Apprenticeship Program

Boilermakers have helped to power, build and transport the U.S. and Canada for over 100 years. As we look toward the future, the union is always seeking skilled and dedicated men and women to learn the Boilermaker craft through our apprenticeship training.

We instruct new Boilermakers through our comprehensive apprenticeship program. The union takes great pride in its extensive training for apprentices as well as continuing training for qualified journeymen. Skills apprentices learn include:

If you’re an educator or school counselor looking for resources to educate students about the Boilermakers apprenticeship program, learn more at Generation (U)nion.

  • Welding

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Rigging

  • Layout and Fabrication

  • Tube Rolling

  • Cutting

  • Knot Tying

  • Hand Signals

  • Reeving and Equipment Use

The union’s four-year apprenticeship program is “earn while you learn” training. Those who qualify for the training are quickly on their way to a satisfying career earning top wages in the building trades.

Boilermakers National Apprenticeship Program

If you’re living in the U.S., find out more at our US Apprenticeship Program website.

Canadian Apprenticeship Program

If you’re from Canada, find out more at our Canadian Apprenticeship Program website.