JOURNEY WORKER UPGRADE TRAINING
Once United Association members complete their apprenticeship, they become full-fledged journeyworkers. However, their education in the trade is by no means over at this point.
Certifications are becoming increasingly important in the piping industry. Craftsmen are now often required to hold specific certifications in order to verify their ability to perform the complex and challenging work of the modern pipe mechanic.
Educating the instructors who will teach in local union training programs is just as important to the UA's training efforts as is the apprentice and journey worker training that they will provide to others. UA instructors must be kept abreast of any technological changes, such as the newest methods and latest equipment, as well as any codes and regulations that affect what they teach UA members in their home locals.
The United Association owns a number of mobile facilities equipped to train our members in various locations across the United States and Canada. Even if a local union does not have the necessary equipment for a particular program, we can get those members the training they need to succeed in the field.