APPRENTICESHIP OPENING Oct 1 – 15: Steamfitter/ Plumbing/ HVAC/R

Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 290 Training Center

August 27, 2021

20220 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin, Oregon


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ANNOUNCEMENT:  Apprenticeship Application Opening October 1 - 15, 2021

Steamfitter/ Plumbing/ HVAC/R

The Oregon/SW Washington/NW California Plumbers and Steamfitters JATC will be accepting applications for the period beginning October 1st-15th, 2021. The JATC is seeking applicants for the pool of persons eligible for selection to the disciplines of the Steamfitter, Plumbers & HVAC/R apprenticeship program.

Applications available October 1st and can be printed from You will send your completed application and documents to a P.O. box. We will not be accepting any documents electronically or at any of our training locations.

The application and all qualifying documents must be physically in the designated P.O. Box no later than the end of day on October 15th, 2021. Anything received after that date will be not qualified.

Characteristics of the Trade:

layout, fabricate, install, maintain and repair Heating and Cooling systems; also fluid and gas transportation of all types in commercial and industrial systems through welding, soldering, brazing and multiple fusion processes. Their work is diverse and include fields such as: refineries, mills, manufacturing plants, food processing, breweries, education and healthcare  *SEASONAL WORK SUBJECT TO WEATHER AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS*

Perform work that is essential to the health and safety of our citizens. Plumbers install drinking water, waste and ventilating systems, as well as wastewater treatment systems large and small, in homes, offices, schools, hospitals and manufacturing facilities.

Install, maintain and repair heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration systems in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors.

An applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

Age requirement:
Must be 17 years of age to apply and a minimum of 18 years of age at time of registration to the program.

Education requirement:
Must be a high school graduate or have a GED with Math Placement level of MATH60 or higher.

Certified transcripts, from a post-high school educational institution accredited by a state education agency, may be accepted as evidence the education qualification standard is met, if the transcript affirms the applicant has high school, community college or baccalaureate graduate status or is a GED exam score qualifier.

Math requirement:
Must have completed one full year of high school algebra, integrated math 2, or equivalent post-high school algebra course (s) with a grade of ‘C’ or better or must present current math placement test results from a community college facility indicating a placement level of Math60 or higher.

WorkKeys requirement:
Must Submit WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate test (ACT WorkKeys NCRC)
- Certificate and score summary from WorkKeys NCRC for all three tests (Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, Workplace Documents)

Applicants must provide all documentation that the Minimum Qualifications are met:
Official transcripts from the issuing institution are required and must be submitted with the application. An official transcript should include a school seal or its facsimile, date of issue, and an appropriate signature or facsimile. Any additional information, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted at time of application.

Applications will be evaluated to determine whether the applicant meets the minimum qualifications for apprenticeship as stated in the program standards.

The committee will evaluate each application to meet its anticipated demand for apprentices to create its initial pool of eligible applicants.

Applicants will be placed in the pool of eligibles in ranked order from highest to lowest test score. Oregon State BOLI will determine the number of applicants in the pool of eligible to be interviewed.

The interview score plus the test score will be combined to determine rank in the accepted for Apprenticeship List.
All applications shall be deemed expired after two years from the closing date of this announcement.

The United Association Local 290 Apprenticeship and Journeyman Training Trust Fund admits applicants of any gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, program and activities generally accorded or made available to apprentices at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its apprenticeship policies, admission policies and other Trust- administered programs.

Females, Minorities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will be notified of eligibility by email and/or mail.

New apprentice classes are started as manpower demands dictate and vary based on economic conditions in the market at any given time.

** Opening announcement: August 24th,2021
(opening date October 1st-15th)

Oregon/Southwest Washington/Northwest California Plumbers & Steamfitters Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
MA1071-0414.1 MA1071-0432 & MA1071-0637
is registered with Oregon BOLI Apprenticeship & Training Division

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