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The JATC is responsible for the administration and operation of the training program for United Association Local Union 354 apprentices and journeymen. The committee is made up of an equal number of labor and management trustees making for an all encompassing curriculum. This highly comprehensive schooling takes five years to complete and the program's standards are registered with the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship & Training Counsel.

The JATC Training Coordinator is Chad E. Morrison who oversees the two regional training centers. There are four professional certified instructors at each of the two training facilities. To insure that more personalized and area specific training and development occurs throughout the 14 county area covered by this program.

The JATC's main office contact information is as follows:

Joint Apprenticeship Training Center
Chad E. Morrison, Training Coordinator
Phone: 724-925-8108
Fax: 724-925-2108

Local Union 354's two training centers are located as follows:

Region East
Ebensburg Training Center
172 Municipal Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Phone: 724-925-8108
Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson & Somerset counties

Region West
Youngwood Training Center
263 Armbrust Road
Youngwood, PA 15697
Phone: 724-925-8108
Fayette, Westmoreland & parts of Greene & Washington counties


Stephen A. Shank, Chairman
S.P. McCarl & Company, Inc.

Darren L. Smith
K & K Plumbing, Inc.

William G. Tomko, Jr.
W.G. Tomko, Inc.

Todd M. McKeever
Laurel MCA, Inc.


Timothy L. Custer
Local Union 354

Paul Peterson
Local Union 354

Michael Rager
Local Union 354

Rob Monteparte
Local Union 354


To reach journeyman status, apprentices have to graduate from the extensive five year training program. The five year program consists of five one-year segments that include 2000 hours of continuous on-the-job training and a minimum of 216 hours of related classroom instruction.

Our Apprentices Become Experts In…

• Residential and Commercial Service Work
• Drawing and Blueprint Reading
• Commercial and Industrial Systems
• Soldering, Brazing, and Welding
• The Latest Industry Standards Including Safety and Health in the Workplace
• UHP-Ultra High Purity, Used in the Hi-Tech Industries
• The Code Training Required to Receive a Journeyman Plumber’s and Gas Fitter’s License
• Certified Medical Gas Installation

• SMAW – STICK Welding
• GTAW – TIG Welding
• GMAW-MIG Welding
• Certified Brazing
• Certified Soldering
• Orbital Welding

Pipe Fitting/Steam Fitting
• Heating and Cooling Systems for a Variety of Systems
• Schematic, Technical and Isometric Drawings and Layouts of Basic Refrigeration
• Welding, Soldering, and Brazing
• Low and High Pressure Steam Boiler Systems
• UHP – Ultra High Purity, Used in the Hi-Tech Industries
• The Latest Industry Standards Including Safety and Health in the Workplace

HVAC-Refrigeration & Service
• Heating and Cooling Systems for a Variety of Industries
• Electronics and Electronic Control Systems
• Pneumatic Control Systems
• Energy Management Systems
• Cold Storage and Low Temperature Systems
• Schematic Drawing and Layouts
• The Latest Industry Standards Including Safety and Health in the Workplace

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