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ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

EMPOWERING PIPING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS THROUGH APPRENTICESHIP, JOURNEYLEVEL TRAINING, AND EDUCATION

The Pipe Trades Training Center is the training facility that supports UA Local 393 members.  Currently housed in a state-of-the-art, 102,000-square-foot facility in San Jose, the Training Center has for decades offered the highest quality apprentice and journeylevel courses available.  We are a registered apprenticeship with both the State of California and the Department of Labor, accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and affiliated with Foothill College. The Training Center offers four distinct apprenticeship opportunities in Plumbing, Steamfitting, HVACR and Residential Plumbing.  We have over 50 instructors who bring first-rate credentials and vast field experience to enrich your classroom experience as well as dozens of UA Local 393 signatory contractors who offer valuable on-the-job training.

OUR TEAM

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BRIAN
MURPHY

Director of Training

408-453-6330

MATT
HAJNY

HVACR Curriculum Coordinator

408-453-6330

JONATHAN
CLARK

Plumbing Curriculum
Coordinator

408-453-6330

ANDREW 
STAFFORD

Steamfitting Curriculum
Coordinator

408-453-6330

TRAINING CENTER NEWS

The Construction Working Minds Summit is an annual conference which focuses on promoting mental health, suicide prevention and addiction recovery at work.  The United Association (UA) has been a presenting sponsor and this year 28 members from 13 local unions across North America participated in the trainings/workshops and panels. 

The Director of Training, Brian Murphy was accompanied by four PTTC members.  All of whom completed the Peer Allyship training.  They volunteered to provide peer support to anyone in need during the conference.  

Training Center also participated in the Toolbox Talk Competition.  The different video submissions were voted live at the conference.  The Training Center and Brian Murphy's Toolbox Talk on Anger was the winning submission. 

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"We are all adjusting to 'the new normal' and the loss and limitations on our day-to-day lives. For the Local 393 Training Center, we are not only weathering the storm, but taking advantage of it. 'We are making lemonade out of lemons,' said Brian Murphy, center coordinator."

With the challenges posed by COVID the Pipe Trades Training Center has adapted their facility and curriculum.

Read more about how the Pipes Trades Training Center modernized during COVID.

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Per Contractor Mag, a study based on key economic and social metrics show that apprenticeships provide a "more robust training regimen, similar diversity outcomes, competitive wage and benefits levels, and comparable tax revenue for states and local governments, while leaving graduates entirely free of burdensome student loan debt."

AFFILIATIONS

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