The Pipefitters Local 636 Training Center strives every day to create world-quality craftsmen that will meet the challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s construction and service industries. Mastering the hands-on skills and technical expertise that is demanded by the ever changing industries, whether in pipefitting, welding, or HVAC service technicians.

It is the mission of the Pipefitting Industry Training Center and its Joint Apprentice Training Committee and staff to meet the educational needs of the members of Pipefitters, Steamfitters, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service Local Union 636, of the United Association and the contractors who employ us.  This is to be achieved by the diligent instruction of the apprentices assigned to our care, those members who have been organized from the non-represented sector of our industry, and the journeymen members who need upgrading of their specialized skills, as our industry demands.

Pipefitters, Steamfitters, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Service                 are premier construction trades.  Through its outstanding training programs, the industry consistently draws the most talented, highly motivated, and ambitious candidates for apprenticeship.

Thanks to the spirit of working together that pervades our industry, these newcomers begin their training in programs and schools co-sponsored by Pipefitters, Steamfitters, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Local 636 and its affiliate contractor associations:  The Metropolitan Detroit Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Association (MDPMCA) and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

Every apprentice in the trade is committed to a 5-year program- classroom and on-the-job experience, working side-by-side with a pipefitter journeyman.

Apprentices become certified in welding, CFC removal, valve repair, safety and more-all through nationally recognized and accepted certification programs administered by the United Association of Journeymen, Plumbers and Pipefitters.

Q Are classes currently being held?

DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS, THE TRAINING CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Current Governor mandate is until May 15th. We are working with the UA to decide if an early return is possible provided proper precautions are taken. Please stay tuned.

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