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Apprenticeship Information

Boilermakers:

For more information contact the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers Union Local 107.

3185 Gateway Road, Suite 200, Brookfield, WI 53045
Phone: (262) 754-3167
Website: boilermakers107.com


Bricklayers:

Minimum qualifications of applicants: Must be at least 17 years old, have the physical ability to do the work, be a high school graduate or equivalent, have reliable transportation, pass a drug test when offered employment, receive at least the minimum of 61 in reading comprehension and 35 in arithmetic on the Accuplacer exam or ACT scores of 15 for Reading and 14 for Arithmetic. Bricklayer applications are accepted in person only at an applicant orientation. Orientations are held the first Monday of every March, June, and December and the second Monday of every September at 4:30 PM at the Madison Area Technical College, 2125 Commercial Ave, Madison, WI. Applicants must take the Accuplacer aptitude exam.

Bricklayers Local 13
1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 259-1151
Website: bacwi.org


Carpenter, Millwright, Piledriver, Floorcoverer:

A UBC Apprentice learns a valuable career that combines classroom and hands-on training with on-the-job experience. Applicants must be at least 17 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, must be physically capable of performing work, must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation, and must pass the math assessment with a 70% or higher. The apprentice program takes about four years to complete with a minimum of 5,840 paid hours of work experience and 560 school hours. First year apprentices start at 60% of Journeyman wage scale. Benefits may include health insurance, pension contributions and vacation funds.

Website: www.wedotraining.org


Cement Masons:

The Cement Mason apprenticeship is a three year program comprised of both on the job and classroom training. Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Union Local 599 Area 204.

1201 Post Road, Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 288-0599
Website: opcmia599.com



Construction Craft Laborers:

Applications for the Laborers Apprenticeship Program will be available on the days of testing from March through September. Schedules for testing are posted at Local 464, 1438 N. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53714, (608) 244-6400 or Wisconsin Laborers Apprenticeship & Training Fund, 4633 LIUNA Way, Suite 100 De Forest, WI 53532, (608) 846-5768. Applications will be filled out prior to testing and a brief orientation. Applicants must have a photo I.D., be 18 or older, have the physical ability to perform the work, and have reliable transportation to get to work and training. Applicants will be required to pass the Accuplacer test with a minimum score of 55% in reading comprehension and a 35% in arithmetic. Testing will take place at Wisconsin Laborers Apprenticeship & Training Fund, 4633 LIUNA Way, Suite 100, De Forest, WI 53532 from February to September. Testing dates are posted on the website. For more information please contact Ray Wiatt @ (608) 846-5768.

Website: wilaborers.org


Drywall Taper & Finisher:

Education: Provide periodic journeyman upgrading classes in various facets of the trade. Excellent drywall taper & finisher apprenticeship program offers on-the-job training through a three year drywall apprenticeship.

Painters Local 802
5375 King James Way, Fitchburg, WI 53719
Phone: (262) 662-1827
Website: iupatdc7.com


Electrical Workers:

There are two different apprenticeships: Electrician (Construction) and Electrical Telecommunications (Voice Data Video) Installer-Technician. The Electrician apprenticeship is a five year program with 8,000 hours of on-the-job training, 700 hours of day school class and night school classes. Construction Electricians install, connect, test and maintain electrical systems. Apprentices take the state Journeyworker license exam at the end of the apprenticeship.

Electrical Telecommunications (Voice, Data, Video) is a three year program working with low-voltage systems. Training includes 4,800 hours of on-the-job training, 432 hours of day school and night classes. Technicians design, integrate and install products that transport voice, video audio and data signals. Areas of work include alarm, security, home automation, data cabling, sound and communications.

Both programs involve work indoors or outdoors in a wide range of conditions. It is strenuous work, and often involves working on ladders and lifts. Apprentice wages are based on a percentage of the Journeyworker hourly wage, and there is a progression through six pay periods.

Applicants must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED to begin work. Must be able to perform the work of the trade and have a minimum of one year of algebra with a C or better. Or one post-high school algebra course with a C or better. (Or successfully complete Interactive ModuMath Algebra, available at Wisconsin Technical Colleges.) Submit transcript. Must be able to get to work and school on time, anywhere within the jurisdiction. Applicants shall not be subject to discrimination because of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, creed, handicap, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record or membership in the military forces. After submitting a complete application, and taking an aptitude test, applicants will interview with the apprenticeship committee.

Applications for these apprenticeships are accepted Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 159 office, 4903 Commerce Ct., McFarland, WI 53558. (608) 255-2989. FAX (608) 255-3014.

4903 Commerce Court, McFarland, WI 53558
Phone: (608) 255-2989
Website: ibew159.org


Elevator Constructors:

Elevator Constructors apprenticeship is a four year program with a minimum of 144 classroom and 1700 OJT hours per year.

Elevator Constructors Local 132
1602 S. Park Street, Room 115, Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 630-9288
Website: www.iueclocal132.us


Fire Sprinkler Fitters:

For more information contact:

Sprinkler Fitters Union Local 669, District 15
PO Box 211, New London, WI 54961
Phone: (262) 767-9402
Website: sprinklerfitters669.org



Glaziers:

Education: Provide periodic journeyman upgrading classes in various facets of the trade. Excellent Glazier apprenticeship program offers on-the-job training through a four year glazing apprenticeship.

