Apprenticeship - Earn While You Learn !

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship is a formal training program registered through the State of Wisconsin, Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards.  Apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with classroom instruction.  Each apprenticeship program is 5 years in length providing the apprentice with comprehensive knowledge of the trade while working towards a career with great wages and benefits.

Apprentices learn under the supervision of a journey level skilled person, while working for an approved contractor. 

Apprentices also attend classes at the Steamfitters Training School and an approved Technical College.


Why Apprenticeship?

Earn While You Learn:

Unlike college, apprentices receive on-the-job training while getting paid.  NO COLLEGE TUITION !!
The Steamfitters Training Fund covers the cost of an education worth over 34,000 and at the end of the five year apprenticeship your earning potential often exceeds that of most college graduates.

Along with that you will receive 45 college credits.  Which means you are just a few credits away from
an Associate Degree.



Competitive Wages       Medical Plan       Pension Plan             401K


Ready To Get Started - How Do You Apply?

Applicants for the apprenticeship program must first attend a Trade Orientation held at one of our two training centers in Madison or Milwaukee:

Click here for a Trade Orientation Brochure.

Trade Orientation Schedule

Southeast Wisconsin Jurisdiction
Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, Rock, Green, Jefferson, and La Fayette Counties

Date:      4th Tuesday of Month, January through November
Time:      4:00 p.m.

Place:      Steamfitters Local 601
                3300 S 103rd Street
                Milwaukee, WI  53227

Madison Jurisdiction
Dane, Sauk, Iowa, Columbia, Richland, and Marquette Counties

Date:       4th Wednesday of Month, January through November
Time:       4:00 p.m.

Place:      Steamfitters Local 601
                Madison Training Center
                6310 Town Center Drive
                Madison, WI 53718


Job Descriptions:


Did you know that apprenticeship qualifies for Veterans benefits?  Click below for more information      

GI Bill Benefits & OJT/Apprenticeship Programs



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In compliance with Section 30.3(b) of Title 29, CFR Part 30, as amended May 12, 1978, the JAC commits to the following Equal Opportunity Pledge:

“The recruitment selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex, age, creed, handicap, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, or membership in the military forces of the United State or this state.”

The JAC 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, Park 30, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Law, and all other applicable state laws.