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Research training programs that inspire and motivate YOU – programs that align with your interests and skills – programs with your success in mind!
If you’re interested, you can find apprenticeship and internship opportunities – and their requirements – offered by unions, trade schools and other construction industry organizations across Oregon, designed to suit your interests, budget, location and schedule.

HERE’S A QUICK GUIDE:

1An apprenticeship is basically paid skills training, usually through a trade union. Trade school and organizations not affiliated directly with a union also offer similar training, though it might be unpaid or require a fee or tuition.

2Apprenticeship programs are intensive, combining some classroom study with mostly on-the-job, real-world, hands-on training at an actual construction job site. You’ll work side-by-side with a seasoned professional (or a journeyman, in construction lingo), who will supervise your work, teach you the necessary skills, and educate you about safety and other rules of the job site.

3Paid or not, apprenticeships require you to have a high school diploma or GED; you can certainly go to college and even earn a degree, but it’s not required. We’ve heard from a lot of young adults in apprenticeship programs who are thrilled that they don’t need a college degree to achieve a high-paying, highly satisfying career.

4Some sort of construction industry experience is helpful, as apprenticeships attract a lot of students (and adults) looking for career skills. Woodshop and related classes and after-school programs, summer internships, serving as a laborer or helper on a construction crew, and other experiences go a long way to getting accepted into one of these programs

5Decide on a construction trade you want to pursue as a career before you apply for a specific apprenticeship program to learn the required skills.

APPRENTICESHIP OPTIONS:

Boiler Operator

Job: Boiler Operators run automatically fired boilers to generate steam for buildings or industrial plants. The work includes feeding fuel into furnaces or boilers, observing pressure, temperature and draft meters on panels to verify specified boiler fuel feed, draft openings, water level and steam pressure. The person in this position may also maintain meter logs, read gauges and record data. BOILER REPAIRERS maintain and repair stationary steam boilers and boiler house auxiliaries, using hand tools and portable power tools. They clean or direct other workers to clean boilers and auxiliary equipment, using scrapers, wire brushes and cleaning solvent. In addition, they inspect and repair boiler fittings, such as safety valves, regulators and plates. Boiler repairers may operate lathe and milling machines to repair or make parts and may remove and replace defective firebrick.

Available Apprenticeship Programs:

Union: Southern Oregon Boiler Operators JATC
City: White City
Average Wage: $21.30
Phone: 541-245-7912

 

Boilermakers

Pay $68,800

Job: Boilermakers work with steel, aluminum, and other metals to build, repair and maintain boilers, cranes, tanks, pipelines, cableways, pressure vessels, and structural frames. They rig and lift loads with rope, steel cables, and chains, and operate power tools.

Training:

Union: Southern Oregon Boiler Operators JATC
Phone: 541-245-7912
Area: 4, 5

Carpenter

Pay $58,310

Job: Carpenters construct, erect, install, and repair structures and fixtures made from wood, steel, and other materials. They are involved in many different kinds of construction workers such as: millwrights, piledrivers, scaffold erectors, shipwrights, tradeshow workers, floor coverers, and building insulators.

Training:

Architects must be licensed and complete a professional degree in architecture
Union: Oregon SW Washington Carpenters JATC
Phone: 503-287-3708
Email: training@pnci.org
Website: www.pnci.org
Area: Statewide

Non–Union: Oregon/Columbia Carpenters JATC
Phone: 503-256-7300
Email: info@nwoc.com
Website: www.nwcoc.com
Area: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

Non–Union
Oregon/Columbia Carpenters JATC
Phone: 503-256-7300
Email: info@nwoc.com
Website: www.nwcoc.com
Area: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7

Non–Union
Lane/Douglas Counties Carpenters JATC
Phone: 503-256-7300
Email: info@nwoc.com
Website: www.nwcoc.com
Area: 3, 4

Construction Managers

Pay: $51,000 - $160,000
Job: Construction project managers control the time, cost, and quality of construction projects. They plan and coordinate all aspects of the construction process, including hiring contractors and working with engineers, architects, and vendors.

Training:

Construction firms typically prefer managers to have a combination of construction experience and a bachelor’s degree in a construction-related field.

Drywall Installer/finisher

Pay: $57,190

Job: Fasten drywall panels to the inside framework of building. Prepare panels for painting by taping or finishing joints. Work with ceiling tile installers to build walls. Prepare panels by sawing, drilling, or cutting holes in panels for electrical outlets, air-conditioning units, and plumbing.

