprentices receive a strong general education background in the trade, with core courses in basics such as mathematics and drawing. At a certain point, apprentices can choose a specific path to follow, to become trained as a journeyman plumber, pipefitter, sprinklerfitter, service mechanic, and so on. All training programs are run through United Association Local Joint Training Committees and are overseen by National Joint Training Committees.

SPECIALTY TRAINING Certification Programs include valve repair, medical gas installation, welding, and CFC removal. UA instructors must be kept abreast of any technological changes. The UA has developed a program of instructor education consisting of five one-week sessions over a period of five years.

Refrigeration • Heating • Air Conditioning

Local Union #396

Local Union #495

Marty Loney Business Manager

Chad Walker Business Manager

Rick Boyarko Apprentice Coordinator

Isaac Evans Apprentice Coordinator





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ELEVATOR CONSTRUCTORS International Union of Elevator Constructors 5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 310, Columbia, MD 21044 (410) 997-9000


Elevator constructors perform the construction, operation, inspection, testing, maintenance, alteration, and re-pair of elevators, plat-form lifts and stairway chair lifts, escalators and moving walks also dumb-waiters, material lifts, and automatic transfer devices. They also perform the construction, operation, inspection, maintenance, alteration and repair of automatic guided transit vehicles such as automated people movers. Individuals perform this work while working at heights, around exposed electrical contacts and moving sheaves and cables.

APPRENTICESHIP There is apprenticeship for only a very small portion of the elevator industry. The majority of people enter the industry by making application at a Local Union of the International Union of Elevator Constructors. This can be found in your local phone book or call the International Office for the Local nearest your city. The minimum requirements are that you must be a high school graduate and are at least eighteen years old. Those individuals with advanced education in electrical or mechanical engineering have a greater chance of employment. The new hire is registered with the National Elevator Industry Education Program. This program of study requires five years to complete to take the mechanic examination. There are two more years of study to complete the program.

SPECIALTY TRAINING The industry is made up of large manufacturing companies and smaller regional service companies. These companies have additional training programs related to their own equipment. The National Elevator Industry Educational Program offers the Mechanic Technical Review Series. These classes are designed to up grade mechanics that have been out of school for a few years. Many constructors take classes at local community colleges or technical schools to improve their skills.


Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association of the United States and Canada 14405 Laurel Place, Suite 300, Laurel, MD 20708 • Fee: $20.00 • Age Requirements: No • Drug testing: Yes • Length of program: Cement masons 3 years; Plasters 4 years • Information needed: High school diploma or GED, drivers license • Requirements: Physically fit • Testing: General aptitude test • Other information: Every applicant is interviewed


Cement Masons work primarily with concrete or cement products. Cement masons are an integral part of the team that creates our nation’s roads, highways, dams and airport runways are all created by cement masons. Today’s high-rise office buildings all have floors of concrete. Plasterers perform their work on walls and ceilings using a variety of materials to create smooth, decorative and fire safe interiors and exteriors. The many colors and rough finishes of stucco or exterior plaster are applied by plasterers. Plasterers also create shapes on ceilings and walls. Behind the walls and ceilings, plasterers have coated the building structure with materials that prevent burning.


Apprentices are paid while they are in training with regular raises during the course of their three or four year apprenticeship. In the classroom your instructors will teach you technical skills, safety training, how to read blueprints. As changes are made in construction technology, you will be taught the skills Our apprenticeship programs are operated in cooperation with employers and the union in the area to provide the best possible training.


In today’s construction world, your training and learning never ends. The same apprenticeship program where you received your initial training continuously offers skill enhancement training along with periodic updates and recertifications for safety training. These are provided in conjunction with the training program, the employers, manufacturers of new construction systems and the finest safety trainers in the world. You are taught by fellow craftworkers who have received the training necessary to make them exceptional instructors. Apprenticeship & Career Guide 31

