Union Apprenticeship Programs

Local Apprenticeship Contact Information and Application Periods

IMPORTANT: Most unions require that you apply in person for an apprenticeship.  Some require you to provide certain documents before you can apply, such as a copy of your high school diploma or GED certificate, along with a transcript of your grades.  We suggest that you contact the unions directly to ask about their specific application dates and requirements.

Massachusetts Labor Unions Apprentice Opportunities

Trade
Organization/Contact
Application Process and Other Information

Asbestos

Boston Asbestos Workers Local 6
303 Freeport Street
DorchesterMA 02122
Contact: Fran Boudrow
Phone: 617-436-4666
Fax: 617-265-9887

Web-Site:http://insulatorslocal6.com/

Applications generally accepted in April from 9am – 3pm weekdays. The application period usually takes place once a year. Please contact union for exact dates.
Four-year apprenticeship program.  You must be 18 years old, have either a high school diploma or a GED and a valid drivers license.  Territory includes Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont

 Boilermakers

Northeast Area JAC
297 Burnside Avenue, S.E.
HartfordCT 01608
Contact: Jason Dupuis
Phone: 860-569-8368
Fax: 860-291-0802

Web-Site:www.boilermakers.org

The Northeast Area JAC oversees Massachusetts, as well as other areas.  Apprenticeship training is done through Local 29 in Quincy.  Please contact them for further information.

Boilermakers

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers  Local 29
68 Sagamore Street

North QuincyMA 02171
Contact: Thomas Saccoach
Phone: 617-328-8400
Fax: 617-328-7582
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Website for national organization:
Web-Site:www.boilermakers.org

Applications are accepted the last Friday of the month from 8am-11am.  Applicants must be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or a GED. A driver’s license is preferable.
Four year apprenticeship training.  Classes are held at Local 29’s office. 

Bricklayers

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 1
1124 Berkshire Avenue

SpringfieldMA 01151
Contact: Patrick Murphy
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Phone: 413-737-5999
Fax: 413-737-6027

Website:  www.imiweb.org 

Applications for the 2008 Apprenticeship Program will be accepted during the month of September Monday through Thursday from 9am-3pm at the IMI Training Facility, 84 Myron Street in West Springfield
The BAC Local 1 MA Apprentice Program is a 12-week pre-job training program.  Students attend school full-time for three months.  The application process begins in August each year, when advertisements are published in the local newspapers in our jurisdiction.  Applications for apprenticeship can be obtained in person or by mail (if applicant lives an hour or so away-approx 60 mile radius) from the International Masonry Institute during the month of September.  Applicants must be 18 years old.
Tests and interviews are given during November.  In December the class is selected. Classes begin at the International Masonry Institute Training Center in West Springfield in early January. The course is comprised of 480 hours of classroom and hands-on training. Apprentices attend school full-time during the months of January, February and March, completing the school part of the program in April.

 Bricklayers

Bricklayers and Allied Trades Local 3
550 Medford Street

CharlestownMA 02129
Contact: Richard Forcione
Phone: 617-242-5507
Fax: 617-242-0021

Applications are accepted in early February. Please call during the first week in January for the actual dates and times.
Applicants must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

 

   

Electrical
&
Tele-communication

Electrical Contractors of
Greater 
Boston Local 103
194 Freeport Street

DorchesterMA 02122
Contact: Philip Mason
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Phone: 617-436-0980
Fax: 617-436-1081

Website: www.ibew103.com 

Applications will be available in November. Check Local 103’s website in November for dates and times
Applicants must be 18 years old and live in the geographical area covered by Local 10, IBEW.  Electrical applicants must score “high” on an aptitude test S- 72R77, as administered by the Massachusetts Department of Employment and Training.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED and have one year of high school algebra with passing grade, or one post high school algebra course with passing grade. 

Electrical

Springfield Area Electricians Local 7
185 Industry Drive

SpringfieldMA 01104
Contact: Mark Kuenzel
Phone:  413-737-2253
Fax: 413-788-5824

Web-Site:www.local7jatc.com 

Applications accepted annually from September through February or by Appointment. Please visit www.local7jatc.com  for minimum requirements to apply and information about our apprenticeship program. 