Training:

Union: OR & SW-WA Drywall Finishers JATC
Phone: 503-287-4856
Website: https://www.rtctraining.org
Area: 1, 2, 3, 4

Union: OR SW Washington Carpenters JATC
Phone: 503-287-3708
Website: www.pnci.org
Area: 2, 3

Elevator Installer/mechanic

Pay: $97,100

Job: Assemble, install, maintain, and repair electric or hydraulic freight or passenger elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters, or moving walkways and similar equipment in new and existing buildings. Modernize outdated equipment.

Training:

Union: OR-SW-WA Elevator Industry JATC
Phone: 503-252-5852
Website: www.neiep.org/Help/Default.
aspx?id=ElevatorIndustryFAQ
Area: Statewide

Firestop Containment

Pay: $50,820

Job: Workers install approved fire-stop and smokestop systems for floors and ceilings. They may also install sound, air movement, and infectious disease control systems.

Training:

Union: OR SW-WA Heat and Frost Insulators &
Asbestos Workers JATC
Phone: 503-255-5124
Website: www.insulators36.org/apprenticeship
Area: Statewide

Electrician

Pay: $53,590 - $73,560

Job: There are different categories of electricians including inside wiremen who install the power, lighting, and controls in commercial and industrial buildings. Limited energy technicians install circuits and equipment for low voltage systems like phones, computer networks, and security systems. Residential wiremen install electrical systems in houses.

Training:

Union: NIETC JATC (NECA/IBEW Electrical JATC)
Inside Electrical – Ltd. Energy Technicians, Class A & B
JATC – Ltd. Residential Electrician JATC
Phone: 503-262-9991 x5059
Website: www.nietc.org
Area: 1, 6 & WA State

Non–Union: IEC – Independent Electrical Contractors
Inside Electrical – IETC Training Ctr. – Ltd. Energy
Technicians, Class A & B – Ltd. Residential Electrician
JATC
Phone: 503-598-7789
Website: www.iecoregon.org
Area: 1, 2, 6 & WA State

Non–Union: Protective Signaling JATC
Ltd. Energy Technician – Class A
Phone: 503-475-6396
Website: www.protectivesignalingjatc.org
Area: 1 & WA State

Mixed: Mid-Willamette Industrial TATC
Ltd. Energy Technician – Class A
Mid-Willamette Industrial TATC
Area II Ltd. Energy Technician JATC
Website: www.linnbenton.edu/business/apprenticeship
Area: 2

Union: Central Electrical JATC
Inside Electrician
Ltd. Energy Technician – Class A
Phone: 541-917-6199
Website: www.cjatc.org
Area: 1, 2, 3, 7

Mixed: Southern Willamette-Valley Ltd. Energy
Electrical JATC
Ltd. Energy Technician – Class A & B
Phone: 541-279-1543
Website: www.nwapprenticeship.org

Union: Crater Lake Electrical JATC
Inside Electrical – Ltd. Energy Technicians – Ltd.
Energy Technician – Class A & B
Phone: 541-773-5888
Website: www.clejatc.org/applicant.html
Area: 4, 5, 7

Non–Union: Central OR Ltd Energy Electrical JATC
Inside Electrical – Ltd. Energy Technicians – Ltd.
Energy Technician – Class A & B
Phone: 541-279-1543
Website: www.nwapprenticeship.org
Area: 7

Flooring Installer

Pay: $48,300

Job: Install, replace, and repair all types of carpets, plastic laminates, and other decorative coverings in buildings, airplanes, ships, swimming pools, stores, automobiles, and athletic fields using manual and power tools to measure, hammer, cut and shear, spread and stretch, and prepare floors.

Training:

Union: OR & SW-WA Floor Covering JATC
Phone: 503-481-3420
Website: www.finishingtradesinstitute.org
Area: Statewide

Glazier/window Installer

Pay: $63.220
Job: Glaziers, architectural metal and glass workers, fabricate, fit, and install framing systems and plateglass windows, skylights, mirrors, store fronts, facades, and specialty glass in commercial and residential buildings.

Training:

Union: OR SW-WA Glaziers, Architectural
Metal & Glassworker JATC
Phone: 503-491-7359
Website: www.mhcc.edu/GlassWorkers
Area: 1, 2, 3

Heat & Frost Insulator & Asbestos Worker

Pay $73,190

Job: Workers apply insulation materials to pipes, tanks, boilers, ducts, refrigeration equipment, and other surfaces requiring thermal temperature control. Asbestos workers remove asbestos-containing materials

Training:

Union: OR SW-WA Heat and Frost Insulators &
Asbestos Workers JATC
Phone: 503-255-5124
Website: www.insulators36.org/apprenticeship
Area: Statewide

Heavy Truck Driver

Pay $45,510
Job: Heavy truck drivers operate gasoline and dieselpowered trucks or tractor-trailers. Drivers need to know how to operate special equipment for loading, transporting, and unloading as well as how to handle special loads, including hazardous materials.

