Deciding what to do with your life is hard. Choosing or starting a career is daunting. Four-year university isn’t for everyone. But we can all achieve success: a good living, secure healthcare and retirement benefits, a sense of belonging to a connected and caring community.
For a lifetime of empowerment and career opportunity, consider the pipe trades and check out the apprenticeship, training, and education offered at PTTC.
The PTTC program
Our program consists of five years of supervised on-the-job training accompanied by classroom instruction that supports and compliments the jobsite experience in the following trades (with local 393).
Post-apprenticeship, journey levels have the opportunity to continue their education through a variety of courses at PTTC.
Learn About the Trades
The Plumber protects the health and safety of the community by removing waste water and providing pure water to residential, commercial and industrial buildings for drinking, cooking, washing, cleaning, manufacturing, and personal use.
The Steamfitter protects our environment by properly installing piping and equipment for complex heating, air conditioning, and special industrial piping systems such as semiconductor, biotechnology, and power generation.
The Refrigeration/Air Conditioning Service Mechanic ensures indoor air quality by servicing and repairing all types of refrigeration equipment. From small buildings to larger, complex air conditioning and refrigeration units used in hospitals, skyscrapers, manufacturing facilities, research and development laboratories, the HVCR Mechanic maintains comfortable and safe indoor environments.
Our earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship program affords students the financial freedom to build the life they want while still in school, without getting buried in college debt.
The starting salary for an apprentice is over $30/hr and includes immediate benefits such as medical, dental, vision, prescription, disability insurance, life insurance, 401A plan and monthly pension benefits.
NO COLLEGE DEBT
If spending the next ten years paying off college debt doesn’t sound appealing to you, then consider what a career in the pipe trades has to offer.
A CAREER HEAD START
After successful completion of testing, our students start work as an apprentice and begin classes at the Training Center on the same semester schedule as their university attending peers. The biggest difference will be the paychecks you get for jobsite training while you are still in school.
With access to the latest technology and tools in the industry, our training center teaches state-of-the-art craftsmanship at the highest level.