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Apprenticeship Overview

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Training Center Re-Opening Information

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We received word from the Governor’s office that JATC Training Centers may reopen. The Plumbing Industry Training Center will resume apprentice training on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at 7:00 am. On June 10th students will come to the Training Center and return to their related classroom and shop training. Staff, students, and visitors will be required to adhere to the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-110, the latest CDC recommendations, and the  PITC COVID-19 Exposure Control Plan. The Training Center will work to ensure that the spread of COVID-19 is minimized.Thank you.Paul A. BakerTraining Coordinator/Program DirectorPlumbing Industry Training Center

Feature: Judaline Cassidy, Tradeswoman Activist

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Meet Judaline Cassidy, Tradeswoman Activist who is breaking new ground in the predominantly male construction industry and inspiring young women and girls to pursue non-traditional careers.

5 Reasons You Should Consider an Apprenticeship

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Did you know that the Plumbers Local 98 & MCA Detroit Training Center is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor? This means that prom graduates earn a nationally recognized credential that allows them to travel and work all over the United States. Check out 5 other benefits of joining a DOL Registered program: >> A paycheck from day one, guaranteed to increase over time with your skills.  >> An education with an associate degree, all paid for by your employer.  >> A career once you complete your apprenticeship, you will be on your way to a successful long-term career with a competitive salary, and open doors to many different career paths in the construction industry.    >> National industry certification upon graduation from a career training program and can take that certification anywhere in the United States.   >> Earn valuable job skills, both on-the-job and in the classroom.  Source: Department of Labor

Women in the UA

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More women are finding rewarding, high wage,high skill careers in the piping industry as plumbers, pipefitters, welders and HVACR technicians thanks to the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters. Watch our video to learn more about their stories as apprentices.  Interested in an Apprenticeship program? Apply here. 

Standard for Safety

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Plumbers Local 98 & MCA Detroit Training Center vigorously promotes the widespread, formal implementation of our safety standard in order to create a workplace culture that puts safety at the forefront at all times. The Standard for Safety covers every aspect of safety on the job, from when to use a cell phone to the importance of OSHA 30, a 30-hour training course certified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The standard also reinforces the zero tolerance for drug and alcohol use on the job.

What do Plumbers Do?

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Plumbers perform work that is essential to the health and safety of our citizens. Plumbers install drinking water, waste and ventilating systems, as well as wastewater treatment systems large and small, in homes, offices, schools, hospitals and manufacturing facilities. With a growing focus on green technologies, water conservation and energy efficiency, the demand for plumbers will increase significantly in the years ahead.  Want to learn more about a Plumbers Apprenticeship program? Check out our FAQ page or learn about the application requirements.