• 319-365-0413
  • lu125ba2@uanet.org
  • 1839 16th Avenue SW · Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


If using your head and hands to work smart and learn a career appeals to you….

If working with good people and doing good work is interesting to you….

Then a career with Local 125 Plumbers and Pipefitters is a smart choice.

From residential plumbing to commercial construction – from fitting pipes for nuclear power or new bio-diesel fuel plants – from climate control in businesses to industrial refrigeration, members of Local 125 do the highly skilled work that provides the foundation of local industry and community development.

“There’s not a lot of areas where you can get on the job training and get paid to learn.  They’re paying us…teaching us a skill…and that’s invaluable” – 5th Year Apprentice

“We make a darn good wage. A journeyman can earn up to $100,000 a year if they want to put in the time. And in this career, you will never be bored”.
– Journeyman Pipefitter

Local 125 and its signatory contractor partners have invested over $4 million dollars in the Joint Apprenticeship Training Center in Cedar Rapids.  Your first step is to come visit and check out the two large buildings, classrooms, the most up-to-date classrooms, labs and specialty training areas – possibly the best in America!!

If you think you have what it takes to become an Apprentice of Local 125 and if you want to be earning $20/hour plus a full benefit package while you’re in the Apprenticeship program, come check us out.

Here’s how you apply:

Step 1.  Call or come visit the Joint Apprenticeship Training Center, 5101 J Street SW in Cedar Rapids Iowa to apply (319-362-9259).

Step 2. If you would like more information about our five year apprenticeship program, just click here (need jump link to form…see below), fill out the online information request form and we’ll get right back to you.

Step3.  Apply to become an apprentice by fulfilling these requirements:
1. $25.00 non-refundable (Cash or Credit) application fee.
2. Copy of your birth certificate
3. Copy or your high school diploma or GED certificate with scores.
4. Official copy of your high school transcript.

5. National Career Readiness Certificate, (at any Iowa Workforce Development office).
6. Copy of a valid driver’s license.
7. A DD214 form if you’ve served in the military.

You’ll also need to have information such as work history and names of supervisors to complete your application.  All accepted applicants will be subject to a drug test as well.

The Local 125 Apprenticeship Training Program is all about Good Work, Good Money, Good People and a Great Career.  We invite you to come see us and, if you feel you are ready for a career with us, to apply for our program.

Joint Apprenticeship Training Center, 5101 J Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404



2019 Application Brochure