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Mission Statement:
The Local 14 Training Centerís primary mission is to develop the most skilled, responsible and responsive insulators in the United States.  We are dedicated to building professionals who have the expertise, character and sense of teamwork to bring value to the clients they serve, the union they represent and the contractors who employ them.  We accomplish this mission by:
Facilitating a unique learning environment with varying instructional objectives and technologies.
Providing activities and resources that foster a positive and comprehensive training environment.
Providing career advancement through a combination of classroom instruction as well as shop and field experiences. 

The purpose of this program is to provide proper and uniform training for persons who desire to become skilled journeymen through an orderly method of improving the mechanical skill and technical knowledge of apprentices in this industry. 

The program that we offer is a 5 year apprenticeship. Each training year is divided into two 6 month semesters. New semesters begin each March and September. Apprentices attend 10 training classes per semester; one day (8 hours) every two weeks and 900 hours of On-the-Job training. All apprentices must meet training class attendance requirements and achieve passing grades to be promoted to the next training period.

Our trade consists of insulating heating and air conditioning systems, domestic water and plumbing pipes in commercial buildings, power plants, and sometimes residential developments.  The materials we use consist of fiberglass, calcium silicate, foamed rubber products, insulating foams and loose fill products. We are also in the asbestos abatement industry.  We are trained and certified in asbestos removal and fitted with proper safety equipment. 

Our union offers health and welfare benefits which include hospitalization coverage, physician's care, and life insurance benefits.  We also have a dental plan, vision care, and a pension plan. We feel that our plans are as good or better than any plans in our area.

Terms of Apprenticeship:
5 years. 160 hours of related classroom instruction each year. Indentured to the Joint Apprenticeship Committee. 

General Qualifications:
18 years of age.

High School education or equivalent.

Good physical condition

Recommended High School Courses:
Algebra, geometry, mechanical drawing.

Admission Requirements of the J.A.C.: 
The selection procedure is competitive in nature, with the highest scoring persons being offered apprenticeships. First, applicants must qualify on a third party aptitude test. Those that qualify on the aptitude test will then be scheduled for an interview. If you are offered a position in the next apprenticeship class, we will arrange for a physical examination, X-ray of your lungs and drug screening.  You will be responsible for the cost of the physical exam and X-ray.  Should you fail to successfully pass these examinations, your apprenticeship offer will be rescinded.
To begin your application, you must first pick up a package; in person, complete the application and affix a color passport size photograph to the top of the application.  The following documents are required to be returned to us with your application:

1.   Original Birth Certificate

2.   Original High School Diploma or GED with accompanying grades

3.   Official High School Transcripts (Included in the application packet is a letter to the principal of your high school requesting a copy of your transcript.  If the school will not give you an official copy, have them mail a copy to the apprenticeship office). 

* If you are submitting a GED with accompanying scores, you must also submit your high school transcripts.

* If you are including a college/trade school diploma and/or transcript, you must also submit your high school transcripts.

4. Two Letters of Reference (No immediate relatives or members of Local #14)

Also, please supply these documents if applicable:
1. Proof of Trade Experience

2. Military Service Discharge Form DD-214

Apprenticeship Applications Hours
Hours for Apprenticeship Applications Effective November 20th 2017:

Application hours for the Apprenticeship Class scheduled to begin in September, 2018

Applications will be available Monday and Wednesday's from 8:00AM until 3:30PM

In addition to every Monday & Wednesday, applications will also be available on the following dates & times:

April 16, 2018
April 17, 2018
April 18, 2018
April 19, 2018
April 20, 2018
April 21, 2018
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 4:30PM
8:00AM - 2:00PM
8:00AM - 12:00PM

Completed applications may be returned Monday thru Thursday from 8:00AM to 3:30PM.

Applications for the September 2018 class will close on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.

Anyone with additional questions should call the Apprenticeship School at: (215) 533-0395 ext. 5.

2017 Catalog of Courses

2017 Student Handbook Rev09

2017 Program Syllabus

Competency Guide

Contact Us
John Stahl

Insulators Local 14 J.A.C. 
2014 Hornig Rd. 
Philadelphia, Pa., 19116
Telephone (215) 289-4303 ext. 5
Fax (267) 388-7487


International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local #14
2014 Hornig Rd. Philadelphia, Pa., 19116 Telephone (215) 289-4303, Fax (215) 289-8655