UA 342 Training

Apprenticeship Recruitment 2022

Plumbing, Steamfitting, Welding Apprenticeship Openings for Contra Costa & Alameda Counties

CLICK HERE to download a printable copy of the 2022 Apprenticeship Announcement.

DATE:  2023 TO BE DETERMINED (Please check our website JANUARY 2023 for the 2023 application period) INTERESTED IN OUR HVAC/R PROGRAM? Click Here: ua342.org/apprenticeship-hvac.aspx

LOCATION: ua342.org/training.aspx

IMPORTANT: Prior to submitting an online application, please carefully read all information within this announcement.
During application, be prepared to upload the below required documents.
You will choose one of the following trades during application: Plumbing, Steamfitting or Welding with no trade changes during apprenticeship; therefore, research is recommended.
The first 750 applications successfully submitted during the above dates will be accepted to take the exam.
Duplicate applications will be rejected.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

PROOF OF AGE IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age; or will be 18 years of age by January 2023. You must upload one of the following with application:
Valid Driver’s License, or
Valid State Issued Identification Card, or
Birth Certificate along with a photo I.D., or
Passport
PROOF OF HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR LEGAL EQUIVALENT: You must upload one of the following with application:
High School Diploma, or
General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.), or
Officially Signed Transcripts, or
If not yet graduated from high school, Current Official Transcripts
APPLICANT MUST BE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO PERFORM THE WORK OF THE TRADE.

QUALIFYING TEST:

Applicants who successfully submit and meet the above requirements will be notified within two (2) months after application and scheduled to take a two-part written exam consisting of: Numerical Ability (Math) and Mechanical Aptitude. The minimum passing score shall be a 75% composite grade.
INTERVIEW:
Applicants successfully passing the qualifying written exam will be notified with-in two (2) months and scheduled for an oral interview with the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.
ELIGIBILITY:
Upon completion of the oral interview, applicants will be evaluated based on their qualifying written exam score and oral interview results. Applicants will be ranked accordingly (highest scorer and down), by trade, and will be placed on an eligible waiting list for possible admission once openings become available for the apprenticeship program.
TERM:
A minimum of five (5) years of on-the-job training and five (5) years of school. Apprentices attend classes two-three (2-3) nights per week, with the possibility of one (1) 10-hour day of classes every other week for the first two (2) years. Some Saturday classes may apply.

HVAC/R APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: for information regarding our HVAC/R Program contact us at: JATC@UA342.org or call: (925) 686-0730

 

UA Local 342 JATC PREPARE FOR APPRENTICESHIP TEST
Tutoring & Pre-Apprenticeship Classes

CONTACT BELOW INDEPENDENTS FOR LOCATION CHANGES & AVAILABILITY   


Benicia Adult Education 
350 East K Street Benicia, CA
(707) 747-8367
https://beniciaunified.org/ departments/adult- education/

Pittsburg Adult Education
1151 Stoneman Avenue Pittsburg, CA
(925) 473-2400
https://www.pittsburg.k12. ca.us/paec

Vallejo Adult Education 
436 Del Sur Street Vallejo, CA
(707) 556-8850
https://vas-vcusd- ca.schoolloop.com/

West Contra Costa Adult Education 
2600 Mission Bell Drive San Pablo, CA
(510) 231-1453
www.wccadulteducation.com/

San Leandro Adult Education 
1448 Williams Street
San Leandro, CA (510) 667-6287
www.slusd.us/sladultschool/

San Mateo Adult Education
789 E. Poplar Avenue San Mateo, CA
(650) 558-2100
https://sanmateoadulted.org/

Study Material (Books)

Math
Practical Math Success in 20 Minutes a Day
By Learning Express Editors - Price $16 (approximately)

Mechanical Aptitude
Barron’s How to Prepare for the Mechanical Aptitude & Spatial Relations Tests
By Joel Wiesen – Price $18 (approximately)
NOTE: Study the Mechanical Aptitude part of the book only.

The above books and tutoring contacts are only suggestions and are not endorsed by UA Local 342, JATC.  Please feel free to use any book that you wish.  The test consists of two parts: Math and Mechanical Aptitude.  The math portion of the test is eighth grade level pre-algebra (decimals, fractions, percentages) accompanying basic mechanical aptitude.  Go to a book store or library and ask for assistance to locate the right study material for you.

NOTES TO CONSIDER: The following items are NOT permitted at the test area: Calculators, Cell Phones, Backpacks, Laptops, Purses, Food or Drinks.

 

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