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Apprenticeship Length


State Skilled Wage Rate Range

$37.05 to $41.34

Per Hour, Plus Benefits*


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

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plumbing application requirements

Completion of the Online Apprenticeship Application and include the following: 

  • High school verification:
    • Transcripts with graduation date listed, or
    • Copy of high school diploma, or
    • GED/HSED certificate, or
    • Graduating senior: current transcript with verification from your school that you are on track for graduation, or
    • Homeschool PI – 1206 form verification for each year completed
  • Copy of driver’s license or have another transportation plan to get to work and school
  • Test results
    • Next Generation Accuplacer Reading: 239
    • Next Generation Accuplacer Arithmetic: 237
    • Next Generation Accuplacer QAS: 216
    • ACT Reading: 16
    • ACT Math: 15

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.