Training Courses at UA Local 401

Training Courses

The United Association Local 401 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee is pleased to offer to the membership, the following training curriculum.

The Fall courses are scheduled to begin in September with Winter courses will starting in January. You will be advised of individual start dates as they become available. Notification of additional programs will be sent through Local 401's newsletters and at Union meetings.

The J.A.T.C. is proud of the variety of classes that we offer to the membership and will continue to keep pace with the new technology available to our industry. With your continued commitment to training, Local 401 members will stay the best-trained workforce, in our industry and help set the U.A.'s high standards for the future.

UA Trades Training

The United Association prides itself by training the best and most qualified pipe tradespersons for longer than anyone else in the industry. As such, we the members of the UA are proudly backed and continue to foster premier training programs that include 5 Level apprenticeship programs, extensive Journeyperson training, organized instructor and certification programs.

Our training instructors are trained by governing bodies in industry such as the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association, American Society of Sanitary Engineering, Technical Standards and Safety Authority, Workers Health and Safety Centre and the United Association Instructor Training Program.

Apprentice Training

Local 401’s Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee holds our apprentices to the highest level of standards in the industry. Extensive training is MANDATORY throughout the 5 levels of their apprenticeships as well as the 3 levels of Trade school that is required by the Ministry. Financial incentives are also provided to members upon completing trade school at local colleges. Once accepted into Local 401’s Training program, an apprentices is enrolled into a safety program that provides invaluable safety courses that prepares that individual to enter the workforce with the confidence and knowledge to be successful in the trades. Courses offered to our apprentices include but are not limited to: GHS-WHMIS, Working at Heights, Asbestos work practices, Mould Awareness, Confined Space, Lock Out, Ontario Health & Safety Law, Apprentice Pre-Trade School, union Heritage, Blueprint Reading, Safety & Rigging and Basic Welding.

Safety Training

We offer state of the art training facilities with the latest equipment in order to give our members access to the most advanced tooling in the industry.

Advanced training allows Local 401 members to upgrade their skills and keep up with technological changes.

Local 401 members will stay the best-trained workforce in our industry and help set the UA’s high standards for the future. Journeypersons at Local 401 have the opportunity to attend the following course at no cost to them: Rough Terrain Forklift, NAUSC Rigging, Working at Heights, GHS-WHMIS, Basic Certification in Health & Safety Level 1&2, Backflow Prevention, Advanced Welding, Job Steward and Foreman.