is the Process of
Learning a Skilled

At the successful conclusion of apprenticeship training, which typically lasts 3-5 years depending on the trade, apprentices graduate to journey workers. Journey Workers are recognized as the most qualified members of their craft and are paid top wages and benefits.

Apprentices earn approximately $15–20 per hour plus benefits

Journey Workers earn approximately $30–40 per hour plus benefits


Earn it, while you learn it! Combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction and be paid to participate.

As part of a registered apprenticeship program, apprentices receive a minimum of 144 hours annual classroom instructions covering the theory, principles, and technical knowledge required to do the job. They also receive on-the-job training while employed at wages which increase as their skills progress.

On-the-job training and classroom training, all afforded to you free-of-charge as a union member.