Plumbers, steamfitters, pipefitters, and refrigeration fitters are all crafts people who install piping systems that carry water, steam, air, and other liquids or gases necessary for sanitation, industrial production, heating and air conditioning, and many other uses. They also alter, remodel, and repair existing piping systems and install plumbing fixtures, radiators, and other heating units, some appliances, as well as refrigeration and air conditioning equipment. Workers measure, cut and bend pipe, weld, braze, caulk, solder, glue or thread joints at residential and commercial job sites.
Provide copy of DD-214, proof of education and age
Complete interview * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship. * Veterans may qualify for direct entry and immediate placement in ranked pool of eligible applicants
Placed in pool of eligible applicants
Ranked based on interview
Offered employment based on rank order
Step 3: Start
10,000 hours / 5 years on-the-job training
Minimum of 216 hours of education each year through training facility or local college
Start at 40% of current journeyperson’s rate.
Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate: 1. Minimum Base Rate Region 1: Western WA $14.40 Region 2: Eastern WA $12.00 Region 3: Southern WA $12.80 Region 4: Central WA $12.00 Map of regions here 2. Plus GI Bill® Housing Allowance Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool
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Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.
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