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
Timothy T. Gilligan, Training Coordinator
Please refer to the "apprenticeship section" of this website for additional information regarding our application process.