Making money, building a future


Not every student is college-bound.

Skilled tradesmen and women are in high demand in today’s economy, and all indicators point to growth in the mechanical trades.

Help your students make decisions about their future by letting them know about their options, including Apprenticeship programs. There are 410,000 jobs currently available, and the number is projected to increase to 474,100 by 2025.

The UA Local 486 Plumbers & Steamfitters Apprenticeship offers students these opportunities:

  • Earn money while they learn a trade
  • $52.3K+ now in wages and benefits, while you’re in school, with FREE Tuition
  • Up to 133K + in 5 years at graduation with your Journeyman certification
  • Earn 10 certifications and 45 college credits for FREE
  • Work in places like stadiums, hotels, power plants, hospitals and office buildings
  • Use their mathematics skills
  • Get their career started

If you know students who would benefit from these opportunities, send them to and let them know they can make start their career while making money and building a future. Their career is in the making!

The Department of Labor registered Apprenticeship Program is offered by Local Union 486, which is affiliated with the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada and the Mechanical Contractors Association of Maryland, Inc.

Applicant Deadlines

Baltimore, MD

1201 66th Street, Baltimore, MD 21237

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year are open.

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Hagerstown, MD

1301 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year are open.

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Seaford, DE

26705 Sussex Highway, Seaford, DE 19973

Applications for the 2024/2025 school year are open.

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There is a non-refundable processing fee of $25 due at the time of application to be paid by Credit Card. No official documents are needed to apply.