UA Local 396 - Training Center

Journeymen & Apprenticeship Training Center

Journeymen and apprentices are trained at the state of the art UA Local 396 training facility.  The training facility and local union office are located at:

493 Bev Road - Building 3
Boardman, Ohio 44512
(330) 758-4596

Our facility is dedicated to training both our experienced journeymen through upgrade classes as well as the next generation through our 5-year Apprenticeship Program.  Staying on the cutting edge of industry standards as well as learning new technology is a never ending process here at UA Local 396.  The JATC of Local 396 has outlined a rigorous five year Apprentice Training Program that leads to Building Trades Journeyman status.  Each apprentice works during the day (when available) and attends school at night.  The training facility is open year round with classes taught by journeymen who have gone through the UA Instructor Training Program held yearly at Washtenaw College in Arm Arbor, Michigan.

Our 17,500 sq ft facility includes:

  • Weld Lab which includes 20 Welding Booths
  • Plumbing Lab which includes a full scale building similuation
  • HVAC Lab which includes an extensive array of HVAC and Refrigeration Equipment for hands-on training
  • Computer Lab which includes 14 computer stations
  • Six State of the Art Class Rooms

Weld Testing

The United Association (UA) has many different certifications that can be achieved through our certified UA Weld Testing Agency. Stick, Tig, Mig and Brazing are just a few of the certifications offered. There are over 100 different weld processes that each member can certify in, giving our signatory contractors the most educated, well-rounded and skilled tradesman. The contractors therefore have every advantage in completing each job on time and under budget.

Additional Journeyman Classes Offered

  • Backflow Certification and Re-certification
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Industrial Rigging
  • Instrumentation Level I & II
  • Medical Gas Certification and Re-certification
  • OSHA 10 & 30
  • Plumbing Code Review
  • Pumps
  • Welding

Sample of Apprenticeship Classes Offered

  • Basic Electricity
  • CAD Classes
  • HVACR
  • Hydronic Heating
  • Job Safety and Health
  • Pipe Trade Mathematics
  • Plan Reading
  • Plumbing
  • Related Science
  • Rigging and Signalingg
  • Soldering and Brazing
  • Steam Heating
  • Unionism
  • Welding

Apprenticeship Program Requirements

CLICK HERE to visit the Apprenticeship Homepage.

Training Center Events

There are currently no scheduled events.