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:
a unique learning environment with varying instructional objectives and
activities and resources that foster a positive and comprehensive training
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
years of age.
School education or equivalent.
Recommended High School
Algebra, geometry, mechanical
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.
||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
|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.
Insulators Local 14 J.A.C.
2014 Hornig Rd.
Philadelphia, Pa., 19116
Telephone (215) 289-4303
Fax (267) 388-7487