Training For The Future

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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

2016 UA Massachusetts Apprentice Contest
Tue, May 3, 2016

LU537 recently hosted the 2016 UA Apprentice Competition at our Training Center. Proudly, 5th Year Apprentices from 537won all three categories & now move onto the District 1 Regional Competition in June.

Class of 2016 Apprentice Graduation (Click Here for Photos)
Tue, May 3, 2016

Congratulations to the Apprentice Class of 2016 who have successfully completed their 5 year apprenticeship and joined in Celebration with the Membership, Family and Friends gathered on April 22nd 2016.  The Graduation Ceremony was held at Lantana in Randolph where the Officers and Trustees handed out Diploma's and words of advice to the group of 61 apprentices who will officially become Journeymen in September.

Training Center Events

Members; Please View 'Membership Only' Training Events Page for the Latest MemberTraining Events
Fri, Jan 1, to Tue, Jan 31, 2017

Wentworth Institute of Technology - Certificate & Degree Programs (click here for all info)
Fri, Jan 1, to Tue, Jan 31, 2017

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.