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Skills Requested:
If you are interested in attending any classes such as CWI, Stewards, OSHA 10/30, Signalperson, Industrial Rigging, Med Gas, Iowa Backflow, Valve Repair, Orbital Welding, Automatic/Dimetric Welding, please contact the Training Center so we can hold additional classes in the near future.

Please contact the Training Center at 309-788-4159 ext. (3) if you would like to attend any of the above classes or for more details.


Open Welding:  We have open welding M-F from 7:30am-4:30pm. We will also have open welding on Tuesday nights from 6pm-9:30pm dependent on enough membership participation. (Kealey/Carpenter)

UA Weld Test:  We will be holding UA Weld tests as needed at scheduled times at the Training Center until further notice. Late arrivals will not be allowed to test. Please note that it takes approximately 3 weeks to get X-ray results back from LU 597, so plan accordingly. Also note that PE Fusion certifications can be done on any UA Weld test date. The PE 1 cert is for ½” to 2” and the PE 2 cert is for 4” to 8”. Please let us know in advance if you would like to test for either of these certifications. Contact Dave Kealey at or call 309-788-4159 ext. (4).

Note regarding Weld Continuities: Turn in your completed weld continuity papers to the Training Center. Our fax number is 309-788-5623.

Note regarding Med Gas: Check your card for your expiration date! Turn in your completed braze continuity papers to the Training Center with cash, credit card, or a check for $30, payable to LU 25 JATC. We will file the paperwork online for you. Continuity papers must be on contractor letterhead as per the NITC.

TWIC Cards: The Transportation Worker Identification Credential is a common identification credential for all personnel requiring unescorted access to secure areas of T.S.A. regulated facilities, monitored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If you have already applied and received a TWIC card, please contact the Union office so we can add it to your certifications. For information on enrollment applications for the TWIC card, please contact the Union office.

As of February 1, 2019 we began accepting apprentice applications for the 2020 selection process. The deadline for the 2020 application process will be January 31, 2020.

The Plumbers and Pipefitters JATC of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. The Plumbers and Pipefitters JATC of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.