"If the workers take a notion, they can stop all speeding trains, every ship on the ocean they can tie with mighty chains. Every wheel in the creation, every mine, every mill, fleets and armies of the nations will at their command stand still."
- Joe Hill
Evening and weekend shop operating hours are being reintroduced to the program schedule. If the hours are not listed here on the website, please call or email the training center at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Common Arc Weld Certification [Updates ONLY]
Common Arc Weld Testing has been CANCELED. (Due to poor pass rate percentages. L549 will instead concentrate on enhancing the weld test training, as to increase our pass percentages for our annual Common Arc testing. Dates TBD.)
Common Arc UPDATES will be held on October 10th & 11th, 2023.
Weld Certification Updates do not require any type of timeslot scheduling.
Send an email to email@example.com to schedule a timeslot; 7am start time for morning slots, 12noon for afternoon timeslots.
For any additional questions or details, please direct your questions to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*NOTE: Testers' shall be responsible for their personal items and tools, i.e., sturdy work boots, long-sleeved shirt, gloves, safety glasses, welding lenses, welding hood, files, chipping hammer, &, etc.
While access to some of these items is available here at the hall, it is suggested that you do not make the assumption that access is a given. Come prepared.
In today’s world, it is essential to have someone who looks after your rights as a worker. By joining our union, you gain the support of leading professionals in the industry. We believe labor laws are important, and we stand up for workers’ rights. At Boilermakers Local 549, we are committed to the towns and cities of our area. Our team is dedicated to finding local people to take part in our apprenticeship program. By supporting our fellow citizens, we strengthen our entire local community.
Our Training & Apprenticeship Program
Discover how fulfilling it is to learn a new hands-on skill. Boilermakers Local 549 offers outstanding training that is aimed at increasing craftsmanship. All of our training is offered in-house and is accessible for newcomers to the industry. If there is a training course that interests you that we don’t offer, we’ll happily point you in the right direction -- we are dedicated to helping in any way we can. Check out the wide range of skills that you can learn from our welding and boilermaker apprenticeships:
Heavy-Duty Equipment Operations
Earn While You Learn
Throughout the course of our apprenticeship, we cover the classroom, shop, and on-the-job training. It is important for us to offer an affordable option for our members, as well as a reliable way to earn a living wage in your area. We understand that a four-year college degree is expensive, which is why we provide a valuable alternative. During our on-the-job training, you’ll increase your skills without sacrificing your bank account.