Future Applicants

The Minneapolis Plumbers JJATC will be taking applications for both the Minneapolis and St Cloud apprenticeship programs January 4-29, 2021, 8:00am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday, at the Plumbing Technology Center located on the NE corner of the Dunwoody College of Technology campus. Applications must be filled out in person. Please bring a copy of your high school diploma, transcripts, or GED.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I come in and apply any time during the year?
No, we take applications once a year. The dates are listed above.

Q: Can I get an application mailed to me?
No, you must sign in and fill out the application in person.

Q: What if I can’t find my high school diploma or GED?
You can usually contact your school and obtain a copy of your transcripts.

Q: Is there a test?
Yes. You will take a basic math and verbal skills test, as well as a mechanical aptitude test.

Q: When can I these tests?
You can take them the same day that you complete your application, or if you don’t have time that day (you will need about an hour), you can come back on another day during the application period in January, or by appointment Feb 1-5, 2021.

Q: Can I retest if I don’t do well?
You can only take the test once during the application period. 

Q: Is there a sample test I can practice with?
No, this is a basic skills test. However you may want to review basic algebra skills such as fractions.

Q: What’s next after tests are completed?
You will receive a letter in the mail indicating the date and time of your interview. Letters will typically be sent out by mid-February. Interviews will be late-February/early March.

Q: I see you have schools in two locations. Can I apply at both? What if one location is more convenient for me?
We take applications for both programs at the Plumbing Technology Building located on the Dunwoody Campus in Minneapolis. You will also be interviewed there.  You can apply and interview for only one of the program locations.  You will be ranked according to your scores for that location, and if placed out to work, you would attend school at that location.

Q: What are the related training classes?
The classes are held in the evening starting in September and running through April each year. You typically have class two nights a week, starting at 5:00 pm and lasting 3.5 to 4 hours each night.

Q: What are the qualifications to apply for the plumbers’ apprenticeship program?
You need to be 17 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Q: What if I am a high school senior and haven’t graduated yet or I’m not 18?
You would need to provide us with your diploma or GED by June 15. According to Minnesota law no one under the age of 18 can work in the construction industry.


This is not an announcement of employment openings nor one of apprenticeship vacancies. EOE – Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Minneapolis Plumbers
Apprenticeship Program

Phone (612) 374-5262
Fax (612) 374-1100
Toll Free 1-800-223-0656

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