Graduation is right around the corner and many young men and women are getting ready for college. Still some are not quite sure if college is what they really want to pursue. With growing job insecurity and the enormous debt that many students are leaving with, many experts are suggesting that young people start considering different trades and professions like plumbing in the Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne and the Surrounding Area. Because plumbing can’t be outsourced, offers great income opportunities, and because the population is continually growing, plumbing is one of the more stable career paths you can choose.
To become a plumber you will need to have a GED or a high school diploma. While in school you should focus on the sciences, math, and take any kind of classes like shop or business. You could also ask your guidance counselor about classes at trade schools, technical schools, or community colleges in the plumbing or trade fields. Once you graduate with your high school diploma, or get your GED, you will want to join an apprenticeship program. You can join one of these programs through the local plumbers union, or through other non-union organizations. During your apprenticeship you will get 4 to 5 years of on-the-job training and take a couple hundred hours of classes on topics like blueprint reading, pipe fitting and installation, sewer and drain cleaning and repair, backflow prevention, and many other important topics. Once you finish your apprenticeship you should be prepared to take a licensure exam. Most states require that a plumber be licensed before they can work unsupervised and independently. The exam will cover the various topics of your classes, things you have learned on the job, and local plumbing codes. Once you pass the exam you are a licensed plumber and you are ready to work for yourself, or work for one of the many plumbing companies in the Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Boerne and the Surrounding Area.
Once you find work your training doesn’t stop there. At Holloway plumbing we are continually learning about all the new plumbing techniques and codes to make sure we have the most up-to-date technology, equipment, and knowledge. At Holloway plumbing we are looking for intelligent, hard working, skilled, highly trained, and friendly employees to join our team. We aren’t always hiring, but it never hurts to drop off a resume or give us a call. So if you are looking for apprenticeship hours, employment, or need plumbing services from excellent plumbing technicians, consider giving Holloway a call today.
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