Careers In Our Trades
PMC/SMACCA, together with Local 601 & Local 18, have launched a new marketing initiative aimed at promoting careers in our industry to students, parents, and educators.
Our new site, www.choosebigger.com, is a resource for young people and their trusted adults to help them navigate and research future career opportunities.
The website includes short videos, sample test questions, job descriptions, and much more.
We urge you to share this link with your schools and teachers! We all know, word of mouth is the best promotion, so let's promote our industry within our own networks.
Becoming an apprentice is the first step in establishing a career in the trades. Below are links to Milwaukee-area resources to help you get started.
Plumbers Union Local 75 Apprenticeship
Becoming a Plumbing Apprentice (video)
United Association Local 601 Training
Local 601 MillerCoors Brewery Tour
Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Local 18 Apprenticeship
Wisconsin Pipe Trades State Apprenticeship Contest is hosted each year where apprentices compete and demonstrate their skills in on-the-job situations.
An informational video on the Wisconsin Pipe Trades Training Centers, including offerings and counties served, can be found here.
Building Advantage has more information on getting started in such other trades as: cement masonry, plastering, bricklaying and more!
Steamfitter-What Is It and How Do I Become One?
Sheetmetal Worker-What Is It and How Do I Become One?
Sheet Metal Trailer
A Day in the Life of Sheet Metal Worker
Discover, Commit, Contribute
It's Not Just a Job, It's a Career
Plumber-What Is It and How Do I Become One?