APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH MARCH 31
All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications:
- Must be 18 years of age
- Must have high school diploma or equivalent GED
- Must be physically capable of performing the duties of an apprentice
High School Students:
Applications may be filled out and submitted if you are age 17 but will remain pending until your high school diploma has been obtained and you are 18 years of age. You are permitted to take the aptitude test in the spring before you graduate.
To apply, you MUST follow these steps:
Step 1 – Review the information on the apprenticeship homepage.
Step 2 – Complete the online application, upload your state ID and high school transcripts or GED and submit it.
Step 3 – After your application, state I.D., and transcripts have been submitted and reviewed by LU 396 JATC you will receive a notification by email or U.S. mail explaining when you are scheduled to take the aptitude test. The Aptitude exam for this year’s applicants will be held on Friday, April 14 from 8:00 am till noon.
Step 4 – Following the aptitude test you will receive notification of your score by U.S. mail. If you obtain a 70% or higher score on the aptitude test you will be eligible to advance to the interview process. All applicants that receive a 70% or higher will receive another notification by email or U.S. mail with the time they must appear for their interview.
Step 5 – Following the interview each applicant will be placed on the Ranking List based on their overall score from the application process.
Step 6 – All applicants on the Ranking List will be reviewed by the JATC and the number of new apprentices will be chosen based on the Local’s need for manpower. You will receive a notification following the interview notifying you of your placement on the ranking list and whether or not you have been accepted into this year’s class.
*If you do not make it into this year’s class you will remain on the “Ranking List” as an alternate for two years past the interview date.
UA Local 396
UA Local Union No. 396 was chartered on August 1st, 1998. Local 396 is part of the United Association of Plumbers, Fitters, Welders, and HVAC Service Techs. We proudly work in Columbiana, Mahoning, and Trumbull Counties in Ohio and the Grant District in Hancock County, West Virginia.