Internships & Apprenticeship Programs
Plumbers and Steamfitters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
The Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Local 11 & 589 has opened applications for Plumber/Pipefitter apprenticeship year-round.  Each applicant must:  Be not less than 18 years of age at the time of the interview, must complete and return the application form, must submit proof of age by providing a copy of their birth certificate, must be a high school graduate or pass a GED or equivalent, must submit a high school transcript, must be physically able to perform the work of the trade, must read the Apprenticeship Standards prior to the interview.  Applicants who meet the above qualifications will be notified by mail when and where to report for their interview and rating session.  Applicants failing to appear for their scheduled interview will be disqualified, and receive no further consideration from the Committee.  If you would like an application, please see Mrs. Turner.

Apprenticeship MN
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What to Do After High School?
An Apprenticeship Lets You “Earn While You Learn” a Valuable Trade

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – April 23, 2018 – Finishing high school is an exciting accomplishment, yet it can also be a time of indecision. One option to explore is an apprenticeship, which is an “earn-while-you-learn” opportunity that combines technical classroom instruction with structured on-the-job learning experiences.

To promote this successful employee training model, Apprenticeship Minnesota has launched a new website (www.apprenticeshipmn.com) to help potential apprentices learn more about the benefits of apprenticeships.

The site includes a self-assessment tool and provides answers to common questions about apprenticeships. Plus, it offers video testimonials from current apprentices that provide a vivid picture about how apprenticeships offer them a rewarding career and a flexible work-life balance.

Minnesota has more than 11,000 apprentices preparing for a career in more than 100 occupations, including construction, healthcare, manufacturing, technology and more. 

One example is apprentice Amanda Gardas.

“When I think about my future, it’s so exciting. The possibilities seem endless,” said Gardas, now in her third year as an apprentice pipe fitter. “I can support my family and make a good living wage. I’m getting benefits. Mostly, I’m happy and proud of what I’m doing.”

Earning a good salary while learning necessary skills isn’t the only benefit of an apprenticeship. Program participants cite greater work and life balance and pride in their career as key takeaways. 

“This has been a perfect fit for me so far,” said Dionte Henley, who’s in his first year as an apprentice in a sheet metal fabrication program. “My apprenticeship has helped me balance my life. When my family and I drive by a landmark building in town, I’m proud to be able to tell my kids I helped build it. This company I’m with now, I could stay here forever.”

“Now is a great time to explore apprenticeship,” said John Aiken, director, Apprenticeship Minnesota. “In all skilled occupations, employers are seeking candidates with the necessary skills and abilities, so apprenticeship programs are a great place to start building a career.”

To learn more, visit www.apprenticeshipmn.com.  

About Apprenticeship Minnesota
Apprenticeship Minnesota help employers develop and register apprenticeship programs and promote workforce diversity through outreach and education. Minnesota's apprenticeship program allows employers to design their own apprenticeship program that provides apprentices with specific skills, training and job-related instruction tailored to the company's needs. 

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