About Local 488
The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 488 received its charter in 1904. Today, Local 488 has more than 10,000 members and is the busiest local in North America when it comes to pipe trades work. The Local represents a number of building trades: plumbers, pipefitters, sprinklerfitters, welders, and HVAC, refrigeration and instrumentation technicians. Local 488 is also heavily involved in supporting local communities through charitable work.
Local 488 Training
Local 488 delivers world-skills apprentice training courses and skills training courses through Alberta Pipe Trades College. The College offers steamfitter-pipefitter, plumber-gasfitter, and welder courses in its state-of-the-art facilities that include multiple dedicated shops and 12 classrooms. Courses are available to union and non-union workers. Local 488 members have their tuition fees covered upon successful completion of courses.
We can replicate anything that happens in the commercial/industrial area in the province… and train people to do the job properly and efficiently.
Rigging Instructor, Alberta Pipe Trades College