TRAINING CAREERS IN THE PLUMBING INDUSTRY SINCE 1939
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All of our Instructors are Certified through Miami-Dade Couty Publis Schools and have gone through extensive training with the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Welders & Service Technicians. Our Instructors have several years of Practical Experience in the Construction and Service Fields.
The apprentices of Plumbers 519 J.A.E.C. learn through both classroom and on-the-job training in what is considered by many to be the best construction industry apprentice program in the world. The five-year apprenticeship period is divided into one-year segments, each of which includes 1,800 hours of on-the-job training and a minimum of 248 hours of related classroom instruction per year (10,000 and 1,080 over the five-year program).
Plumbers 519 Joint Apprentice & Educational Committee was founded in 1939 and the oldest registered apprenticeship program in the state of Florida. We recognize the need for structured training to maintain the highest level of skill and craftsmanship in the piping industry.
A registered apprenticeship provides the most practical and sound method to meet this need by preparing and training individuals to become skilled plumbers and ensuring the industry of an adequate supply of skilled craft workers.
We focus on training our apprentices to be the best plumbers in our area, not only do you have the best training available, you also will have the backing of your union and its officers. With our program, you are guaranteed steady pay raises through your 5 years.
Men and women who are willing to dedicate themselves to a five-year program and will strive to develop a good work ethic while performing their on-the-job training.
It is a five-year program consisting of 248 hours of classroom training each year, and 1800 hours per year of on-the-job training.
Classes are held two nights a week from September through May for 4 hours each night from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. You will be registered with Miami Lakes Educational Center, which is a vocational school in the Miami-Dade Public School System.
An apprentice must be willing to study on his or her own time to keep up with their classwork and be physically able to work in the construction industry.
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