Sprinkler Fitters Local 483 Apprenticeship Training
When applications are accepted: The second Wednesday of each month
About the union: The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA), affiliated with the national building trades, represents approximately 340,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders in local unions across North America. The UA has been training qualified pipe tradesmen and women longer than anyone else in the industry. They provide the premier training programs available in the industry today, including five-year apprenticeship programs, extensive journeyman training, a comprehensive, five-year instructor training program, and numerous certification programs. They help their signatory contractors grow their market share by identifying new opportunities, providing support and connecting them to the safest, most skilled and most highly trained workforce in the industry.
About the Local: For over 75 years, the Local 483 Sprinkler Fitters have installed, tested and maintained commercial and residential sprinkler systems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Their members take their jobs seriously because they get one opportunity to install these systems properly. For this reason, companies throughout the Bay Area continue to call on Local 483 affiliated contractors for new and retrofit projects.
About the JATC: The Local 483 JATC offers a five-year registered apprenticeship program to train apprentices to be highly skilled sprinkler fitters. Located in a new state-of-the-art building, the Local 483 training center offers apprentices and journeymen a the industry’s best education. Apprentices receive classroom instruction and hands-on training while working side-by-side with dedicated journeymen to ensure that the next generations of Sprinkler Fitters are prepared for the job.