Local 449 is the perfect next chapter for men and women finish service in the armed forces. All month we’ve spotlighted Navy veteran and HVAC-R instructor, Josh Wasielewski on our social media. He detailed the transition from soldier to steamfitter reflecting on it as a great choice, even without much experience in the trade. 

“You don’t have to know everything about the HVAC field. Starting day one, we’ll train you and all you have to bring is that honor, courage, commitment attitude.” says Josh Wasielewski. 

In addition to the stellar healthcare, retirement and competitive wages, there are many other benefits to joining Local 449. Tradesmen and women can use the GI Bill starting year one, which includes a variety of career path options within the Steamfitters trade. Additionally, the program provides a supportive and educational environment to help our apprentices excel.  

“You’re part of a team. You have your classmates, co-workers, and instructors to lean on whenever you get stuck on something. Everyone here wants you to succeed.” added Wasielewski. 

For more information on how to start your future with Local 449, click here.