Local 81 is dedicated to providing the most highly trained, knowledgeable and productive craftsperson's to the construction and heating and cooling industry.
We maintain training centers in Syracuse, Ithaca, and Gouverneur where apprentice classes and journeyman upgrading programs are conducted.
The union maintains New York State Dept. of Labor registered apprenticeships in both Plumber/Steamfitter/Pipefitter and Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Mechanic categories.
Apprenticeships are five years in duration, which includes two nights of schooling each week in addition to a regular 40 hour work week "on the job".
Journeyman upgrading classes in a variety of different areas are offered, including welding, medical gas installation, safety and HVAC service.
Explore the links below to introduce yourself to our training department:
Piping Professional Looking to Join Local 81?
If you have work experience in the piping industry we have opportunities for you! We're looking for Steamfitters, Pipefitters, Plumbers, Welders, and HVAC Service Technicians.
Looking for an Apprenticeship?
The piping industry in Central New York is set to welcome one of the largest projects in the world. This opportunity is going to create high paying careers in the piping industry for decades to come. Never has there been a better time to become an apprentice with Local 81. We also offer skills bootcamp training as an opportunity to learn more about the job.