Local 68 is proud of the strong education program that it has, which has become a model program for the rest of the country.
The Education and Apprentice Training Programs illustrate Local 68's commitment to keeping our members on the edge of technology and knowledge. Since 1958, thousands of members have graduated the four-year apprentice training program and been certified for journeyman's status with the U.S. Department of Labor. Nearly every subject is covered from basic building maintenance, basic and advanced refrigeration, indoor air quality, HVAC troubleshooting, and critical system technology. Graduates from our program have completed 600 hours of classroom training and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training and have obtained a Black Seal Steam License, Blue Seal Refrigeration License and CFC Universal License. The Local 68 Training Center also offers continuing education online courses. Day and night classes, featuring a diverse curriculum and convenient times, are offered at our West Caldwell and Pleasantville Training Centers.