Painters and Allied Trades
District Council No. 7, AFL-CIO
Local 941 Glaziers & Glassworkers
5375 King James Way, Fitchburg, WI 53719
Phone: (262) 662-1827
Website: iupatdc7.com


Heat/Frost Insulators (mechanical systems):

Training of Heat/Frost Insulator apprentices to meet these needs is being done through the joint effort of the Insulating Contractors Association and Local 19.

Heat & Frost Insulators Local 19
N27 W23155 Roundy Drive, Pewaukee, WI 53702
Phone: (262) 548-9606
Website: www.insulators19.coms


Iron Workers:

Applications for Iron Workers apprenticeships are accepted three times per year in person during an orientation session. Selection under this program is made on the basis of qualifications alone and all applicants will be afforded equal opportunity under these standards without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex or physical handicaps (except to the extent that such physical handicaps affect the applicants qualifications for the trade). Applicants must take and meet minimum requirements of the Accuplacer aptitude exam. The Accuplacer reading comprehension section must have a miminum score of 66 and the arithmetic section must have a minimum score of 55. Applicants may also use the ACT Test with a minimum score of 15 points or higher instead of the Accuplacer. Qualified applicants are then scheduled for an oral interview with the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. Applicants are scored on both the aptitude exam or ACT Test score and interview. Qualified applicants are placed on a waiting list ranked according to their score. Qualified applicants are offered apprenticeships on an as needed basis. Minimum requirements: 18 years old or older at the date of the application, able to perform the work of the trade, high school diploma or GED, pre-employment drug screen required.

Iron Workers Local 383
5501 Manufacturers Drive, Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 210-7903 | Email:
Website: www.iron383.com


Operating Engineers:

Applications are available for Operating Engineers and will be accepted on the second Tuesday of each month from May through October at the information sessions held at the Coloma Training Center. Applicants must arrive no later than 9:00 AM at the Coloma Training Center, W11584 State Road 21, Coloma, WI. Applicants should plan to be at the training site until noon on the application day. Doors close promptly at 9:00 AM.

Operating engineers Local 139
Main Office District B (Madison)
4702 South Biltmore Lane, Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (608) 243-0139
Website: www.iuoe139.org


Painters and Decorators:

Education: Provide periodic journeyman upgrading classes in various facets of the painting and decorating trade. Excellent apprenticeship program offers on-the-job training through a four year painting and decorating apprenticeship.

Painters Local 802
5375 King James Way, Fitchburg, WI 53719
Phone: (262) 662-1827
Website: iupatdc7.com


Plasterers:

We have a three year plasterers apprenticeship program.

Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Union Local 599 Area 204
1201 Post Road, Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 288-0599
Website: opcmia599.com



Plumbers:

Plumbing apprentices are trained through a five year apprenticeship program consisting of not less than 8,000 hours in the plumbing industry. Apprentices complete the hour requirement with more 90% on-the-job training, along with the rest of the time learning in a classroom. Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship requirements, the apprentice will take a licensure exam through the State of WI, Department of Safety & Professional Services and, upon passing, will become a Licensed Journeyman Plumber. Apprentices work for an employer, are sponsored by the committee and are under contract with the sponsor and the State of WI, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards, Department of Workforce Development.

Plumbers Local 75 6200 Gisholt Drive, # 101, Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 222-1650
Website: www.plumbers75.com/apprenticeship.htm


Roofers & Waterproofers:

Training: Comprehensive skill and safety training is supplied to our members through our four year certified apprenticeship. Upgrade training program is offered to all members increasing the value of the finest craftsmen in the trade.

United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers, and Allied Workers Local Union 65
16601 W. Dakota Street, New Berlin, WI 53151
Phone: (262) 785-9720
Website: www.rooferslocal65.com


Sheet Metal Workers:

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee registers and certifies all apprentices. A multitude of journeymen training programs are also available. Applications for Sheet Metal Workers are accepted for apprenticeship daily Monday – Friday.

Madison Area Sheet Metal JATC
1602 S. Park Street, Suite 216, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 220-4546 | Fax: (608) 492-2937 |
Website: www.madisonsmjatc.org


Steamfitters/Refrigeration:

All Steamfitters/Refrigeration apprenticeship applicants are required to attend a trade orientation before they may submit an application to the apprenticeship program. Trade orientations are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:00 PM. Upon submitting a complete application each applicant is directed for general knowledge, aptitude testing, mechanical and spatial testing at the appropriate technical college.

Trade Orientation is held at: Steamfitters Local 601
6310 Town Center Drive, Madison, WI 53718
Phone: (414) 543-0601
Website: www.steam601.org


Teamsters:

Teamsters Local 695
1314 N. Stoughton Road, Madison, WI 53714-1293
Phone: (608) 244-6207
Website: teamster.org




Terrazzo Installers and Finishers:

Bricklayers Local 13
1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 259-1151
Website: bacwi.org




Tile:

Bricklayers Local 13
1602 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53715
Phone: (608) 259-1151
Website: bacwi.org