Plumber Apprenticeship : Emily Griffith Technical College

Plumber Apprenticeship

Plumbing is an important industry and plumbers are an in-demand career. You can get started in the field as an apprentice and earn a living while you learn the skills. 

What is a Plumber? Plumbers specialize in installing and maintaining systems used for water, sewage and drainage. Plumbers install and repair pipes and plumbing fixtures. 

In an apprenticeship program like plumbing, you’ll gain experience through on-the-job training and coursework provided by apprenticeship partners. 

High-demand career: Plumbers are in high demand in the Denver metro area. 

Requirements: If you are interested in the Plumber apprenticeship, you must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GED and have a valid driver’s license. 

Want more information? Get the Apprenticeship Program Flyer

Where can you start your Plumber apprenticeship? 

Emily Griffith Technical College has partnered with a number of different unions and trade organizations to offer apprenticeship programs. 

If you are interested in the Plumber Apprenticeship, please reach out to one of the partners listed below to learn how to get started. 

DENVER METRO

Construction Industry Training council Colorado logoPlumbers Local Union 3 LogoHPE LogoRK Logo
656 Mariposa St
Denver, CO 80204
303-893-1500
303-739-9100720-274-0073303-355-9696

COLORADO SPRINGS

Local 58 Logo
719-473-9690

WESTERN SLOPE

IBEW Local 111 Logo
970-245-2012

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"It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally."

For Jay Wrathrall, coming back to school after 20 years was a daunting decision. “I was really anxious about going back to school at 40 years old.” But he decided to enroll in the GIS program after encouragement from friends and realizing that without additional education, he would continue to hit a wall in whatever industry he worked in. 

As a single parent to a 12-year-old son, he needed a program that could fit into his schedule and he didn’t have a lot of money to spend. It became clear very quickly that Emily Griffith was the right choice for him. “I get extra value for my money,” he says. 

Now Jay is almost finished with the program and says he has gained a lot of skills that will be useful in whatever career he decides to go into. “It helped me build my confidence; I know how to conduct myself professionally,” he says. “I feel like I’m in a pretty good place.” He gives a lot of the credit to his instructors, Jen Lillis and Donnie Kirk, who he says really made themselves available and gave him the support he needed to succeed!

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