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Apprenticeship Length


State Skilled Wage Rate Range

$31.94 to $38.51

Per Hour, Plus Benefits*


CVTC: Chippewa Falls
FVTC: Appleton
MATC: Madison
NTC: Wausau
NWTC: Green Bay
WCTC: Waukesha
WCTC:  Pewaukee
WTC: La Crosse

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plumbing application requirements

  • Apprenticeship application
  • Employer application (if sponsored)
  • Voluntary EEO Information Form
  • Voluntary Disability Disclosure Form
  • High school verification:
    • Transcripts with graduation date listed, or
    • Copy of high school diploma, or
    • GED/HSED certificate, or
    • Graduating senior: verification that you are on track to graduate, or
    • Homeschool PI – 1206 form verification for each year completed
  • Copy of driver’s license or letter verifying transportation means to get to work and school
  • Test results (Accuplacer or ACT)

What You will Do

Design, install and repair piping systems (including those connected to washers, bathtubs, sinks, toilets, and heating and cooling systems) that distribute water and remove waste from buildings; use critical thinking and math skills to interpret prints and troubleshoot in the service of various plumbing systems; use the Plumbing Code to ensure proper installation and safety.

*Apprentices earn minimum of 45% first year, 55% second year, 65% third year, 70% fourth year and 75% fifth year. Benefits, such has health care and retirement, are above and beyond this wage.


Your Career
The word "Blueprint"

Most people don’t realize apprenticeship is a career area with lots of opportunities. Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential for you to progress quickly in your career. After putting your skills into practice, you could become a master craftsperson and/or land a leadership role at your company, such as foreman, crew leader, jobsite superintendent or project manager. Some apprentices start their own businesses or go back to school for a two-year construction management degree at a technical college and then apply that to a four-year building construction management degree at a university. How far you want to go is all up to you.