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Boilermakers Local 40 Apprenticeship Training Program



Training Requirements 

Boilermakers Local 40 Apprenticeship training program is governed by Boilermakers Southeast Area Joint Apprenticeship Program (SAJAC). The program is designed to be a four (4) year training program. During the four (4) years, each apprentice will be required to complete:  576 hours of classroom training, 6,000 hours of work for a contractor signatory to SAJAC, mandatory annual drug tests, random drug testing, 21 on the job training modules, 48 related studies home lessons, and monthly job reports. Each newly indentured apprentice must go through a  a tryout or probationary period of 1,500hours of reasonably continuous employment. Full credit for time spent in the probationary period will be granted toward the completion of the program.

Application Process

Apply online: Applicants wishing to apply for our Apprenticeship Training Program can pick up an application at our Elizabethtown office in person during regular business hours (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).  Applicants living 50 miles or more from our Elizabethtown office may call during regular business hours and request an application be mailed to their home residence. The application will contain: guidelines for filling out the application, a list of required documentation, and a self addressed envelope for mailing the application directly to SAJAC.  

After your application has been received by SAJAC it will be processed on a monthly basis received by the 15th by groupings.  

1) Group 1 Applicants - possess Contractor certifications in GTAW or SMAW Tube or Pipe welding process (must be accompanied by certification papers ).

2) Group 2 Applicants - possess Contractor certifications in SMAW OR GMAW Plate welding process (must be accompanied by certification papers ).

3) Group 3 Applicants - possess vocational welding certification or general field construction trade experience (must be accompanied by appropriate paper work).

4) Group 4 Applicants - No experience in welding or field construction.

At the end of each calendar month a random drawing adds each applicant who has applied in that  month period to the bottom of the existing group lists.  You will then be notified by mail as to your placement on the group list. 

(For example:  You turn in your application as a Group 1 tube welder in February.  The application is approved and your documentation verified.  At the end of the calendar month you are randomly drawn as the first Group 1 applicant.  There are already 5 applicants on Group 1 from previous months, you would become number 6 on Group 1.)

Any questions concerning enrollment in our apprenticeship program must be submitted by calling (270)769-3022 during regular business hours. Email communications will not be accepted! 

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