APP on the Job

Frank Rodriguez graduated from the APP in 2017, and is currently a third year apprentice in the Plumbers Union. Two weeks into the spring 2019 APP cohort, Frank spoke to the class about his experience since graduating from the APP. During that visit, he met Christian, a student in the cohort, who mentioned his interest in becoming a plumber.

“Being an APP graduate myself, I knew what to expect… His work ability is go, go, go and he doesn’t say no — just like he learned in the class,” Frank says.

A few months later, at Christian’s APP graduation, he told Frank that he had a date for his Plumbers Union entrance test. Frank replied, “As soon as you take the test, call me.” Frank sponsored Christian into the Plumbers Union, and now Christian is working as Frank’s apprentice.

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