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Apprenticeship in the pipe trades is a highly selective program, and acceptance for training depends on the applicant's qualifications and the manpower needs of the trade at the time of the selection process. The actual selection and supervision of the apprenticeship program is the responsibility of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. This committee consists of persons with considerable experience representing both management and labor. The apprenticeship program is five years of intensive technical training consisting of at least 8,500 to 10,000 hours of on-the-job training and approximately 1,250 hours of related training in the classroom.

To view information on course offerings, click the Apprenticeship Courses link on the right.

Click Here to download the current Local 486 Apprenticeship Brochure.