Application Information and Instructions
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General Local 137 Apprenticeship Application process:
We solicit applications from January 1st-December 31st each year. All applicants will have until January 31st, 2023 to take the ACT Work Keys (NCRC) assessment and submit the results to Local 137. The ACT Work Keys assessments can be taken at LLCC or many other locations. All applicants that achieve the minimum score on all 3 parts (level 5) will be invited to interview. Interviews typically happen each March. Applicants will be ranked and accepted into the apprenticeship based on rank and availability of work each year. An applicant is on the list for a minimum of 1 year and can request to update each year.
Application packets will be available in person on the first Tuesday of every month between 8:00am and 4:00pm until December 2022. The fee for this packet is $20.00. All applications and necessary documents must be turned in by the December 31st, 2022 deadline to be considered for the 2023 apprentice program. Applications will not be considered if payment and necessary documents have not been received. Applications can also be submitted at no cost on this website below until December 31st, 2022. If submitting online, which is preferred, you must secure all the documents in PDF format before beginning the application.
Once an application is received it will be reviewed to ensure the minimum requirements have been satisfied. All applicants will receive an email to notify the applicant of the next steps. Make sure to check your email, including your spam/junk mail box.
Applications received after the December 31st, 2022 deadline will be considered for the 2024 apprentice program.
- Must be at least 17 years of age to apply. Must provide copy of birth certificate.
- Must be high school graduate or have a GED or be a high school senior on track to graduate in the spring. Must have at least one year of algebra or geometry with a passing grade. Must provide copy of high school transcripts and a copy of High School diploma or GED or transcripts that confirm graduation date.
- Must provide copy of valid State of Illinois Driver’s license.
- Provide copy of Military Discharge Form DD-214 if applicable.
- All documents requested must be submitted to qualify to take the aptitude test.
- All applicants who score above the minimum score on the aptitude test will qualify for an interview.
- Applicants for the HVAC program must have at least one year of HVAC related trade school and submit transcripts, diploma or proof of enrollment
- Apprenticeship Application
- Voluntary Disability Disclosure
- PDF Copy of birth certificate
- PDF Copy of a valid Illinois drivers license
- PDF Copy of High School transcripts
- PDF Proof of graduation/GED
Click on the links to save or print both the Voluntary Disclosure form and the Apprenticeship Application form. Make sure to upload your completed Apprenticeship Application and Voluntary Disclosure forms along with the other required documents in PDF format before submitting.
ALL DOCUMENT UPLOADS MUST BE PDFs DO NOT UPLOAD PICTURE FILES IE: JPG, PNG, ETC
Notice On Nondiscriminatory Policy
Springfield Plumbers and Steamfitters Training Association will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. Springfield Plumbers and Steamfitters Training Association will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
Terms of Apprenticeship
- Serve as a probationary apprentice for a period of 1 year (1600 hours of on-the-job training);
- Serve a 5 year apprenticeship including the probationary period (8000-10,000 hours of on-the-job training);
- Report for work on a regular basis;
- Provide for your transportation to and from the job site;
- Work under the direction of a Journey Worker on the job site and perform job duties satisfactorily;
- Attend related training classes regularly and maintain an acceptable average in those classes;
- Purchase text material for use in related training classes as required;
- Abide by all rules and regulations of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.