Minnesota’s plumbing industry is growing. Plumbers provide medical gas installation in hospitals, clinics, and dialysis units. They work in new residential and commercial construction, remodeling and updating the plumbing in existing buildings, and provide valuable troubleshooting.
Visit the Plumbing Career Page on ConstructionCareers.org to explore plumbing wages, benefits, and union locations.
“The United Association of Plumbers and Gasfitters Local Union #15 , provides excellent training for young people interested in pursuing a career in the plumbing industry,” said Associate Director for the Construction Careers Foundation Mary Stuart. “Local 15 has more than 45 industry-certified instructors dedicated to the trade. They provide a quality education for those who participate in Local 15’s apprenticeship program along with mentoring offered by journeyworkers and master plumbers.”
Interested in signing up for an apprenticeship with Local 15?
Here’s the process for applying for an apprenticeship as a plumber or gasfitter:
The Minneapolis Plumbers JATC will take applications for both the Minneapolis and St. Cloud apprenticeship programs on January 9-26, 2023, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm, Monday – Thursday.
Applicants must bring a copy of their high school diploma, transcripts, or GED.
Applications are only accepted in person. Walk-in only, no appointments. Face coverings are not currently required but are always permitted. We reserve the right to require face coverings at any time if deemed appropriate. We encourage all students, employees, and visitors to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations for handwashing, sanitizing workstations, and social distancing.
After applying, candidates take a criteria exam that includes reading, arithmetic, and mechanical knowledge. Plan for about 1-1/2 hours to apply and take the tests.
For more information view the Future Applicant page.
For further questions about the process or what work as a plumber entails, please contact the Minneapolis Plumbers Apprenticeship Program for more information regarding classes, schedules, and training information.
Location: 8625 Monticello Ln N, Suite 2, Maple Grove MN 55369.
*Please enter at the north entrance, under the Training Center awning.
Website: Plumbers Local 15
Heat and frost insulators install mechanical insulation solutions in some of the most challenging environments: nuclear plants, military facilities, manufacturing and chemical plants, retail malls, hospitals, universities, educational buildings, and more.
The men and women of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators, Local 49 (based in Duluth, Minn.) are on the front line in meeting the challenges of building a safer, healthier, greener, and more efficient world.
Visit the Heat and Frost Insulator Career Page on ConstructionCareers.org to explore plumbing wages, benefits, and union locations.
“Industrial, commercial, residential, and government users all demand new levels of energy efficiency, and state-of-the-art fire safety, to live and work and Local 49 educates heat and frost insulating professionals to meet these demands,” said Stuart.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career as a heat or frost insulator, here’s the process to follow:
Interested individuals should visit the union’s office at 2002 London Road, Suite 210, Duluth, Minnesota, to sign up for the apprenticeship program. Make sure to call ahead about available office hours at 218-724-3223. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, bring their driver’s license, provide their Social Security Number and if they have OSHA 10 or 30 training (bring a certificate of completion).
Pre-Apprentice registration is required. After a person has expressed interest and has signed up with the Joint Apprenticeship Committee, their name will be added to the list of registrants. PLEASE NOTE: This is not an announcement of employment, nor one of an apprenticeship vacancy. The Joint Apprenticeship Committee maintains a list of all registrants. If opportunities develop, only persons that have registered will be considered.
When selected as a pre-apprentice, candidates must work a minimum of 160 hours in the field as a permit helper. Call 218-724-3223 to get connected with teams in the field as a permit helper.
Apprentice candidates must also take a skills assessment, which requires eligible candidates to perform basic arithmetic.
If you have any further questions about the process or what work as an insulator entails, please contact the Local 49 JATC office for more information regarding the apprenticeship program, including the process, classes, schedules, and training information.