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Jason Blondin

Training Director


David Blankenship
Welding Coordinator

Katherine Asbury

Office Manager


UA University

Local 136 Apprentice Programs

Our Apprentices are required to spend 8,500 hours on the job, under supervision, over a five-year period; as well as successfully completing 246 hours of related classroom instruction during each of the years.

Apprentices will be paid while on the job, at a rate which is determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement in effect at the time, and based on the number of years they have been in the program.

During the five-year apprenticeship over $20,000 is spent to educate each apprentice. The only cost to the apprentice is a nominal yearly book fee.

Basic requirements to apply are as follows:

  1. Must be 18 years of age the year of application.
  2. Hold a high school diploma or G.E.D. certificate and provide certified copy of transcripts
  3. Present service discharge papers DD-214 if applicable
  4. Be a legal citizen of the United States of America
  5. Physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  6. Successful completion of WorkKeys examination. Module grades needed are: Applied Mathematics (4); Applied Technology (3); and Locating Information (4)
  7. Must pass 10-panel drug test prior to entering program and subsequent random testing
  8. Possess a valid driver's license
EEOC standards apply.


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