The four-year (6,000 hour) Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program is a great opportunity to receive the training, education and benefits to succeed in the career and lifestyle as a boilermaker. Please review the basic qualifications to begin the application process.

How to Become an Apprentice with Local 83:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age, 
  • Have a high school education, Be able to travel and work seasonally
  • Pick up an apprentice application at Local 83’s office
  • Fill out and send to SAJAC (Southeastern Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee)
  • SAJAC will then place each applicant into a Group (1-4), depending on applicant experience and skill level
  • There will be a random drawing to choose an X number of potential apprentices at the end of each month
  • Those names will be placed on the active applicant roster and will remain for two years if not chosen to become indentured
  • On an as-needed basis, Local 83 will indenture apprentices to go through the 4-year Apprentice Program
  • If applicants have not been indentured within the two-year period, the applicant must re-apply
  • Exception:  If you are a veteran, with an Honorable Discharge, and have completed the Helmets to Hardhats registration, your name will be at the top of the applicant registry
  • More information at Southeastern Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee (SAJAC) and Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program

You may also contact Local 83 Apprenticeship Coordinator, Tom Burgess, at 816-523-8300.

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