Electrical

Worcester Electricians Local 96
Union Place

51 Union Street
WorcesterMA 01608
Contact David delaGorgendiere
Phone: 508-753-8635
Fax: 508-754-8944

Website: www.ibewlocal96.org 

Applications accepted daily 8:30 am. – 4:00 pm at Local 96’s office.
Applicants must be 18, have a high school diploma or GED and one year of algebra with a passing grade of C.  An aptitude will be administered by the IBEW.

Electrical

IBEW Local 223
P.O. Box 1238
LakevilleMA 02347
Contact: Gregory Rego
Phone:  508-947-8555

Web-site:www.ibew223.org

Applications are accepted from January 1 until December 31 for the following year’s apprenticeship class. Applicants for the apprentice program must first fill out an application in person at the Union Hall.
Minimum requirements –
Be a minimum age of 18 years old age at time of selection
Show evidence of successful completion of one full year of high school algebra with a passing grade.
Be at least a high school graduate or have a GED
Provide a transcript for high school and post high school education and training
Pay a $25.00 processing fee
If you meet the requirements, you will be scheduled to take the NJATC apprenticeship aptitude test.
If you obtain a qualifying score on the test, you will be scheduled for an oral interview.

Elevator Construction

Elevator Constructors Local 4
50 Park Street

DorchesterMA 02122
Contact: Kevin McGettigan
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Phone: 617-288-1547
Fax: 617-288-6724

Website: www.iueclocal4.com

Applications accepted in March on Tuesdays from 8amNoon and Thursdays from 1pm –5 pm. Please call in January for more information.
Applicant must be 18 years old, a picture ID and a high school diploma or a GED.  Local 4 will give applicants an examination based on the GED exam.  Fee for that is $25.00

Elevator Construction

International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 41
PO Box 1456
SterlingMA 01564
Contact: Curtis Devillers
Phone: 978-422-5110
Fax: 978-422-5131

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Website: www.local41.org

Please check web-site for application periods. Local 41 covers Worcester, Springfield, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Applicants must be 18 years old had have a high school diploma or a GED. 

Engineering – Hoisting and Portable

Hoisting and Portable Engineers Local 98
2 Center Square
East
LongmeadowMA 01028
Contact: Doug Fay
Phone: 413-548-9508

Website: www.iuoelocal98.org

Application dates are set by the board and can change from year to year depending on the demand.  When the program does open, Local 98 will hold a two-week period application period. Potential applicants may also call 1-800-449-4241 and be put on a list to be notified when the process begins. 
Applicants must be 18 years old, have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school senior graduating in the current school year.  Citizenship or first papers must be filed. Valid drivers’ license.  And successfully complete Local 98’s testing program.

Engineering – Hoisting and Portable

Hoisting and Portable Engineers - Local 4
Training Center
One Engineers Way
CantonMA 02021
Contact: William Mooney
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Phone:  781-821-0306
Fax: 781- 821-6178

Website: www.local4training.org

Applications are accepted in November.
Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school education or equivalent, and reside in the local 4 jurisdiction.  They must also be a citizen or otherwise meet the requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, have a valid driver’s license and social security card in their possession.

Floor covering

Floor coverers Local 2168
803 Summer Street
South
Boston, MA 02127
Contact: Thomas O’Toole
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Phone: 617-825-6141
Fax: 617- 282-5047

Web-Site:www.necarpenters.org

Applications accepted all year.  Monday – Friday from 7am – 3pm

Applicants must be 17 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, and a valid drivers license. 

Ironworkers

Ironworkers Local 7
195 Old Colony Avenue

South BostonMA 02127
Contact: Neal McKelligan
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Phone: 617-268-0707
Fax: 617-268-0998

Website: www.local7.com

Applications are accepted the second and third weeks in January each year Monday – Friday from 9amNoon and Mondays 4 pm – 6 pm.
Applicants must by 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.

Laborers

Massachusetts Laborers District Council
37 East Street
HopkintonMA 01748
Contact: Michael Capaldi
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Phone: 508-544-9830
Fax: 508-544-9836

Website: www.masslaborers.org

 Applications accepted on the second Tuesday of each month at any local.

