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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 journey level 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.
Training Center News
With the challenges posed by COVID the Pipe Trades Training Center has adapted their facility and curriculum.
"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."
Read more about how the Pipes Trades Training Center modernized during COVID.
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."
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