Statement of Mission and Purpose

The Piping Industry Training Center is a jointly sponsored Training Trust, committed to serving both Labor and Management of the Piping Industry of Northwest, Ohio. To fulfill this mission, we will:
• Manage the Trust in a responsible manner
• Provide quality training in the practical and technical aspects of the trade
• Prepare our graduates to succeed by meeting the needs of their employers and the industry we   serve
• Promote professionalism and a positive image of the Piping Industry not only within the trade, but   to the public as well
• Leave a legacy of service and cooperation to the Piping Industry of Northwest Ohio that will set the   standard for our successors.

What is an apprentice and how does the apprenticeship program work?

An apprentice is a worker who learns a skilled trade through planned,
supervised on-the-job training and related classroom instruction. An apprentice is a regular part of the work force and earns wages while acquiring important skills.

Apprenticeship in the Piping Industry is the entry level to an exciting and rewarding career. You will make a commitment to a 5-year program of training that would provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in the 21st century.

You would be employed by a signatory contractor during the day and attend school in the evenings, usually two nights per week.

Journeyman Training Survey

You would be earning a living with regular pay increases as skills increase while training for a career.You would also be earning college credits towards a degree program at Owens Community College. Upon completion, you would receive a journeyman certificate.


1. Serve as a probationary apprentice for a period of 1 year (1700 hours of on-the-job training)
2. Serve a 5 year apprenticeship including the probationary period (8500 hours of on-the-job training);
3. Report for work on a regular basis;
4. Provide for your transportation to and from the job site;
5. Work under the direction of a Journey Worker on the job site and perform job duties satisfactorily;
6. Attend related training classes regularly and maintain an acceptable average in those classes;
7. Purchase text material for use in related training classes as required;
    Abide by all rules and regulations of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.