Lineman

Northeastern Joint Apprenticeship & Training
1513 Ben Franklin Highway
DouglassvillePA 19518
Contact: Jason Iannelli
Phone: 610-326-2860
Fax: 610-326-2924

Website: www.neat1968.org

Applications for lineman apprentices are accepted yearly. Contact union for exact dates.

Mill and Machine Erectors

Mill and Machine Erectors of Massachusetts Local 1121
90 Braintree Street

AllstonMA 02134
Contact: Roy Engstrom
Phone: 617- 254-1655
Fax: 617-783-5554

Contact Local 1121 for apprenticeship information

Painters

The Finishing Trades Institute of New England
25
Colegate Road
RoslindaleMA 02131
Contact: Eric Redding
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Phone: 617-524-0248
Fax: 617-524-0977

 Available training also includes:
Commercial and Industrial Painting
Drywall Finishing
Wall Covering
Glass & Glazing
Sign & Display

Applications accepted the first Monday of every month.  (If it’s a holiday, then we move to the second Monday) Between the hours of 8am-12noon. At the time of application you MUST be 18 years old and have your valid driver’s license and high school diploma or equivalent with you. All applicants must complete a 2 day orientation which includes an aptitude test, drug test, physical testing and an interview. 

Pile drivers

Massachusetts Pile Drivers Local 56
Marine Industry Park EDIC
22 Drydock Avenue, 3rd Floor
BostonMA 02210
Contact: Edward Nickerson
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Phone: 617-443-1988
Fax: 617-443-4566

Web-Site:www.piledriverslu56.org

Applications are accepted the first Monday of every month from 9am – 3 pm at the Local’s office (phone: 617-443-1988).  The Joint Apprenticeship Committee will interview all candidates.
Four-Year Apprenticeship.  Must be 17 years old and in good physical health.  A high school diploma is preferred. A physical may be required.  Applicant must pass a drug and alcohol test during the 90-day probationary period.
Apprentices will attend the Boston Technical Center from September – April, two nights per week, for a yearly total of 150 hours.

 Pipefitting

Boston Pipefitters Local 537
40 Enterprise Street
P.O. Box 255171

DorchesterMA 02125
Contact: Timothy T. Gilligan
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Phone: 617-825-3777
Fax: 617-825-1458

Web-Site:www.pipefitters537.org
  

Applications are accepted during specific times throughout the year.  There is generally one apprentice class per year.  Please check the website for notices on when applications will be accepted.  Five year apprenticeship program.
Applicants must be 18 years of age.
Copies of the following documents must be submitted with the application:
High School Diploma or GED
High School Transcript of Grades or
GED Test Results
Birth Certificate
Social Security Card
DD-214 (Military Discharge) if applicable 

 Plasterers and Cement Masons

Boston Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 534
7 Frederika Street

DorchesterMA 02124
Contact: Steve Uva
Phone: 617-825-7472
Fax: 617-825-7519

Applications accepted in May each year 8am – 2pm

Plumbing

Boston Plumbers Local 12
1240 Massachusetts Avenue

DorchesterMA 02125
Contact:  Rick Carter
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Phone 617-288-1010
Fax: 617-288-3871

Website: www.plumbersandgasfitterslocal12.org

Applications are accepted once a year in January.
Rick Carter (Training Director) can be reached at 617-288-6200 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you already have a Massachusetts Apprentice Plumbers License, contact Local 12 Organizer, John Stack, at 617-288-6200, X148 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Plumbing

Worcester Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 4
330 Southwest Cutoff, 
Suite 102
Route
20
WorcesterMA 01604
Contact: Mike Coonan
Phone: 508-799-7703
Fax:  508-752-0856

Website: www.ualocal4.org 

Please contact union for application period.

 Plumbing

Plumbers Local 51
11 Hemingway Drive

East ProvidenceRI 02915
Contact: Kenneth Aurecchia
Phone in MA: 508-580-5130

Website:  www.unionlaborworks.com

Local 51, a member of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada, was formed from the consolidation of four locals from Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.  Its Massachusetts jurisdiction covers all of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, and Nantucket counties as well as parts of Norfolk and Plymouth.  It also covers the following cities and towns in Massachusetts: Attleboro, Barnstable, Brockton, New Bedford and
Otis Air Force Base and
Camp Edwards.

