What is an Apprenticeship?


The Building Trades have embraced apprenticeship for hundreds of years. There are currently over 10,000 women and men participating in a Building Trades apprenticeship in Minnesota.

Apprenticeship training is a formal system of employee training that combines on-the-job training with related technical instruction. It is designed to produce craftworkers who are fully competent in all aspects of an occupation including knowledge, skill and proficiency on the job. With apprenticeship training, there is a written contract between the apprentice and the employer or apprenticeship program sponsor, which is approved by and registered with the State of Minnesota. This agreement specifies the total length of training, number of school hours (related technical instruction) and an outline of the skills of the trade to be learned and the wages the apprentice will receive.

Building Trades Apprenticeship Information

Click on the links below for more information about apprenticeship programs with our affiliates…

Boilermakers #647 — http://boilermakerslocal647.com/apprentices

Bricklayers #1 — http://www.bactraining.org

Cement Masons #633 — http://www.training633.org

Elevator Constructors #9 — http://local9.com/?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=NEIEP

Heat & Frost Insulators #34 — https://www.insulators34.org/apprenticeship

Heat & Frost Insulators #49 — http://www.insulatorslocal49.org

Heat & Frost Insulators #133 — https://insulators133.org

IBEW (Electrical Workers) Minneapolis — https://mplsjatc.org

IBEW (Electrical Workers) St. Paul — https://www.jatc110.org

Insulators #34 – https://www.insulators34.org

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades #82 (IUPAT) – http://iupat82.org

Ironworkers #512 — http://ironworkers512.com/apprenticeship-information

Laborers (Liuna) MN & ND — https://www.ltcmn.org

Operating Engineers #49 — https://www.local49training.org

Painters District Council #82 — http://ftium.edu

Pipefitters #455 St. Paul/Mankato — http://www.local455jatc.com/training_center.htm

Pipefitters #539 Minneapolis/St. Cloud — http://www.training539.com

Plumbers #15 Minneapolis/St. Cloud — http://training15.com/apprentice

Plumbers #34 St. Paul/Mankato — http://www.plumberslocal34.org/training/apprentice

Plumbers & Pipefitters #6 Rochester — https://www.ualocal6.org/apprentices

Plumbers & Steamfitters #589 No. MN — https://11589jatc.com/why-join

Roofers #96 — http://www.rooferslocal96.com/apprentice

Sheet Metal #10 — http://smw10.org/Metro_Minnesota

Sprinklerfitters #417 — https://www.local417training.com

Teamsters #346 — http://mnteamsterapprenticeship.com

Apply today!

To learn more about program requirements and how to apply, please join us for one of our Building Strong Communities program virtual information sessions. Please check our “Information Sessions” page for scheduled dates and times.