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Apprenticeship Training

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.

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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 2019

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: 906-226-3015

Fax: 906-266-5252

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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

1221 Division Street

Marquette, MI 49855

Phone: 906-228-2913

Fax: 906-225-1787

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Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters/Millwrights Local 1510-Escanaba Office

1219 First Avenue South

Escanaba, MI 49829

Phone: 906-789-1670

Fax: 906-789-1692

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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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