Las Vegas Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 525 Apprentice and Journeyman Training Trust (JATC) was founded in 1965 to develop and turnout a premiere workforce for the mechanical industry in Southern Nevada. The JATC, similar to the Local 525 Plumbers and Pipefitters Health and Welfare and Pension, is a Taft-Hartley trust fund.
Training for the Future
The UA Training Program has been training the most highly qualified piping industry workers in the United States and Canada for more than a century. In addition to five-year apprenticeship programs, the United Association offers continuing education opportunities that include journeyman training and certifications, as well as an associate degree program through a partnership with the College of Southern Nevada.
The UA Apprenticeship Program teaches 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. It’s a five-year program that motivates apprentices to learn a challenging and rewarding trade while upholding the ideals of trade unionism.
The UA Journeyman Program is for craftsmen ready to make a serious commitment to a lifetime of learning and advancing their skills through continuous learning programs offered by the United Association.
UA Certification Programs include valve repair, medical gas installation, welding, CFC removal, and instrumentation. UA craftsmen who go through the certification program find they are in demand as some of the best skilled workers in the industry.
Associate in Applied Science Degree Programs are offered through UA’s partnership with the College of Southern Nevada. The program combines field experience, distance learning, CD ROM technology, the Internet, classroom instructors, and work experience to give indentured apprentices and journeymen of the United Association an opportunity to apply their work in a trade specialty toward an Associate Degree in Industrial Training or Construction Supervision. Students will complete general education courses and receive credit life experience in an area of specialization such as plumbing, pipefitting, refrigeration fitting or sprinkler fitting.