The IUPAT Job Corps Direct Referral Program allows our District Councils, Local Unions or Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATCs) to refer individuals for entry into one of the Union's 61 Job Corps Pre-Apprenticeship Training Programs.

Young men and women who are not presently qualified for entry into an apprenticeship program but who have a sincere interest in the trade, can be referred for immediate entry into an IUPAT Job Corps Training Program.

While in Job Corps they will receive approximately 1000 hours of hands on training in basic skills of their chosen trade. They will also have the opportunity to earn a high school diploma or G.E.D. and get a drivers license if they do not already have one.

Upon completing the Job Corps training, which takes approximately one year depending on education level when entering the program, they will be referred back to the District Council, Local Union or JATC fully qualified for entry into the Apprenticeship Program.