The United Association Local 100 Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee trains commercial plumbers, pipefitters, pipe welders and heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians.
The JATC operates a federally registered apprentice program, which provides apprentices with the ability to earn while they learn. Over the course of their structured five-year apprenticeship, apprentices work for UA Local 100 signatory contractors in the greater Dallas area and to earn a good, liveable wage while gaining on-the-job experience by working with experienced journeymen. Furthermore, apprentices also receive additional classroom instruction from highly trained instructors in basic piping industry skills or the skilled trade of their choice.
The United Association’s core curriculum, taught by our highly trained instructors, helps our students specialize in a trade in order to become a well-rounded apprentice. The core curriculum creates the foundation of skills necessary to become a journeyman in the plumbing, pipefitting, welding and HVACR fields.
The UA Local 100 JATC is in the midst of constructing a new training facility adjacent to the Local 100 Union Hall. Once complete, our new home will be 37,000-square-feet, house ten classrooms, a large workshop space for each trade (plumbing, pipefitting, HVACR) and feature 40 booths in the weld shop. The Training Center will also have an orbital welding/tube bending shop, plumbing service shop and plumbing prep shop for the state exam. The UA Local 100 JATC will also include a construction technologies lab, which will allow us to teach the latest technologies used on the jobsite.