About Us

The Best Training, The Best Jobs

The Pipefitters LU 539 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee provides the best training available in the Pipefitting and HVAC/R Service Industry. We have state-of-the-art equipment and industry-certified instructors, and offer two apprenticeship training programs, Construction Pipefitting and HVAC/R Service Technician.

Our five-year program apprenticeship programs combine intensive technical classroom instruction at the school’s state-of-the-art facility with on-the-job training. Our apprentices gain the skills needed to enter a high-wage industry.

Learn more about why an apprenticeship with UA Local 539 will provide the high-quality training you need to ensure a high-paying career.

Earn While You Learn

Apprentices get paid while they train on the job and attend night classes. This can be a highly rewarding career path. Previous on-the-job experience or welding school may earn you credit towards your five-year apprenticeship.

Apprentices start at 40% of the Journeyman wage rate. The total wage package includes fringe benefits such as medical, dental and optical insurance plans, retirement plans and more.

The apprenticeship program is for a 5-year period and requires 8,750 on-the-job hours of work. Additionally, all apprentices attend 216 hours of related classroom instruction for each year while in the program.


Student Pays


The average cost of 4-year private college tuition in Minnesota.


Student Pays


The average cost of 4-year public college tuition in Minnesota.


Student EARNS


Average wages earned by an apprentice during 4 years of on-the-job training.

The Pipefitters Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee does not discriminate because of Race, Sex, Age, Creed, Color or National Origin.