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A LIFELONG LUCRATIVE CAREER

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A TOUR  FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME

A lifetime of empowerment

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.

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. By the time PTTC apprentices turn out, they are well rounded, well-trained blue-collar professionals contributing to the safety, security, and betterment of our community. With access to the latest technology and tools in the industry, our training center teaches state-of-the-art craftsmanship at the highest level. A career in the trades offers a good living and a great life full of opportunity, belonging, and empowerment. Success starts here. 

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our mission

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

Programs

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PLUMBING

The Plumber protects the health and safety of the community by providing pure water to residential, commercial and industrial buildings for drinking, cooking, washing, cleaning, manufacturing or personal use, and to remove wastewater after it has served its purpose.
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STEAMFITTING

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.
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RESIDENTIAL

PLUMBING

The Residential Plumber protects the health and safety of the community by providing pure water to residential dwellings for drinking, cooking, washing, cleaning, or personal use, and to remove waste water after it has served its purpose.
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REFRIGERATION

The Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Service Mechanic is responsible for the service, repair, installation, and retrofit of all types of refrigeration equipment, from the smallest air conditioning systems to the air conditioning and refrigeration units used in hospitals, skyscrapers, research and development laboratories, supermarkets and other complex installations.
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Currently housed in a state-of-the-art, 100,000-square-foot facility in San Jose, the Loyd E. Williams Pipe Trades Training Center has for decades offered the highest quality apprentice and journey level courses available. Accredited by the Division of Apprenticeship Standards for the State of California and affiliated with Foothill College, the Training Center offers four distinct apprenticeship opportunities in Residential Plumbing, Commercial Plumbing, Steamfitting and Refrigeration/HVAC.  We have over 70 instructors who bring first-rate credentials and vast field experience to enrich your classroom experience as well as dozens of signatory contractors who offer valuable on-the-job training.

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Benefits of Online Learning

To read about how the training center modernized during COVID click on the link below.

Union Construction Apprenticeships Rival Bachelor's Degrees

Check out this article on Contractor Mag comparing apprenticeship programs with bachelor's degrees. This article/study spells it out. A great read!

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