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If the idea of a nine to five desk job doesn't appeal to you...

If you want to have something to show for the hard work you can do...

If you want to learn the skills that will pay you serious money, now and for the rest of your life...

Then you belong in today's high tech, high sweat, high reward pipe industry.
What You Need to Qualify:

  • A High School Diploma or G.E.D.Ability
  • Pass a basic math test and a drug test
  • Computer Literacy
  • Good work habits
  • An interest in math and science
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Desire to build a challenging and rewarding career

Where & When to Apply 

UA Mechanical Trades School
8509 Ardwick-Ardmore Road
Landover, Maryland 20785
UA Mechanical Trades School
7552 Accotink Park Road
Springfield, VA 22150

Check the event list for when we are accepting applications.

What to Bring

  • High school diploma (or letter stating that you will be graduating by June, 2008) or GED certificate with scores.
  • Official high school transcript in a sealed envelope from your high school.
  • Social Security card
  • Birth certificate
  • Government issued photo identification (drivers license preferred).
  • DD 214 (if a veteran)

How it Works

When you're accepted into the program, you'll start right away as an apprentice, earning good wages and working side-by-side with experienced members of the trade. You'll be eligible for promotion and increased pay too. Along with this invaluable on-the-job training, you'll take classes at the UA Mechanical Trade School in Landover, recognized as one of the finest institutions of its kind in the world.

Your tuition for the classroom training won't cost you a cent. That's more than $25,000 worth of education free - and all the while you're a well-paid wage earner, on your own, making a good living.

Upon graduation in five years, you'll be a certified journeyman steamfitter, and well on your way to a solid career in one of the most skilled and highly-paid of all mechanical trades.

If you choose the construction side of the business, you'll be able to drive past some of the finest new buildings in the area and tell your children, "I helped build that." If you choose the service side, you'll be able to say, "I keep that building working right.

Apprenticeship News and Pertinent Information

2015 Application Information
Please click on the title above (2015 Application Information) for details. A sample math test is also available if you scroll further down.

2014 Application Information
Please click on the title above (2014 Application Information) for details. A sample math test is also available if you scroll down further.

Sample Math Test
Click on the link above for a copy of the sample math test. You will be required to take and pass a similar math test when you apply for the apprenticeship

NEW Email address contact for Apprentice School
If you need to contact us by email, please use the following email address: info@602training.org

2012-2013 School Calendar for Apprentices & Instructors
Please click the link above for the school calendar.

The apprenticeship will be accepting applications (in person only) in January of 2013 at the Maryland and Virginia campuses. Please click on the headline above ("2013 APPLICATION INFORMATION") to view the information.

Apprenticeship Events and Application Dates

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