Training:

Non–Union
Interstate Trucking JATC
Phone: 503-249-5865
Website: interstatetruckingjatc.com
Area: 1

Sprinkler Fitter

Pay: $63.990

Job: Sprinkler fitters are pipefitter specialists in fire protection. They install fire protection systems designed for commercial buildings.

Training:

Non–Union OR & SW-WA Sprinkler Fitters JATC
Phone: 503-726-5433
Website: www.abcpnw.org
Area: Statewide

Laborer

Pay: $46,540
Job: Skilled/unskilled laborers prep worksites, load and unload building materials, run equipment, set up scaffolding, and are essential to highway construction, building, and environmental remediation.

Training:

Union: Oregon Laborers JATC
Phone: (541) 740-4753
Website: www.oregonlaborers.com
Area: Statewide

Non–Union: Oregon Columbia Laborers JATC
Phone: 503-256-7300 or 1-800-309-1442
Website: www.nwcoc.com
Area: Statewide

Masonry Trades (Multiple)

Pay: $61,320

Job: Masonry trades are bricklayers who set marble, slate, tile and terazzo, and finishers who use concrete blocks, bricks, and manmade or natural stone to build fences, walls, walkways, and more.

Training:

Union: Oregon SW-WA Mason Trades JATC
Phone: 503-234-3781
Website: www.bac1or.org
Area: Statewide, Bricklayer, Marble Setter, Terrazzo Worker, Finisher & Tile Setter
Area: 1, Caulker

Non–Union: Oregon Columbia Masons TATC
Phone: 503-256-7300
Website: www.nwcoc.com
Area: 1, 2, 3, 7, Bricklayer
Area: 1, 2, 3, 7, Cement Mason

Union: Oregon & SW-WA Cement Masons JATC
Phone: 503-408-8555 – 866-408-8555
Email: jatc@cementmasons555.org
Area: Statewide

Operating Engineer

Pay: $59,340

Job: Operating and technical engineers operate bulldozers, motor graders, backhoes, paving machinery, and cranes that build highways and site infrastructure. They work mines, dig wells, survey sites, pave and grind roads, drill, and hoist steel and slabs.

Training:

Union: OR SW-WA IUOE LOCAL #701
Phone: 503-650-7701
Website: www.oetraining.org
Area: Statewide

Non–Union: OR/Columbia Heavy Equip Operator JATC
Phone: 503-256-7300 or 1-800-309-1442
Website: www.nwcoc.com
Area: Statewide

Non-Union: Knife River Oregon JAC
Phone: 541-928-6491
Website: www.kniferiver.com
Area: 1, 2, 3, 4, 7

Painting & Wall Covering

Pay: $43,000

Job: Painters prepare wood, masonry, drywall, plaster, concrete, and metal surfaces prior to the application of paint, high performance coatings, waterproofing, fireproofing, and decorative finishes in residential and commercial, marine, industrial, and bridge settings.

Training:

Union: Oregon & SW Washington Painters JATC
Portland: 503-287-4856
Website: www.rtctraining.org
Area: Statewide
Area: 1, Traffic Control Painter

Ironworker

Pay $64,860

Job: Ironworkers erect the structural framework for high-rise buildings, bridges, power plants, and towers. They place reinforcing steel in concrete forms for roadways, foundations, and structures.

Training:

Union: Pacific NW Ironworker & Employer JATC
Phone: 503-775-0877
Website: www.nwiw.com/CONTACT29.htm
Area: Statewide

Pile Driver/commercial Divers

Pay: $106,580
Job: Pile drivers work with pile-driving rigs that drive metal, concrete, or wood piling into the earth to hold back dirt during excavations, and are a fundamental part of the foundation system for skyscrapers and concrete pilings that hold up docks, wharves, and bridges.

Training:

Union: OR SW WA Carpenters JATC
Portland: 503-287-3708 or 877-287-9282
Tangent: 541-601-4104 or 877-287-9282
Redmond: 877-287-9282
Website: www.pnci.org
Area: Statewide

Millwright

Pay: $65,570

Job: Millwrights are mechanics who install, dismantle, repair, reassemble, and move machinery, conveyor systems, escalators, giant electrical turbines, and generators in factories, power plants, and construction sites.

