The application period for 2024 has ended. The next opportunity to apply will be Jan. 13-24, 2025, M-F 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM.
Plumber, Apprentice Plumbers Local 15 Joint Journeyman & Apprentice Training Committee will be accepting applications for an on the job Plumber Apprenticeship Training Program for the Minneapolis & St. Cloud areas. St Cloud apprentices work in that jurisdiction.
Requirements: Minimum 17 years old, high school diploma or GED, interested in career opportunity.
Applications will again be accepted January 13-24, 2025, M-F 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM. Applications for both the Minneapolis. & St Cloud programs will be in-person at the Plumbers Local 15 Training Center located at 8625 Monticello Lane N., Maple Grove MN 55369.
Please plan for about an hour and a half to apply and take the tests. Once you start the process you must complete it. Plan your time accordingly.
We require a copy of your high school diploma, high school transcript, or GED. You will be directed to the application/testing computer lab area where you will be provided with secure access to your email, so that you can receive the link to the application & testing. Part of the application requires that you upload your high school diploma, transcript, or GED. This is required, and your application will not be considered without it. You may also electronically submit any additional documents at this time (letters of recommendation, resume, etc.).
Face coverings are not currently required, but are always permitted. We reserve the right to require face coverings at any time if deemed appropriate. We encourage all students, employees, and visitors to follow CDC guidelines and recommendations for hand-washing, sanitizing work stations, and social distancing.
We are located at 8625 Monticello Ln N, Suite 2, Maple Grove MN 55369. Please enter at the north entrance, under the Training Center awning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I apply any time during the year?
No, we take applications once a year. The dates and times are listed above.
Q: Can I get an application mailed to me?
No, you must apply 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. This document is required.
Q: Is there a test?
Yes. There are three. You will take a basic skills test (grammar, math) a mechanical aptitude assessment and a risk assessment.
Q: When can I these tests?
You will take the tests when you apply. You will need about an hour to an hour and a half.
Q: Can I retest if I don’t do well?
No. 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, fractions, percentages etc.
Q: What’s next after tests are completed?
You will receive an email once you have successfully completed the application and tests. This email will not be sent before January 26th. Email updates will be sent to the email address you provided.
Q: I see you have a Minneapolis and a St. Cloud program. Can I apply at both?
You can only apply for one of the programs, and you will be committed to that program for the duration of your apprenticeship. St. Cloud apprentices will generally work in the St. Cloud area, but this is not guaranteed. All classes are at the new Training Center in Maple Grove.
Q: What are the related training classes?
The classes are held in the evening starting in September and run through April each year. You typically have class two nights a week, starting at 5:00pm 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 30, 2024. According to Minnesota law, no one under the age of 18 can work in construction or on building projects.
This is not an announcement of employment openings nor one of apprenticeship vacancies. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.