Pipe Trades Career Path

Women Do Well In The Pipe Trades

Wisconsin Pipe Trades affiliated unions have top-rate apprenticeship programs that can be a great fit for women. Apprentices are paid while they train on the job as well as classroom instruction at state-of-the-art training centers. In this video, Genna Borths, a UA Local 400 fabricator apprentice, talks about her experience.

Recruiting Veterans To The Pipe Trades

The Wisconsin Pipe Trades affiliated unions recognize that veterans learn skills that are still valuable after they leave the military. That’s why we sponsor recruiting initiatives targeting veterans. This video shows apprentices in welding, steamfitting, sprinkler fitting, plumbing and HVAC service in action at the 2019 Wisconsin Pipe Trades Apprentice Contest.

We’re Looking For Experienced Pros

If you’re an experienced non-union plumber, steamfitter, welder, sprinkler fitter or HVAC service pro, you can do better by joining one of the Wisconsin Pipe Trades affiliated unions. Earn and keep a fair wage, avoid career surprises, enjoy a great work/life balance and stay on top of the latest techniques and technology. Click here for more info and to get in …

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Welding And Pipe Fabrication With UA 400

This video features Welding and Pipe Fabrication Training with Plumbers and Steamfitters UA Local 400. We start at the UA 400 Training Center where Business Mgr. Trevor Martin talks about available apprenticeship programs. Then we’ll check out on-the-job training at Bassett Mechanical with company President Kim Bassett and Fabrication Foreman Cody Blauert. Finally, apprentice Maddy DeJardin talks about working for Bassett as a steamfitter while training …

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Apprenticeship Navigators Help Find Opportunities

Last May, the Dept of Workforce Development hired five “apprenticeship navigators” in different regions of the state to help potential workers find apprenticeship opportunities including the Wisconsin Pipe Trades affiliated unions. Apprenticeship is hands-on, post-secondary education like college but apprentices receive most of their training on the job for an employer providing a good wage and benefits. In …

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Steamfitters 601 On A Pipeline Project

We depend on pipelines to deliver the energy we need to heat our homes and fuel our vehicles. In this video, we’ll show how pipelines keep things moving in Wisconsin and throughout the US. We cover reclamation and safety, how pumping stations operate, pipeline construction and Joel Zielke from Steamfitters Local 601 explains the training and pathway to becoming a pipeline …

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