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Plumbers & Steamfitters Local Union 342
United Association
For decades Local Union 342 has been graduating the industry’s top welders and pipefitters. Our apprentices attend classes for a minimum of two nights per week for five years (1080 hours minimum) while working a minimum of 9000 hours in the trade; they earn while they learn. All courses are held from September through May, and are conveniently scheduled during the evening. With quality instructors, our courses incorporate theoretical and textual study with hands-on and on-the-job experience. Graduates of this rigorous welding and pipefitting training program acquire a level of expertise few in the industry can match.




UA Local 342 Joint Apprenticeship & Training                            (925) 686-0730
Training Director, Al Garcia
Plumbing contractors who hire graduates from the apprentice program at UA Local Union 342 have an edge in the competitive plumbing industry. These well rounded craftsmen perform their skills in every facet of the plumbing industry; from installation, service and repair of plumbing and sanitary systems, water and gas piping, and fixtures in homes, to commercial enterprises and other institutions. Apprentices attend classes a minimum of two nights a week for five years (1080 hours minimum) while working a minimum of 9000 hours in the trade; they earn while they learn. All courses run from September through May, and are conveniently scheduled during the evening. With quality instructors, our courses incorporate theoretical and textual study with hands-on and on-the-job experience. Graduates of this rigorous plumbing training program acquire a level of expertise few in the industry can match.
If state-of –the-art HVACR training is what you desire you will find it at UA Local Union 342. Local 342 and its industry leading service contractors have always made it top priority to provide quality training to apprentices. Our apprentices attend classes a minimum of two nights a week for five years (1080 minimum hours) while working a minimum of 9000 hours in the trade; they earn while they learn. All courses run from September through May, and are conveniently scheduled during the evening. With quality instructors, our courses incorporate theoretical and textual study with hands-on and on-the-job experience. Graduates of this rigorous HVACR training program acquire a level of expertise few in the industry can match.

UA STAR
UA STAR CERTIFICATION ASSURES EMPLOYERS THAT THESE JOURNEYMEN HAVE HAD THE TRAINING NECESSARY TO EXCEL IN HVACR SERVICE, PIPEFITTING OR PLUMBING

UA STAR Certification assures employers that these journeymen have had the training necessary to excel in HVACR Service, Pipefitting, or Plumbing. The comprehensive UA STAR exam can betaken by apprentices completing their five-year training program, or piping professionals in the field who want to further their careers.

Successful completion of the UA STAR exam earns applicants 30 hours of college credit toward an Associates Degree in Construction Supervision. That makes them the best qualified piping professionals in the industry!