Brothers and Sisters,
We’re proud to announce that 92 of our hardworking apprentices celebrated their Completion Ceremony this past Saturday. These graduates now join our ranks of over 3,000 pipefitters and HVAC-Refrigeration technicians as full journeypersons.
Our graduates and instructors did an incredible job adapting to these unique times. When Local 537’s training center closed last year because of COVID-19, most classroom courses moved to an online format. Any in-person classes were also adapted to adhere to public health protocols. Prioritizing safety — and meeting these new challenges head-on — helped our apprentices continue courses without a beat.
We’re immensely proud of the skill, craftsmanship, and character that our graduates have shown throughout their apprenticeships and especially over the past year.
Click on an image below to scroll through some of the highlights from the Completion Ceremony: