Applicants are required to have:
(contact a participating MI Works for voucher)
Beginning apprentices could earn $1,040 over a two week period, in wages and fringes, while working and attending school. The fringes include medical benefits for the apprentice, their spouse and children. Over the 5-year apprenticeship, apprentices could earn over $250,000. Upon successfully completing the apprenticeship program they obtain Journeyperson status. A fully employed Journeyperson Plumber or Pipefitter normally earns a minimum of $71,000* per year. A fully employed Journeyperson accumulates approximately one million dollars in pension benefits after working 30 years. Apprentices can earn 30-38 college credits towards an Associate Degree in Applied Science. (*This figure does not include the additional value of fringes, such as insurance, pension etc. that a union employee earns each year.)
PIPEFITTER Specific Apprenticeship Informational Documents:
Pipefitter Career Information [ PDF ]
The Pipefitter apprenticeship application process will be open March 1st, 2021 through March 26th, 2021. You can find requirements and the application here.
If you have questions you may call the Pipefitter Industry Training Center at 248 585-0636 or go to the web page here.
Exam Preparation for Plumbing Apprenticeship
WorkKeys Online Preparation at www.WorkKeys.com
Prior to taking the exam, access WorkKeys.com for pre-test material, remediation, and practice tests.
Exam Preparation for Pipefitter Apprenticeship
Suggested Test Preparation Manual: (Is presently sold on Amazon.com)
Pre-Apprentice Training – A Test Preparation Manual For The Skilled Trades and
Pre-Apprentice Training – Math Supplement by Mary Serich and Jack Martin
Suggested Free Test Preparation Site:
Hundreds of previously unreleased Math, Reading, and Writing questions from real SATs and more than 200 videos that show step-by-step solutions to each question. Visit www.khanacademy.org/sat
ACCESS FOR ALL: A collaborative of Building and Construction Trades, Unions and Union Contractors creating middle class employment and career opportunities in Michigan.
For more information and to apply, click here.
FOCUS: HOPE PRE-APPRENTICE PROGRAMS:
Focus: HOPE offers accessible, high-quality work readiness, pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs in a range of in-demand career fields.
NAWIC: National Association of Women in Construction:
A comprehensive modular experience based educational program for women in, or considering entry in the construction, engineering, trades and design fields.
SER METRO PREAPPRENTICE BRIDGE PROGRAM:
Additional information on Plumbers, Pipe Fitters and Steam Fitters may be obtained by visiting the U.S. Department of Labor – Bureau of Labor Statistics web site on Construction Occupations. The Occupational Outlook Handbook contains valuable information to help individuals choose a career.
For further career and apprenticeship information, visit Michigan Construction Careers.