DIRECTORY Boilermakers


Local #744.....................................Brian Carr / 216-241-2085

Local #64 ....Ed Emerick / Training Director - 330-965-0578

1435 East 13th St, Cleveland, OH •

Local #154........................................... Ray Orsi / 412-343-3072

James D. Burgham / Business Manager

1221 Banksville Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15216 • 330-758-8654

Bricklayers/Tile Setters

Scott Satterlee •

Apprentice Coordinator.................................. Tammy Tansey • 440-986-3300 Local #8........................................Brian Collier / 330-779-3133 Mahoning Co., Trumbull Co, Columbiana Co. 5211 Mahoning Ave., Suite 270, Austintown, OH 44515 Columbiana Co. Local #10......................................Brian Collier / 330-382-9600 Bricklayers & Allied Crafts, East Liverpool & Steubenville 517 Broadway St., Suite 400, East Liverpool, OH 43920 • Local # 1 & #11..................................................... 304-363-9250

350 E. Western Rd., Youngstown, OH 44514

Local #573.......Eric Davis / Training Director - 330-394-3690 • 4550 Research Parkway, Warren, OH 44483 Mike Nemkovich / Business Manager 330-394-3606 •

Local #141................................. Tom Conners / 304-242-3870 82 Burkham Court, Wheeling, WV 26003

Local #246...........................................Bill Davis / 740-282-7572 P.O. Box 188, 626 N. 4th St., Steubenville, OH 43952-5188

19 Middletown Rd., White Hall, WV 26554

Elevator Constructors

Local #15...............................Leroy Hunter, Jr. / 304-363-9250

Local #6........................................... Paul Ryan / 412-341-6666

416 Professional Bldg , 309 Cleveland Ave,

Local #45.....................................Ron Johnston/ 330-474-7753

Fairmont, WV 26554-1605

277 Martinel Dr., Kent, OH 44240


Glaziers/ Window Glaziers

Local #171...............................................................330-746-0551

Local #847........................................ Tim Halas / 330-207-4855

Tony DiTommaso / Justin Rance / John Sofranko

35 S. State St., Girard OH 44420

Mahoning County, Trumbull County, Columbiana County

Local #53..................................Michael Lively / 304-343-8250

8065 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512

101 Lewis St., Charleston, WV 25301

Local #186.................................... Troy Stewart / 740-283-1416

Heat & Frost Insulators

626 N. 4th. St, Steubenville, OH 43952

Local # 84............................................................... 330-346-0622

Cement Masons

277 Martinel Dr. Kent, OH 44240

Local #526..............................................................Bob Gerst Jr.

Director of Training....................... Dave Barker/ 304-539-2278

5204 Mahoning Ave., Suite 108, Youngstown, OH 44515


330-717-1790 •

Apprentice Coordinator Matt Sargent / 330-726-9421 -

Local # 207.................................... Tony Deley / 330-758-9777 694 Bev Road, Boardman, OH 44512


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Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters

Local #125................................ John Lucente / 330-783-3124

Local# 396..................................... Marty Loney / 330-758-4596

4178 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512

493 Bev Rd., Bldg #3 Boardman, OH 44512

Local #935.................................. Jim Ledenko / 330-395-5105 •

465 W. Market St., Warren, OH 44481

Local #495....................................Chad Walker / 740-264-4973

Local #809.................................... Clint Powell / 740-282-0771

2700 Sunset Blvd., Steubenville, OH 43952

306 Adams St, Steubenville, OH 43952

Road Sprinkler Fitters

State Apprentice Coordinator Vincent Irvin / 614-865-9833 ext 13

Local #669 -WV Dist 30 ......David A. Ford / 513-336-9583

152 Dorchester Sq., Westerville,OH 43781

P.O. Box 539, Mason, OH, 45040-0539

Millwrights /Piledrivers


Millwrights / Local #1090............ Don Crane / 330-746-0551

Local #71.................................... Nancy Weibel / 330-746-3020

865 Market St., Boardman, OH 44512

2714 Martin Luther King Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44510

Millwrights / Local #1090.................................... 740-282-1995

626 N. 4th. St., Steubenville, OH 43952-2067

Sheetmetal Workers

Millwrights / Local #443...........Jesse Stacey / 304-422-1593

Apprentice Coordinator

4600 Camden Ave. Parkersburg, WV 26101-7389

Larry McQuillan / 330-758-0112

Piledrivers / Local # 1090.................................... 330-746-0551

Local #33....................................... Jesse Wright / 330-758-3393

755 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Boardman, OH 44512

200 McClurg Rd., Boardman, OH 44512

Piledrivers /Local #441............Jason Shaffer / 814-895-0000

495 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Sprinkler Fitters

Operating Engineers

Local #669.............................. Sean M. Murphy / 513-336-9583

Local #66...........................Brian Wydick / 330-758-7536 x192

P.O. Box 539, Mason, OH 45040

291 McClurg Rd., Youngstown,OH 44512 Director of Marketing Shawn Bertiaux / (412) 968-9120 x116 111 Zeta Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238-2811 Training Center........ Steven Columbus / 724-668-2244 x302