 Plumbing
&
Pipefitting

Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 104
168 Chicopee Street

ChicopeeMA 01013
Contact: Richard Picard
Phone: 413-594-5152
Fax: 413-592-0624

Contact Local 104 for apprenticeship information.

 Printing Pressman

Boston Newspaper Printing and Pressman Local 3
79 Parkingway
Quincy, MA 02169

Contact: Gene Binda
Phone: 617-328-7705
Fax: 617-328-6912

Contact Local 3 for apprenticeship information.

 Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Oil Burners

Local 537
40 Enterprise Street

DorchesterMA 02125
Contact: Tim Gilligan
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Phone: 617-825-3777
Fax: 617-825-1458

Web-Site: www.pipefitters537.org

Applications are accepted during specific times throughout the year.  There is generally one apprentice class per year.  Please check the website for notices on when applications will be accepted.  Five year apprenticeship program.
Applicants must be 18 years of age.
Copies of the following documents must be submitted with the application:
High School Diploma or GED
High School Transcript of Grades or
GED Test Results
Birth Certificate
Social Security Card
DD-214 (Military Discharge) if applicable

 Roofing

Boston Roofers and Waterproofers Local 33
53 Evans Drive
PO Box 9106

StoughtonMA 02072
Contact: Edward J. Rolfe
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Phone: 781-341-9197
Fax: 781-341-9198

Applications accepted April through July or as needed, contact union for more information.

Roofing

Roofers and Slaters Local 248
63 ½ Main Street

ChicopeeMA 01020
Contact:  Mark Allen
Phone: 413-594-5291
Fax: 413-594-5391

Contact Local 248 for apprenticeship information.

 Sheet Metalworking

Sheetmetal Workers Local 17
1181 Adams Street

DorchesterMA 02125
Contact: John Healy, Coordinator
Phone: 617-298-0850
Fax: 617-296-5835

Web-Site:www.smw17boston.org

Applications accepted every third Thursday of the month between 10am – 4pm.  Apprentices are selected once a year in June or July, but candidate forms are accepted monthly.
You must be 18 years or older, have a drivers’ license, and submit three letters of recommendation, a copy of your high school transcript and diploma or GED with grades.  There will be an orientation, interview and pre-hire physical and drug screening. You must reside within the jurisdictional are: Bristol, Essex, Suffolk, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Fall River

 Sheet Metalworking

Sheetmetal Workers of Central Massachusetts and Vermont Local 63
32 Steven Street

SpringfieldMA 01104
Contact: Kevin Mulcahy
Phone: 413-733-8332
Fax: 413-736-5214

Contact Local 63 for apprenticeship information.

Sprinkler Fitters

Sprinkler Fitters Local 550
46 Rockland Street

BostonMA 02132
Contact: Peter Gibbons
Phone:  617-323-6714
Fax: 617-323-1373

Website: www.sprinklerfittersunion.com

Applications are accepted every 2 years. The next application period is in 2010.

 Tele-
communications

Electrical Contractors of Greater Boston  Local 103
194 Freeport Street

DorchesterMA 02122
Contact: Phil Mason
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Phone: 617-436-0980
Fax: 617-436-1081

Website: www.ibew103.com

Applications will be available in November. Check Local 103’s website in November for dates and times
Applicants must be 18 years old and live in the geographical area covered by Local 10, IBEW.  Electrical applicants must score “high” on an aptitude test S- 72R77, as administered by the Massachusetts Department of Employment and Training.
Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED and have one year of high school algebra with passing grade, or one post high school algebra course with passing grade.


The Apprenticeship Preparedness Program (APP) is a free 10 week program that helps low to moderate income individuals.  Learn about the building trades and get ready to apply for an apprenticeship.  For more information about APP call 617.282.2242.

State Apprenticeship Information:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Department of Workforce Development
Division of Apprentice Training
P.O. Box 146759
19 Staniford Street, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617.626.5407
Fax: 617.626.5427

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