Our Apprenticeship Program


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Toi Cudworth (210) 226-2661 ext.218


  • Copy of your Certified Birth Certificate
  • High School Diploma and sealed high school transcript or GED certificate and sealed GED scores, from an accredited institution
  • DD-214; if you have been in the military
  • Photo ID
  • All applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners "Plumbers Apprentice" registration card.
  • All HVAC applicants must be able to obtain and maintain a Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation "HVAC Technician Registration" card.
  • All Service (HVAC or Plumbing) applicants must have an valid driver's license and acceptable driving record.
  • All male applicants under the age of 26 must register for Selective Service or provide proof of ineligibility or prior registration.


  • Apprentices attend school in the fields of HVAC&R, Pipefitting, and Plumbing during the evening, two nights a week from September to May.

  • Apprentices work at their chosen trade during the day and get paid while doing it. Working and learning alongside Journeymen performing Plumbing, Pipefitting or HVAC&R related tasks.

  • Apprentices can be male or female; but, must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Apprentices must have a High School Diploma or a GED. Former members of the military are eligible.

  • Our Apprenticeship program is for five years. During this time you learn while you are earning a living.

  • Not ready for Apprenticeship, maybe the Helper program is for you.


Applications for Apprenticeship

Apprentice Applications
 will be accepted; Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 AM - 11:00 AM and 1 PM - 3 PM, only.   You must apply in person. Our address is 3630 Belgium Lane San Antonio Texas 78219. When applying for the program you must bring with you the following:

What is Apprenticeship?

  • Apprenticeship is a training method that…
    • Combines supervised, structured on-the-job training with related theoretical and practical instruction.

    • Training that is sponsored by employers or labor management groups that have the ability to employ and train in a work environment.

    • Apprenticeship is a training method that prepares people for skilled trades’ employment by supervising training. The content of this training, both on-the-job, and related instruction, is defined and dictated by the needs of the industry, which refers to all types of business workplace settings. 

    • Apprenticeship is a training method that pays wages to its participants at least during the on-the-job training phase of their apprenticeship and which increases these wages throughout the duration of the training program in accordance with a predefined wage progression scale.

    • Apprenticeship is a training method that involves a written agreement and  obligation between the program’s sponsor and the apprentice. The written agreement, which is signed by both the apprentice and the program sponsor. The obligation gives employers or program sponsors the right to expect to employ the apprentices upon completion of training given the investment in training and gives the apprentice a reasonable right to expect such employment.