Did you know?

> There are projected to be 8,000 job openings for plumbers in Texas through 2028.

> On-the-job training and apprenticeship programs allow graduates to earn increasing wages while learning the trade. Average starting wages are $15-18/hr.

Pre-Apprentice Plumbing 

This 160-hour training course prepares participants for work as entry-level Plumbing Apprentices.  Students will begin by learning about plumbing/construction math, reading a tape measure, safety, hand tools, and power tools.  The course then covers the difference between various types of pipe – plastic, steel, and copper, and how to effectively use pipe hangers. Students will learn how to cut and thread pipe, how to identify different types of fittings and pipe, and how to build a drain-waste-vent system.  Visits from local employers and apprenticeship representatives are included for exposure to different career opportunities within the industry. Participants obtain their OSHA-10 certification during the program, and assistance is provided to obtain their Plumber’s Apprentice License from the Texas Department of Licensing and Registration/Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners.   

Past graduates have begun their careers at companies such as Coppera, TD Industries, Dynamic Systems, and TSC Mechanical, among many others.

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