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Apprenticeship Training

Check out our first week of Summer Camp!

Training for highly-skilled Union craftspeople begins with apprenticeship programs that combine classroom and on-the-job training. Apprenticeship programs span 4 - 6 years and 85% of the trades require an admissions test. Plus, customized training for specific industries and processes keep Union tradespeople up to speed on new developments and procedures in their industry.


UPCC members spend over half a million dollars annually on training for all trades plus additional funding for:

  • Confined Space training
  • Mandatory & Voluntary Drug Testing
  • Bureau of Apprenticeship Training & Recognized Apprenticeship Programs
  • Ongoing Journeymen Upgrade Classes
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Instruction
  • Welding Certifications
  • HAZMAT (sub part R training)

Upper Peninsula Professional Trades Career Day 2022

Upper Peninsula Professional Trades Career Days is a chance to work with hands-on demonstrations and learn how you can enter the construction industry where you will earn sustainable wages in long-term employment opportunities

This annual, free event is sponsored by the Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency, the Upper Peninsula Construction Council, the UPward Talent Council -- Michigan Works!, and the State of Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency.

Learn more about our 2019 event here.

Training Centers

Boilermakers Local 169

10154 Highway M-35

Gladstone, MI 49837

Phone: 906-428-2800

Email: jimc@boilermakerslocal169.com

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Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 2 - Michigan

119 South Front Street

Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: 906-250-6971

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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 906

205 East Flesheim

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Phone: 906-779-1505

Fax: 906-779-9966

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Ironworkers Local 8

119 South Front Street

Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: 906-228-6450

Fax: 906-228-3699

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IUPAT 7 Gladstone Training Center

707 Clark Dr

Gladstone, MI 49837

Phone: 262-662-1827

Email: travis@iupatdc7.com

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Laborers Local 1329

1800 North Stephenson Avenue

Iron Mountain, MI 49801

Phone: 906-774-6070

Fax: 906-774-1199

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Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters/Millwrights Local 1510

370 U.S. Hwy. 41 East

Negaunee, MI 49866

Phone: 906-228-2913

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United Association of Plumbers/Pipefitters and HVAC Techs Local #111

2601 North 30th Street

Escanaba, MI 49829

Phone: 906-789-9784

Fax: 906-789-9799

Email: jantoncew@ua111.com

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Sheet Metal Workers Local 7 Zone 5

304 Avenue A

Gwinn MI 49841

Phone: 906-372-9288

Fax: 906-372-9058

Email: zone5instructor@gmail.com

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