UA Local Union No. 21 - Apprenticeship

The apprenticeship consists of a five-year program registered with the New York State Department of Labor. The apprenticeship includes a minimum of 246 hours annually of related classroom instruction, in addition to the minimum of 8,500 hours of on the job training provided by the employing contractor over the five-year apprenticeship.

Our Building Trades Apprentices (Plumbers and Steamfitters) go to school for 7 consecutive weeks, 8am-3:30pm Monday-Friday per year.  Our HVACR Service Apprentices normally work a full day and attend related training two nights per week at the training center. 

The related training subjects include science, math, drawing interpretation and plan reading, building codes, and applicable shop labs. The apprentices earn 32 credits, for the five-year program, that can be applied toward an Associates Degree in Construction Supervision. In their third year the apprentices may elect to specialize in one of the following career paths:

  • Plumbing
  • Steamfitting
  • Mechanical Equipment Service (HVAC)

In addition to the technical instruction apprentices receive training in several areas including:

  • OSHA Safety Courses
  • Customer Relations
  • Sexual Harassment Awareness

The Plumbers, Steamfitters and HVACR Service Technicians Local 21 Joint Apprenticeship Committee conducts periodic recruitment on an Annual basis or based on additional manpower needs.

Applications are available once a year at the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union #21 Training Center, 1024 McKinley Street, Peekskill, NY.  All applications must be picked-up in person by 3:30pm during the application period.  The Department of Labor dictates when this application process will be made available and we will post it to our website at that time.

The Education and Apprenticeship Committee requires that all applicants:

  • Be at least 18 years old (Proof must be submitted at the time of selection).
  • Have a high school or general equivalency diploma (Proof must be submitted at the time of selection).
  • Have reliable transportation to work sites and instruction classes.
  • You must have residence in Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, or Ulster County.
  • You must pay a $10 non-refundable application fee (check or money-order).  This fee may be waived for anyone who can verify that this would create an economic hardship.

For further information call (914) 737-2183.

Click Here to contact the Training/Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Local 21 Apprenticeship News

APPRENTICE RECRUITMENT
[9/18/2014]
LOCAL 21 WILL BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS STARTING OCTOBER 6 - 17. HOURS ARE IS FOLLOWS: 9:30 A.M.- 12:30 P.M. AND 1 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. MON. THRU FRI. MUST RESIDE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES: WESTCHESTER,PUTNAM,DUTCHESS AND ULSTER. MUST BE PHYSICALLY CAPABLE FOR JOB DESCRIPTION AND HAVE VALID DRIVERS LICENSE. A $10.00 APPLICATION FEE WILL BE COLLECTED WITH APPLICATIONS.

OSHA SAFETY TRAINING
[8/7/2014]
SCHEDULE OF SAFETY TRAINING CLASSES FOR 2014 - 2015.

BTA APPRENTICE HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
[8/7/2014]
HOLIDAYS FOR THE BUILDING TRADES APPRENTICE 2014 - 2015.

TRAINING SCHEDULE 2014 - 2015
[8/4/2014]
TRAINING SCHEDULES FOR DAYTIME PROGRAM PLUMBER/STEAMFITTER

HVACR VENDOR SCHEDULE 2013 - 2014
[11/25/2013]
SEMINARS BY INDUSTRY REPRESENTITIVES

BULIDING TRADES APPRENTICE REPORT
[8/27/2009]
MONTHLY CONTRACTOR APPRENTICE PROGRESS REPORT

MES APPRENTICE EVALUATION FORM
[8/27/2009]
MONTHLY CONTRACTOR PROGRESS REPORT FOR MES APPRENTICES.

WELDER CONTINUITY FORM
[2/11/2008]
WELDER CONTINUITY FORM. SHOULD BE SUBMITTED EVERY 6 MONTHS TO KEEP CERTIFICATION CURRENT.

MED - GAS BRAZE CONTINUITY FORM
[2/11/2008]
MEDICAL - GAS BRAZER SHOULD BE ENTERED EVERY 6 MONTHS TO KEEP CERTIFICATION CURRENT.

Local 21 Apprenticeship Events

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