SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Training Centers will resume apprentice day school and apprentice night school starting on July 13, 2020. Apprentices will be notified of the updated schedules and times by e-mail.  The Four Hour Continuing Education classes are open for enrollment please check the website to sign-up. License Reviews for the City of Chicago Written and Practical are scheduled and open for registration. We will post further information as it becomes available. Thank you for your understanding; stay healthy, wash your hands, continue to maintain social distance and help us save lives.


The purpose of the JAC is to train Apprentices and Journeymen of the Plumbing Industry, through classroom instruction and on the job field training. A Plumbers' work consists of plan reading and safely, correctly and efficiently installing and maintaining plumbing systems. These plumbing systems include underground water supply, storm water, sewer drainage, fixture installation and waste and vent piping both inside and outside of buildings, residential and service plumbing.

The length of the Apprenticeship program is five (5) years. During the first three years Apprentices work on the job four (4) days per week and attend one (1) day of classroom instruction. During the fourth and fifth years, apprentices have on the job training five (5) days per week and attend night school classes from September through June.

Classes for Journeyman to continue their education are offered throughout the week at all of our locations. Classes are available day and/or evening. For more information please check out our Apprentice and Journeyman Training Classes.

Four (4) hour classes for licensed Journeyman Plumbers to meet City of Chicago and State of Illinois license renewal requirements are offered at various times throughout the year, you can find this information under the Four Hour Continuing Education Courses.

Reviews for the Plumbing License exam are scheduled for members to attend, please view more information under Apprentice and Journeyman Resources.

We are an Approved Apprentice Program and are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship.

Board of Trustees

  Union Trustees

James F. Coyne, Chairman
Patrick F. McCarthy, Secretary
Jones L. Richmond, Trustee
Joseph W. Strong, Trustee
Paul M. Rodriguez, Trustee
Bill A. Wilkens III, Trustee
Peter C. Olson, Alternate

Employer Trustees

Craig W. Thomas, Co-Chairman
Matt Erickson, Treasurer
Anthony Albergo, Trustee
Timothy Kane, Trustee
Rick Kuhn,  Trustee
John W. Baethke, Alternate
Scott Hoffman, Alternate

Training Director

James M. Majerowicz

Instructors in Charge

Frank E. Borkowski - Chicago
John J. Yock - Joliet
Thomas Jennrich - Volo