Training:

Union: OR SW Washington Carpenters JATC
Portland: 503-287-3708
Tangent: 541-601-4104 o
Redmond: 877-287-9282
Email: training@pnci.org
Website: www.pnci.org
Area: Statewide

Plumbers / steamfitters / pipefitter

Pay: $82.640

Job: Plumbers install and repair water supply lines, waste disposal systems, and related appliances and fixtures. Steamfitters assemble and install pipe to carry water, steam, compressed air, gases, etc. HVAC/ refrigeration techs install, maintain, and service refrigeration, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems. Pipefitters grade trenches and culverts to lay pipe for storm, sewers, drains, and water mains.

Training:

Union: OR SW-WA NW-CA Plumbers and Steamfitters JATC
Tualatin: 503-691-1997
Eugene: 541-726-1131
Redmond: 541-419-5128
Medford: 541-821-1282
Eureka: 541-821-1282
Website: www.ua290.org
Area: Statewide

Non–Union: North Coast Plumbers JATC
Phone: 503-861-9487
Area: 1

Non–Union: Area I Plumbers JATC
Phone: 503-675-0548
Website: www.areaonejatc.com
Area: 1

Non–Union: Area II Plumbers JATC
Phone: 503-991-5203
Website: www.area2app.com
Area: 1, 2, 6

Non–Union: Area III Plumbers JATC
Phone: 541-636-3592
Area: 3, 4

Non–Union: Area IV (Coos Bay) Independent TAC Area V (Rogue Valley) Plumbers JATC Area VII Plumbers JATC
Phone: 541-344-6473
Area: 3, 4, 5

Non–Union: Klamath Basin Plumbers JATC
Phone: 541-880-2234
Website: www.klamathcc.edu
Area: 5

Non–Union: Ontario TATC
Phone: 208-452-4970
Area: 6

Non–Union: Blue Mountain TATC
Phone: 541-278-5854
Website: www.bluecc.edu
Area: 6, 7

Plasterers And Stucco Masons

Job: Plasterers apply plaster on masonry, metal, and wire lath (stucco) or gypsum to finish interior walls and ceilings of residential and commercial buildings.

Training:

Union: The Plasterers Local 82
Phone: 503-254-4022
Website: www.plastererslocal82.com/info/Apprenticeship
Area: Statewide

Roofer

Pay: $57,460

Job: Roofers and waterproofers install, replace, and repair the roofs, waterproofing, and air barrier systems of buildings using shingles, slate, asphalt, aluminum, wood, or related drainage materials.

Training:

Union: OR/SW-WA Roofers & Waterproofers JATC
Phone: 503-546-4235
Website: www.orswroofersapp.com
Area: Statewide

Sheet Metal/hvac Worker

Pay: $60,820

Job: Sheet metal/HAVC workers fabricate and install fittings and duct work for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems in residential, commercial, and industrial applications.

Training:

Union: OR SW-WA NW-CA Steamfitters JATC
TollFree: 800-452-2912
Website: www.ua290.org
Area: Statewide

Union: Portland Sheet Metal Worker JATC
Phone: 503-257-1022
Website: www.sheetmetal-16.org
Areas: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Non–Union: Mid-Valley Sheet Metal Workers JAC
Phone: 503-399-5255
Website: /www.chemeketa.edu/programs-classes/program-finder/apprenticeship/sheet-metal
Area: 1, 2

Non–Union: Area III Sheet Metal/HVAC Env Sys JATC
Phone: 541-279-1543
Website: www.nwapprenticeship.org
Area: 3, 4, 7

Non–Union: South Central Oregon Sheet Metal JATC
Phone: 541-245-7912
Website: www.roguecc.edu/workforce
Area: 5

Solar Heating And Cooling Installer

Pay: $73,291

Job: Install or repair solar energy systems designed to collect, store, and circulate solar-heated water for residential, commercial, or industrial use.

Training:

Non–Union Renewable Energy JATC
Phone: 541-279-1543
Area: Statewide

Wall & Ceiling Construction

Pay: $63.990

Job: Wall and ceiling contractors hire carpenters, plasterers, drywall finishers, laborers, estimators, and project managers to frame walls, hang drywall, paint, and design walls and ceilings using stucco, Venetian plaster, and other beautiful finishing materials.

Training:

Union: Associated Wall & Ceiling Contractors
Phone: 503-295-0333
Website: www.awcco.org
Area: Statewide