Minuteman Community Education is starting Plumbing Tier I program this September, for registered apprentices who are looking to gain licensure as a plumber.
The class will follow the state curriculum and will prepare students to sit for the Massachusetts State Exam for the Journeyman Plumbing License. Classes will meet for the required 110 hours, plus about 20 hours of review. If youre an adult looking to change careers or start a career, consider plumbing.
Employment in the plumbing field is expected to grow 21 percent from 2012-2022, faster than the average for all occupations, a Minuteman news release says. Construction of buildings and the need for new septic systems are expected to drive demand for workers. Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters work in factories, homes, businesses and other places where there are pipes or septic systems. They have a higher rate of injuries and illnesses than the national average. Plumbers are often on call for emergencies, so evening and weekend work is common.
Students in the Plumbing Tier program must hold a current apprentice card. This class will meet Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., beginning Sept. 15. For more information and to register, go to www.MinutemanCE.orgor call 781-861-7150.
Minuteman Community Education is a part of Minuteman High School, an award-winning regional high school that gives its graduates a competitive edge in the new global economy by providing them with a high-quality career and technical education, coupled with a rigorous grounding in academics.
This announcement was publishedMonday, Aug. 17, 2015.