Overview

An apprentice plumber plans, installs, maintains, inspects and repairs plumbing systems, fixtures, equipment and controls in residential and commercial buildings.

Trades Apprenticeship training takes place at the Len Evans Centre for Trades and Technology at Assiniboine's North Hill Campus. Completed in 2010, this 130,000 square foot facility features innovative shops, laboratories and classrooms.

If you like variety in your work, are able to pay close attention to detail and are interested in working in a highly specialized trade, consider becoming a plumber. You should be mechanically inclined and be willing to continually update your skills since new technologies are always being introduced into the trade. In addition to having good manual dexterity, the ability to translate blueprints and sketches into finished installations is critical.

The work is most rewarding to people who enjoy using their specialized skills in a variety of job site conditions and working with little supervision. In a repair and service shop, a plumber should also have good communication skills in order to understand a customer's problems and explain corrective measures.

Learn more about apprenticeship training at Assiniboine or visit the Government of Manitoba website

Manitoba Education & Training - Workforce Development:

100-111 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3B 0T4
Phone: 204.945.3337
Fax: 204.948.2346
Toll-Free:1.877.978.7233 (1.877.97.TRADE)
Email: apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca

Rural Apprenticeship Training Coordinator:
Jenna Smid, SW Region of Manitoba
Phone: 204.573.5512
Email: jenna.smid@gov.mb.ca

Admissions

  • Must be a registered apprentice with Apprenticeship Manitoba.

Learn more about apprenticeship training at Assiniboine or visit the Government of Manitoba website

Manitoba Education & Training - Workforce Development:

100-111 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg MB R3B 0T4
Phone: 204.945.3337
Fax: 204.948.2346
Toll-Free:1.877.978.7233 (1.877.97.TRADE)
Email: apprenticeship@gov.mb.ca

Rural Apprenticeship Training Coordinator:
Jenna Smid, SW Region of Manitoba
Phone: 204.573.5512
Email: jenna.smid@gov.mb.ca

Apprenticeship Manitoba applications are available at www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers

For the majority of trades, it is required that applicants have a high school diploma or equivalent academic standing. Because apprenticeship trades involve technical components, it is important to have high school credits in English, math and science. Those with mature student status, 19 years of age, regardless of completed grade level, may be required to participate in an assessment process. Graduates from a college pre-employment program, Senior Years Apprenticeship Option or an accredited high school vocational program may quality for time and/or level credits in an apprenticeship program.

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

Careers & Connections

Careers

In Manitoba you can train for a career as a certified journeyperson in over 50 designated trades through apprenticeship, which is a combination of on-the-job practical training and in-school technical training.           

Connections

Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit Assiniboine’s Articulation Agreements page.

Tools & Supplies

Textbooks and supplies for all of our programs and courses may be purchased at the Assiniboine Bookstore. Visit the Bookstore’s website to learn more.

Our classrooms, labs and shops are equipped with the necessary equipment that you need to make the most of your experience.

Courses & Costs

To register for your technical training, please go to www.manitoba.ca/tradecareers

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