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Is Our Plumbing License Prep Course For You?

Posted on: August 19, 2015

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook in plumbing is expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate through 2022. Plumbers typically learn through apprenticeship programs, which often allows beginners to obtain on-the-job training while also earning a wage. Upon completion of an apprenticeship program, a prospective plumber should be able to successfully…

The Value of an Apprenticeship Program

Posted on: June 23, 2015

Enrolling in an apprenticeship program is an excellent way to build skills and increase your earning potential. Programs offer hands-on as well as classroom training to reinforce the learning experience. It is an ideal opportunity to gain valuable job and trade skills. Apprenticeship programs provide many benefits that can serve you well into your career:…

Plumbing Apprenticeships : How to Begin and What You’ll Learn

Posted on: May 29, 2015

If you want to become a plumber in Illinois, apprenticeship training is essential. You can start this training as early as age 16, and there is no upper age limit. If you like working with your hands, enjoy solving problems and do not mind working in confined spaces, a career as a plumber may be…

How to Prepare for the State Test

Posted on: March 15, 2015

Although the work can be demanding, plumbers are respected tradespeople who play a key role in modern civilization. Becoming a plumber requires you to first become part of an apprenticeship program, and in Illinois, you must pass the state plumber’s test. Overview of the Illinois Plumbing Test To become a plumber in Illinois, you must…

4 Trends That Are Impacting the Plumbing Industry

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Although plumbing services are often viewed as necessary for construction and emergency repairs, there are many additional instances in which a professional can be of assistance to a Rockford, IL homeowner. In fact, any major work in a home that involves adjusting plumbing fixtures or updating the intake or outlet of water can be an…

Career Focus: A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Plumber

Posted on: January 29, 2015

If you live in the Chicagoland area and are interested in becoming a plumber, you’ll be happy to know that as of May 2013 (the latest figures available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics), Illinois was among the top five states in the nation in the annual mean wage of plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters. Add…

Three Signs a Career in Plumbing Is Right for You

Posted on: December 12, 2014

Plumbers do more than unclog drains and fix toilet flushes. They must have a solid background in mathematics, be good with their hands, be good at problem solving and have the ability to work with many types of people and in different working environments. If you are considering a career in plumbing but are not…

Why the Skilled Trades Shortage Means More Opportunities for You

Posted on: November 10, 2014

According to a recent study by Manpower, a workforce services firm, finding qualified candidates to fill skilled trades jobs tops the list of the hardest jobs to fill in the U.S. for the third year in a row. Skilled trades include plumbers, electricians, mechanics, welders, computer technicians and appliance repair technicians. Statistics show that the…

Four Reasons You’ll Never Get Bored Working as a Plumber

Posted on: October 15, 2014

Do you enjoy working at a variety of worksites on jobs that range from designing and installing new systems to evaluating problems and finding solution for repairs in residences, manufacturing sites and businesses? Do you like working with homeowners and business people or professionals like engineers and architects? Are you good at math? Are you…

What to Know About Getting (and Keeping) an Illinois Plumbing License

Posted on: September 3, 2014

Illinois law requires licensing for apprentices and those who meet professional plumbing qualifications to practice plumbing in the state. There are several requirements for licensing in Illinois. How to Get a Plumbing License The Illinois Department of Public Health issues plumbing licenses for apprentices and plumbers. An apprentice must be sponsored by a licensed professional…

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