Local UA290UA Local 290 - Serving Oregon, SE Washington and Northern California

Apprenticeships

The Matt J. Walters Training Center offers five-year apprenticeships for both Plumbers and Steamfitters. Our apprenticeship program is appropriate for high school graduates looking for something other than the traditional college route, those looking for a career change, or college graduates concerned with the difficult job market. If you’re good with your hands and fascinated by the construction industry and the trades, apply for our five-year apprenticeship program.

After the application process, and once accepted into the apprenticeship program, each new apprentice is paired with a journeyman. The apprentice trains with the journeyman during the day, working for one of our contractors. Pay increases as program requirements are met.

At the end of the tenth term completed successfully (8,000 training hours and 1,080 school hours) and upon completion and passing of the UA Local 290 exam, apprentices are referred to the Building Codes Division for State exams. Once all exams are successfully completed, the apprentice is re-rated to journeyman.

 

Apprentice Wages (4/1/14 - 3/31/16)

Term

Training Hrs

School Hrs

%

Base Wage

Total Package

1

0

0

40%

$16.48

$28.76

2

800

108

50%

$20.61

$32.89

3

1600

216

55%

$22.67

$40.51

4

2400

324

60%

$24.73

$43.07

5

3200

432

65%

$26.79

$45.63

6

4000

540

70%

$28.85

$48.20

7

4800

648

75%

$30.91

$50.76

8

5600

756

80%

$32.97

$53.32

9

6400

864

85%

$35.03

$55.88

10

7200

972

90%

$37.09

$58.45

 

Related training classes are held in the eveningings and occasionally on Saturdays.

 




UNITED ASSOCIATION LOCAL UNION 290
20210 SW Teton Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062
(503) 691-5700

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