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Apprenticeship Training Program

Area III Plumbers, JATC

The Area III Plumbers, JATC is an Oregon State registered Apprenticeship Training Program serving Lane and Douglas Counties. This is a four-year program providing on-the-job training as well as related classroom training. Completion of this program leads to a plumber journey worker license. 

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are you interested in a career working with your hands?

 Do you want to get paid for on–the–job training?  Plumbers are in high demand and apprenticeship programs are a great way to earn while you learn.  We offer a four-year training program with job training as well as related classroom training.  Apprentices earn a state journey worker license after completing the program and passing the state exam.  Our credit classes are through Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, and can be used toward an Associate’s Degree in Construction Trades General Apprenticeship.   

The Area III Plumbers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) was established in 1975 under the guidance of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.  Oregon Labor and Industries continues to oversee all registered apprenticeship programs in the state.  Apprentice wages begin at 45% of the average journeyperson wage with increases every 6 months as apprentices are advanced to the next level.   

Area III Plumbers is an open shop (non-union) program and an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage women and minorities to apply.  Veterans who have GI Benefits may use them in this program. 

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An 8,000-hour apprenticeship program that leads to a journey worker license in plumbing.