CERTIFIED CAREER TRAINING
Skilled Pipe Trades Apprenticeship
Are you interested in pursuing a skilled trade? Are you are someone who is skilled using their hands to create and repair? A SWPTA union-sponsored apprenticeship training program is perfect for people looking to better themselves through skilled work.
What is an Apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is an arrangement in which you receive real-life hands-on training, technical instruction, and a paycheck for all your efforts. Some skilled occupations even require an apprenticeship.
SWPTA unions offer training in skilled trades where an apprenticeship gives you all the advantages including:
- Sheet metal workers
- HVAC-R technicians
- Sprinkler fitters
Each of these trades require manual dexterity, attention to detail, the ability to problem solve and think critically, and the technical knowledge required to get the task done safely and efficiently.
Earn While You Learn
Apprenticeships are hands-on learning programs that expose students to real-life labor simulations. Much like an internship program, apprenticeships provide invaluable learning experiences in labor-intensive jobs and allow you the opportunity to earn a wage while you learn a skilled trade.
As an apprentice, you are treated like a full-time employee with a union membership attached. You’ll benefit from this opportunity that provides you the chance to learn under the wing of an experienced professional while getting paid for your contribution.
Fill out this form to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities near you.
Southwest Pipe Trades can help match you with a local union apprenticeship program that will be the important first step towards a rewarding and lucrative career path.
Following submission of the form, a member of the SWPTA will follow-up with you via email with information regarding apprenticeship opportunities near you where you can learn hands-on skills while earning a livable wage.
Trade Schools vs Apprenticeships
While both trades schools and apprenticeships provide an excellent learning path, they are fundamentally different. Apprenticeships are hands-on work opportunities alongside classroom training, while trade schooling is conducted entirely in a classroom environment.
Our SWPTA Apprentices benefit from the following advantages:
- More hands-on training right away
- Exposure to real-world labor scenarios
- Paid learning experience
- Apprentices earn higher wages
- Education gained with no debt
- Economical learning program
- Creates a pathway towards your career
- No need for a four-year degree