TP Mechanical will be taking applications April 22 through May 3 for the 2019 Apprenticeship Class. Positions will be open at each of the four offices and include:
- Plumbers—Kentucky office
- Plumbers and sheet metal—Cincinnati office
- Plumbers, sheet metal, and sprinkler fitters—Columbus and Dayton offices
What is the Apprenticeship Program?
The Apprenticeship Program is an important feeder for TP’s workforce. An Accredited Apprenticeship Program through Columbus State, it consists of a minimum of 8,000 on-the-job training hours and 576 hours of classroom learning over the course of four years. The best leaders and the best results come from the program – a direct result of TP’s investment in its employees and the future. The Apprenticeship Program is the key to recruiting and filling the field jobs; it enables TP Mechanical to educate their own employees and guarantees the highest quality employees.
The Apprenticeship Program is also an important part of TP’s history. In place since the 1980s, the Apprenticeship Program is where many of TP’s leaders got their start. This includes President and CEO Bill Riddle, who joined TP Mechanical 34 years ago as the company’s 38th apprentice.
Mike Kelley, who completed the program in 1987 and now holds several master licenses, says the program instilled a major passion in him to give back and teach others. “This is a very worthwhile program to go through,” he says. His wife, Teresa, joined TP Mechanical in 1999 and is now the Apprenticeship Coordinator. “Not only did the Apprenticeship Program give my husband an avenue to provide for our family, most importantly, TP Mechanical provided him with that opportunity to learn and grow in a skilled trade,” she says. “We both are very thankful for that and hope we can pass along what our family gained from this program to the next generation.”
You can be part of the next generation of TP Mechanical Apprentices.
No qualifications are needed to join the Apprenticeship Program. We’ll teach you valuable, hands-on skills and you earn a paycheck as you learn.
The four-year program is held in sessions, one night a week, from August through May, at our Kentucky, Cincinnati and Columbus locations. Class sizes are small and made up of approximately five to eight apprentices. Classes are taught by TP employees, including superintendents and project managers—many who came up through the apprenticeship program themselves.
You learn all the technical code required for your particular skill, as well as other important topics for acquiring your licenses, such as:
- Refrigeration (basic knowledge of systems)
- Steam systems
In just four years, you can have your journeyman’s license in HVAC, plumbing and sprinklers and be on your way to a fulfilling career.
To learn more about the program, contact Teresa Kelley at 513-372-6210 or apply online by visiting https://www.tpmechanical.com/apprenticeship-program-detail/