Please be Safe and Healthy

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the Local 157 JATC and Training Deparment have adopted a new protocol for attending future classes and the utilization of the Weld Shop.  The new protocol is based on CDC recommendations and has been enacted for the health and welfare of all members and instructors.

See details of Protocol and WELD SHOP below.



A combination of classroom along with on-the-job training.  On the job training takes place by working side by side with a skilled journeyman.



The policy of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 157 Apprenticeship & Training is that there will be no discrimination made on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or handicap in the educational services or activities which it supports.


COVID-19 Protocol

Click on the button below to read the complete protocol.

RE:  Weld Shop - You MUST call Brad Robertson at 812-201-8845 to schedule a time for you to come into the Weld Shop to weld! 


Down Hill Welding Class

Hutsonville Training Center

Starting July 20, 2020

Click on the

Certification Classes

button above to let us know you are interested.

Apprentice Monthly Evaluation Forms & Work Progress Forms for the month of

June 2020   

are due

These forms must be turned in monthly.  If you did not work, you still need to turn them in noting that you did not work.  

Monthly Evaluation and Work Progress forms are available in your classrooms, at the Training Center or can be printed form this website.

     Book Fees 

These Fees can be paid with a credit or debit card by calling the Training Center (812-877-1736) during business hours (8:00 am to 4:30 pm EST).  Or, make your payment payable to Local 157 Training Center and mail to 8707 E. Milner Avenue Terre Haute, IN.  47803.  Please call the Training Center if you have any questions.


Happy Retirement

Rich Cheever

Your years as the Training Coordinator is truly appreciated.

Your dedication to each apprentice and to so many others will not be forgotten. 


Application Process

for the 2020 -2021

Apprentice Class

is now closed.


TWIC  Card

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Upcoming jobs will require you to have the TWIC card.   Please obtain your card as soon as possible.

Bring your card to the Training Center so that it can be entered into your SKILLS

There have been many rumors about the rules for completion of Apprenticeship. The new Apprenticeship Standards have been adopted and approved by the D.O.L. In these Standards the following policy is located, which is designed to aid with the On-The-Hours requirements.  Please click the link to view the policy.


The Weld Shop is open and will follow the CDC guidelines and the Covid-19 Protocol.

All weld tests for certification take place on the dates listed below at the Terre Haute Weld Shop at 8:00 am EST.  Please register with the Training  Center no later than the Wednesday before the test date.  

July 18

August 15

September 19

These dates may changed or be cancelled if protocol from CDC changes.



The Apprentice Graduation that was scheduled for May 7, 2020 at Hulman Center has been postponed due to the CDC guidelines.  Ivy Tech will notify us when the Graduation has been rescheduled.

Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 157