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Pipefitters fabricate, assemble, install, maintain, and repair piping systems that transport all types of fluids, slurries, and gases in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. Their work is diverse and in industries such as oil and gas, nuclear power, and manufacturing. Pipefitters often work on high-pressure and high-temperature systems, requiring a thorough knowledge of scientific principles to complete their work safely.

Welders cut and join a variety of materials from steel, cast iron, and plastic to complex and specialized products used on projects ranging from pipelines and power plants to pharmaceutical factories. Experts estimate that there will be a shortage of welders in North America that could number in the hundreds of thousands. Now is the time to acquire these critical skills.


Plumbers install drinking water, waste and ventilating systems, as well as wastewater treatment systems in homes, offices, schools, hospitals, and manufacturing facilities. With a growing focus on green technologies, water conservation, and energy efficiency, the demand for plumbers will increase significantly in the years ahead.

HVACR Service Technicians

Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Service Technicians install, maintain, and repair plumbing, heating, ventilating air conditioning, and refrigeration systems in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. These technicians also perform essential work to improve energy efficiency. The demand for this expertise is predicted to grow by more than 30 percent in the next several years.


Sprinkler Fitters install life- and property-saving fire protection systems in homes, schools, hospitals, office buildings, hotels, and more. As more people become aware of the difference these life-saving and property-protection systems can make, there will be more calls for the installation and retrofitting of these systems in new and existing structures.