On April 8, seven students in the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Plumbing Apprentice program were recognized for completing the four-year program offered through CWI Workforce Development. For completing the apprentice program each student was presented with a brand new toolbox and tools, which were supplied by the Treasure Valley Master Plumber’s Association and Ferguson’s Plumbing Supply. By passing CWI’s Plumbing Apprentice program and completing 8,000 hours of on the job training, these graduates are now able to sit for the State of Idaho’s journeyman plumber’s exam.
Course work in the CWI Plumbing program includes a comprehensive study of plumbing theory, National and State of Idaho plumbing codes, mathematics specific to the plumbing trade, installation and repair procedures, water conditioning, job site and personal safety, business practices and ethics, and more. The schooling mandated by the State of Idaho consists of approximately 672 hours of study over the course of a four-year period. While attending evening classes, CWI students also work full time for various plumbing companies in the valley.
Congratulations to all of the students celebrating completion of CWI’s Plumbing Apprentice program. CWI wishes them good luck taking the journeyman’s exam.