LU 537 Pipefitters Training Center 2024 application period will be from Tuesday, January 2 to Thursday, January 25. Once the required paperwork is reviewed, applications will be taken in person. The hours of application will be Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We will be closed on January 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Applications are not accepted on Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays.

For specific questions regarding apprenticeship applications, please email charkins@537trainingcenter.org or call 617-825-3777.

What You Need

  • An aptitude for math
  • Good English oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work in high or confined places
  • A strong work ethic
  • Ability to maintain good grades and attendance
  • Ability to perform the physical requirements of the trade
  • Reliable transportation
  • Previous experience in construction is helpful, but not necessary

Qualifications

  • Must apply in person and bring copies of all required documents that are listed below.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must be 18 years of age by September 1, 2024.
  • Must have a high school diploma OR be a current high school senior.
  • Physically capable of performing work of this trade (see below document for details).
  • Successfully complete an aptitude test administered by the Committee.
  • Refrigeration applicants must provide a current driving record.
  • Copies of required Documents must be brought in at the time of application.

Completion Application Form

Required Documents: photocopies of the following documents must be submitted with application.
  1. High School Diploma or GED*
    *unless you are a HS Senior (seniors should submit transcript)
  2. Transcript of High School Grades – you may use a final transcript w/ graduation date in place of diploma
  3. Birth Certificate
  4. Social Security Card*
  5. Valid Driver’s License*
  6. Letter from a doctor stating the applicant can work without any restrictions. Do not submit physical.
  7. Form DD-214 Military Discharge (if applicable)
  8. Prior year’s W-2 Form (if applicable)
  9. Copy of Driving Record from RMV – for HVAC applicants only.
  10. $50 Non-Refundable Application Fee. Payments may be made by check or Money Order (No Cash), made payable to LU 537 ETF. Application fee is waived for veterans.

*Social Security Card Note – copy of your Social Security Card is required. If you do not have it, you may go to a Social Security Office and apply for a new card. At that time, they will issue you a letter stating you will receive your new card in two weeks. For your application, you may substitute this letter from the Social Security Office in lieu of your Social Security Card. Your application will not be final until you send us a copy of your Social Security Card. You have 2 weeks to get it to us.

*Doctor’s Letter – If you have had a physical in the last year, doctors will often provide you with a letter stating you can work without restrictions. Health Stops, such as CVS Minute Clinic, provide letters stating you can work without restriction. This requirement will not be waived nor will we allow extensions. Please plan accordingly.

*High School Transcripts will show a graduation date. We do not need an official sealed copy. If you do not have this, please call the office of the High School from which you graduated. Schools may not be working full time, so please plan accordingly. If you have a GED, you should include the completion certificate and the grades. If you are currently in High School, please ask your school to provide you with a current transcript. You cannot apply without a copy of your unofficial transcript.

*Driver’s License – Temporary license are not accepted. If you are in High School, we will accept a copy of your permit, provided you have your driver’s license completed by April 1, 2024.

Social Security Card Note – copy of your Social Security Card is required. If you do not have it, you may go to a Social Security Office and apply for a new card. At that time, they will issue you a letter stating you will receive your new card in 2 weeks. For your application, you may substitute this letter from the Social Security Office in lieu of your Social Security Card. Your application will not be final until you send us a copy of your Social Security Card. You have 2 weeks to get it to us.
Doctor’s Letter – if you have had a physical in the last year, doctors will often provide you with a letter stating you can work without restrictions. Health Stops, such as CVS Minute Clinic, provide letters stating you can work without restriction. This requirement will not be waived not will we allow extensions. Please plan accordingly.
High School Transcripts will show a graduation date, so we do not need a copy of your actual diploma. We do not need an official sealed copy. If you do not have this, please call the office of the High School from which you graduated. Schools may not be working full time, so please plan accordingly. If you have a GED, you should upload the completion certificate and the grades. If you are currently in High School, please ask your school to provide you with a current transcript.
Driver’s License – Temporary license are not accepted. If you are in High School, we will accept a copy of your permit, provided you have your driver’s license completed by April 1, 2024.

Application Resources

Disclaimer: The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship shall be without discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The Sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30, as amended and 453 Code of Massachusetts Regulations §7.04(b)(21).

Members of all genders, ethnic groups, and races are strongly encouraged to apply.

Important Documents

Frequently Asked Questions

January 2, 2024 – January 25, 2024, Mondays through Thursdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 15)
All applications will be in person at the Pipefitters Training Center, located at 40 Enterprise Street in Dorchester.
Applicants may only apply for consideration into one program. Welders are strongly urged to apply for the Pipefitters Training Program.
Yes, when you come in for your Aptitude Test, you will be notified of a date and time of your Interview. These are usually held in April.
Applications are taken in January. At that time, you will be scheduled for an Aptitude Test, sometime the first week of March. When you come for your Aptitude Test, you will be given the date and time of your Interview, which is usually sometime in April. The Trustees usually choose a new class sometime in May. This schedule is subject to change.
Applicants not selected will be notified by certified mail. Candidates wishing to keep their application active for future selection must return their letter by the given due date. If directions are allowed, applications are valid for two years at a time and can be renewed in two-year increments.
If applicants keep their applications active, they simply need to sign a form every two years to remain active. If an applicant fails to keep his or her application active, he or she will need to reapply the following January as a new applicant.
Apprentices are mentored in the field and are employed on the job during normal, daily shift hours throughout the year. Apprentices are trained by our certified teaching staff in a simulated work environment.