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


“I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S.”
— Adnan

In Syria, Adnan studied pharmacology in college and worked as a Pharmaceutical Representative and in medical sales for 7 years. When he first arrived here in Denver, he heard about Emily Griffith and started taking English classes. “One of the challenges I faced upon arriving was getting familiar with new words, new language, new environment, new expectations,” explains Adnan. “I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S. It was really expensive in Colorado and a challenge to get a job. I got a job as a driver, but it wasn’t in my field and I didn’t make enough to pay my expenses.”

He says that Tiffany Jaramillo helped him in the CAREERS program and once his English was good enough he worked on getting into the Pharmacy Tech program. “I needed to get my high school diploma from my country, but this was too hard because my country was in the war. I had to get the documents I had translated and then work with the Health Science department to get approved with what I had,” explains Adnan.

The Pharmacy Tech classes have had their own challenges for Adnan. “I had to learn a new vocabulary and medical words. My primary language is Arabic and most of the people in my class speak English,” he says. “Mr. Joe has helped me if I need specific or more help or clarifications. He is a helpful man.”

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