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

EMILY’S STORIES


"Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I've ever had," says Reuben. "He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information."

Reuben Alcantar is a student in the Commercial/Residential HVAC & Refrigeration program. Rueben will complete his certificate this month and is already filing the paperwork to start his own HVAC business!

He decided to attend Emily Griffith after he was laid off from his job as a welder for Northwest Pipe Company when the company decided to close its Denver facility. He was eligible for a Trade Adjustment Assistance grant and after helping his neighbor with some HVAC work, decided he wanted to make it his new career. 

He chose Emily Griffith because we understood his specific needs, particularly regarding childcare for his 7-year-old daughter. He also appreciates the hands-on experience that he’s received. “Mr. G is excellent. One of the most patient teachers I’ve ever had,” says Reuben. “He will sit and explain things to you; he knows how to translate the information.”

Vince Guerrie, HVAC instructor, says of Rueben, “He’s a natural leader. He always steps up to help. He’s going to be very successful.” 

Rueben is looking forward to starting his own business and being his own boss. He hopes to be able to spend more time with his family but he says he will miss coming to Emily Griffith every day. 

Congratulations Reuben! 

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