Pick up the Tools & Techniques of Skilled Trades with the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum

MC3 students

Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) is a nationally recognized, industry certificate that introduces students to the different building trades and teaches them the skills necessary to successfully apply for a registered apprenticeship, debt-free. MC3 is a standardized, comprehensive, 120-hour construction course designed to help young people and transitioning adults choose and succeed in apprenticeship programs in the skilled trades that are appropriate for them. To learn more about MC3, go to the North America's Building Trades Unions website.

Students in Austin will be offered employment as an electrician's helper, plumber/pipefitter, laborer, sheet metal worker, fire sprinkler installer, insulator, or carpenter at the completion of the program!

Want to learn more about union-based apprenticeship programs in Austin? Download a copy of our guide:
Union-Based Apprenticeship Programs in Austin



SAVE THE DATE! Join us for the Spring 2021 class:
February 15 - 26, 2021

Monday - Friday ︱ 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


To be eligible, you must:

  • Be age 18 or older by February 3, 2021
  • Have a high school diploma
  • Submit a copy of your birth certificate
  • Pass a drug test
  • Attend 100% of training
  • Be eligible to work


To request an application, send an email to mc3coordinator@gmail.com.

To apply in person, go to UA Local 286 Plumbers & Pipefitters (814 Airport Blvd︱Austin, TX 78702) on Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm and ask for Brian Peabody.

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