Mpls. and St. Cloud Construction Pipefitter Applications: Acceptance of applications for the Construction Pipefitter program is set for Monday, January 6, 2020 through Friday, January 17, 2020. Applications will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday at the Minneapolis Pipefitters JAC Training Center located at 6200 Lakeland Avenue North, Brooklyn Park. Applications will not be mailed, you must apply in person to obtain an application.

Applicants must have a U.S. High School Diploma or a GED obtained through a GED testing center recognized by the GED Testing Service to apply.  Applicants are to bring a copy of their U.S. High School Diploma/Transcript or GED to attach to their application.  Copies are NOT provided by the JAC.

Applicants must bring their own copies to leave with their application. No faxed, mailed or emailed items will be accepted. All applications and required attachments to the application must be received no later than 3:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020. If not received, application will be considered incomplete, and applicant will have to reapply the following year. 

Application Process

You must apply for the apprenticeship program during the two-week application period and meet all of the minimum qualifications (see below). NOTE: Photocopies are NOT provided by the JAC

  • No technical college courses are required to apply, but proper documentation such as copies of diplomas, course completion certificates, or transcripts for GED, High School, or Technical College must be attached for your educational background to be considered.  If the high school diploma or college transcripts are issued outside of the United States, they must be translated into English and evaluated by an accredited, independent credential evaluation service.  Only translated, validated copies of diplomas, certificates or transcripts will be accepted. 
  • Bring a photo copy of your High School Diploma. The diploma must be issued by a U.S. state, and we will also accept a state-issued GED. The GED must have been obtained through an approved GED Testing Center recognized by the GED Testing Service. Transcripts for both the high school diploma and GED are acceptable. If the high school diploma or college transcripts are issued outside of the United States, they must be translated into English and evaluated by an accredited, independent credential evaluation service.  Copies of diplomas, course completion certificates, or transcripts of course credits for GED, High School, or Technical College must be attached to the application. Only translated, validated copies of diplomas, certificates or transcripts will be accepted.  Proper documentation must be attached for applicant’s educational background to be considered.

All applicants that turn in a complete application with all attachments will be invited to an oral interview where the applicants will be ranked, the person with the most points will be at the top of the list, and as the jobs become available the names will be pulled from the list in descending order.

Frequently Asked Apprenticeship Questions

Q. What is a Journeyman?
A. A journeyman is a person who has completed an apprenticeship program and has met the required minimum qualifications and standards that pertain to their trade.

Q. Can I get an application for the apprenticeship program at any time?
No, we open application for two weeks out of each year and you can only fill out an application during that time period. See the apprentice applications for the specific dates.

Q. Can you mail an application to me?
No, you must pick up the application in person.

Q. What if I can’t find my High School Diploma?
You can usually obtain a copy of your high school transcripts from the school district office that you graduated from.

Q. When are the related training classes?
The classes are held in the evening starting in September and running through April each year. You typically have class two to three nights a week, they starting at 5:30 pm and run 3.5 to 4 hours each night.

Q. What are the qualifications:
For HVAC/R Service applicants
For Construction Pipefitters