Local #377....................... Rodney Bartlett / 330-743-3111 x110 1223 Teamster Dr., Youngstown, OH 44502

Local 92.................................. Doyle Baird / 330-453-0135 x104 1127 9th St. S.W., Canton, OH 44707

Painters & Allied Trades Local #476.......................................... Jim Taylor / 330-758-7117 35 S. State St., Girard, OH 44420

Plasters & Cement Masons Local #179..........................................Bob Gerst / 330-799-9600 5204 Mahoning Ave., Suite 225, Youngstown, OH 44515

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Operating Engineers International Union of Operating Engineers Local #66 111 Zeta Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15238-2811 412-968-9120


Across America and Canada, the Operating Engineers build, maintain, and service places where we live, work, worship, study and play. Operating Engineers maintain control centers, boiler rooms, and HVAC units for our safety, comfort, and well-being, and their skills are put to the task every day. Hoisting and Portable Operating Engineers work on high rise buildings, operating construction cranes, as well as in deep excavations with earth moving equipment. They turn lines on paper into skylines and roadways across the USA and Canada. Contractors look to the Operating Engineers and its 400,000 members, for their skills, safety, and proficiency. The Operating Engineer has the respect and control to build the foundations of the world. There is not a better feeling than physically seeing the fruits of your labor, and that’s the feeling you get from being an Operating Engineer.

• Fee: $25.00 • Age Requirements: 18 years • Drug testing: Yes • Length of program: 4 years & 4,000 hours on-th-job training • Applications: Call for information • Requirements: Diploma or GED, High school transcripts and drivers license when application is returned • Requirements: Resident of 1 of the 36 counties covered by the program. Must have a diploma or GED, drivers license and transportation. • Testing: Pass a D.O.T. Physical. Selection test. Interview


Each of the trades (stationary or hoisting and portable engineer) uses an apprenticeship system. Hours and course description vary between the two classifications, but both have one common goal: to make the Operating Engineer apprentice the most knowledgeable about his/her craft. The National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees have seen the need to update and stream-line programs that include training both in the field and practical hands-on training at dedicated training facilities. With new innovations being introduced every day, these programs are constantly retooling to make their apprentices smarter, safer, and more productive, to ready them for today’s contractors. Competitive starting wages and progressive wage increases enhance the Operating Engineer apprenticeship programs and add to the apprenticeship goal of “earn while you learn.”


All through the apprenticeship program, apprentices, as well as journey-persons, have the opportunity to upgrade their skills. New laws requiring certifications, such as: fork lift certification, crane certification, HAZ-MAT certification, refrigerant recovery, and all license requirements are offered through the training departments and Joint Apprenticeship and Training (JATC) programs.

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Building Quality Structures on Time and on Budget in the Mahoning Valley for Over 100 Years.

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• Heat & Frost Local 84 • Boilermakers Local 154 • Boilermakers Local 744 • Bricklayers, Marble & Tile Setters Local 8 • Bricklayers, Marble & Tile Setters Local 10 • Carpenters & Floorlayers Local 171 • Cement Masons & Plasterers Local 526 • Electricians Local 64 • Electricians Local 246 • Electricians Local 573 • Elevator Constructors Local 45 • Glaziers Local 847 • Bridge, Structural & Ornamental Iron Workers Local 207 • Laborers Local 125 • Laborers Local 809 • Laborers Local 935 • Millwrights & Piledrivers Local 1090 • Operating Engineers Local 66 • Painters Local 476 • Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 396 • Roofers Local 71 • Sheet Metal Workers Local 33 • Sprinklerfitters Local 669 • Teamsters Local 377