Training For The Future

No other organization serves the training needs of the piping industry like the United Association.  For over a century, the UA has been training the most highly-qualified workers in the United States and Canada.

Over the past several decades, the United Association's training programs have produced a stable, skilled workforce responsible for building and maintaining piping systems in the various industrial and residential facilities that make up the North American landscape.

No one can match the commitment or investment. The UA spends over $100 million annually on training programs efforts involving approximately 100,000 journeymen and apprentices in over 400 local training facilities at any given time.

If the United Association wanted to select an area which reflects this commitment to the training and excellence produced, it could well look to Massachusetts. Thanks to an agreement the New England Mechanical Contractors Association, Pipefitters Local 537 runs our program during the evenings and on weekends in our state of the art training facility.

In addition to our five-year apprenticeship programs, Pipefitters Local 537 offers continuing education opportunity that includes journeymen training and certification, as well as an associate’s degree program.

Our Training Center is located in Dorchester and the address is as follows:

Thomas F. Kelly Training Center
40 Enterprise Street
Dorchester, MA 02125

TEL. 617-825-3777     FAX 617-825-1458

Timothy T. Gilligan, Training Coordinator

Please refer to the "apprenticeship section" of this website for additional information regarding our application process.


Training Center News

Apprentice Applicants Needing To Submit Medical Certificate
Posted Thu, Mar 12, 2015

If you applied for our Apprentice Program and still need to submit a Medical Certificate, please fax to the Training Center at 617-825-1458. 

UA Massachusetts Apprentice State Champions 2014
Posted Fri, Jun 6, 2014

Training Center Events

Wentworth Institute of Technology - Certificate & Degree Programs (click here for all info)
Wed, Feb 25, to Thu, Dec 31, 2015

Advance your 537 career with a degree from Wentworth! Visit Wentworth ONLINE
Business Manager Leo Fahey is proud to announce that Local 537 and WIT have created a new degree and certificate program thru a joint partnership.  Certificate programs include AutoCAD, BIM and Facilities Management. Earn an Associates degree in Architecture Technology or a Bachelor's in Project Management or Building Construction Management by going to WIT every other Saturday.  537 Scholarship Funds are available.