TIP Sheet: Plumbers, Sheetmetal, EBMUD Programs

plumbersPlumbers Locals in San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties have announced the application periods for their 2017 apprenticeship programs.

Plumbers 342
Alameda and Contra Costa counties
February 6, 2017 through February 10, 2017, 8 am to Noon
UA Local 342 Training Center, 935 Detroit Avenue, Concord, CA 94518

After applying, you will be scheduled to take the mechanical aptitude and math tests. The minimum passing score on the tests is 70% to qualify you for an interview. You are not required to find an employer to sponsor you for plumbing, pipefitting, and welding. You are required to find a sponsor for the HVAC apprenticeship program. Check the Plumbers 342 flyer for more information.

Plumbers 467
San Mateo County
Monday, March 20, 2017 through Thursday, April 6, 2017 (weekdays only), 2 to 4 pm only
1519 Rollins Road, 2nd Floor, Burlingame, California

Please note: only the first 150 applications will be accepted. Bring your TIP Certificate to bypass the math test. For more information about the application process, check out the Plumbers 467 flyer.


Sheetmetal 104 is now offering TIP Graduates direct entry for every 1 in 10 regular indentures! This means once you apply and pass the basic math test, you will be placed in a special ranking order that will increase your chances of apprenticeship.

Applications are accepted on the first and third Tuesday of each month — December 20th, January 3rd and 17th, 2017 — from 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. Testing and applications must be completed in person at 1939 Market Street, San Francisco.

Minimum Qualifications, at the time of application:

  • 18 years of age or older or 17 with a parent or legal guardians signature
  • Photo identification, such as a valid driver’s license, passport, or state issued photo I.D.
  • High School Diploma, transcript, G.E.D. or High School Proficiency test in English translation
  • Physically able to perform the work of the trade

Bring your TIP Certification to be placed on the Direct Entry list. Remember, you must get at least 80% on the math test to pass. For more information, check out the Sheetmetal 104 flyer.


The East Bay Municipal Utility District is hiring an Electrical Technician to maintain, repair, and install electrical and electronic circuits, motors, controls and equipment used in large water distribution systems and wastewater treatment facilities. The minimum requirements are completing journey electrician status, or having similar work experience. Salary range is $7,393 to $8,559 a month.

Read the job description, or apply for the EBMUD position.

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