Union Apprenticeship Programs

Once you are in a union apprenticeship training program, you are part of the union. During an apprenticeship, you learn about your trade from experienced workers on the job site and through formal classroom training. APPRENTICES EARN WHILE THEY LEARN – and the education is free! At the same time, you will receive health and retirement benefits. Most importantly, you will be able to support yourself and your family for a lifetime. 

Facts About Union Apprenticeship Programs:

  • 3- to 5-year training programs
  • State-approved apprenticeship training
  • Average starting pay ~$26/hr
  • Zero student debt
  • Excellent benefits: health, retirement, paid time off
  • 18+ and  GED or HS Diploma required
  • No college degree required

Union Apprenticeship Programs


Bricklayers & Tile Layers


Cement Masons

Electrical Workers

Elevator Constructors

Heat & Frost Insulators



Operating Engineers

Painters & Allied Trades


Plumbers & Pipefitters

Roofers & Waterproofers

Sheet Metal Workers

Sprinkler Fitters