Training Centre

UA Training Centre

Status: The Training Centre is open to members and the general public. A mask is no longer required, though may be worn voluntarily. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you refrain from visiting the Training Centre in-person for the health and safety of our staff, students, and other members.

Hours of Operation: Weekdays 8:00am – 4:30pm

The UA Training Centre is a registered private training institute with the Provincial Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour.

We strive to enhance employment opportunities for those who complete our programs and courses by delivering the best training available today. Our qualified instructors have substantial industry experience coupled with professional certifications.

About The UA Training Centre

The UA Training Centre was established in 1990 in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland Labrador. It began with welding programs in response to the Hibernia construction project and subsequently grew to provide a range of programs within the plumbers and pipefitters’ jurisdiction. We are now largely devoted to piping trades entry level training, advanced training, safety training, and other courses to address industry needs. Welding enhancement and certification for UA Local 740 members is continuously offered in UA Local 740’s welding shop.

Our new building opened on January 26, 2009. This expanded facility has six classrooms, four large shops with a locker area, a computer lab/resource centre, and cafeteria. There is a large parking lot available for the convenience of students. The new building offers a modern educational environment with many ‘green’ features to provide an environmentally friendly and healthy educational experience.


We offer a variety of courses designed for today’s piping industry.

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Building for Today,
Training for the Future

Piping Shop

We have three pipe shops assembled to provide a practical hands-on area for our students in our steamfitting-pipefitting and post-journey courses.

Plumbing Shop

Our plumbing shop is equipped for a combination of plumbing and sprinkler training. Courses in valve repair and backflow prevention are taught in our plumbing shop.

Computer Lab

The computer lab is equipped with fifteen workstations networked to a laser printer and have high-speed internet access.

UA Training Centre

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide an environment for Pipe and Welding trades training that will promote the development of new and existing skills for Apprentices and Journeypersons the end result being that we maximize the employability of Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans’ through specialty pipe trades training.
We are also committed to the mobility of these newly acquired skills within the North American marketplace, ensured by our adherence to Interprovincial Red Seal Standards. The result will be to enhance employment opportunities for those who complete our courses with training that meets the needs for the future of the Pipe Trades.