Training Center

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:

Our Instructors and Staff

Our Training Facilities

UA University