Apprentice Program

Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. Plumbing Apprenticeship

Training & Continuing Classes with our Apprentice Program

Plumbing apprentices at Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. get paid while they train on-the-job and attend classes. These well-trained craftsmen will apply their skills in every facet of the piping industry—from installation, service, and repair of plumbing and fire protection systems to water and gas piping to installing fixtures in homes and commercial projects.

Apprentices attend classes 2 days a month for 4 years (644 hours minimum) while working a minimum of 40 hours per week in the trade. This means they earn while they learn. Courses run from September through May and are conveniently scheduled during the day at a Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. location and shared by video conferencing to our other locations. Courses are taught by our experienced journeymen, where they incorporate theoretical and textbook study with hands-on training.

For more information about our Apprentice Program or to sign up, give Midwestern Mechanical, Inc. a call at (605) 203-4242!


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Responsibilities of the Apprentice

During the required classroom instruction, apprentices learn how to use, care for, and safely handle the tools and materials used in the trades. They also learn the safety techniques necessary to establish a safe working environment and the protective measures required.

Apprentices also have the responsibility to:

  • Be at the job site every day, on time, ready, willing and able to work
  • Learn what true quality is in the piping industry
  • Be productive on the job
  • Strive to become a skilled craftsperson at the trade

Advantage of a Piping Apprenticeship

In addition to earning while they learn, apprentices also become more self-reliant.

They also receive other benefits, including:

  • College-level earning power upon completion, without the costs of a college education
  • Obtain instruction from experienced Journeymen
  • Gain respect and recognition from co-workers
  • The satisfaction of working with your hands and your mind in an increasingly technological and sophisticated industry
  • Obtain a license
  • Receive training for a career—not just a job
  • Varied career opportunities include Journeyman, Teacher, Foreman, Superintendent, Estimator, Project Manager, etc.

Apprentices must be at least 18 years of age. We also require a high school diploma or a high school equivalency (G.E.D.) certificate. Applicants with a high school diploma may apply at age 17 but must be age 18 at time of placement into an apprenticeship.

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