Apprenticeship Program

Providing Opportunity Through Exceptional Construction Training

Quality instructors, on-the-job training and teamwork – that’s the difference between our industry-leading training program and other apprenticeship options. When you become a part of the TP Mechanical family, we invest in your future.

Our apprenticeship programs all consist of a minimum of 8,000 on-the-job training hours and 576 hours of classroom learning over the course of the 4 years. We also offer a wide variety of classes outside the core required apprenticeship classes to help you broaden your skills and challenge yourself.

“Over the years I have had the pleasure of not only watching the apprenticeship program evolve, but have been lucky enough to have been involved in the program as an instructor. The apprenticeship program has been through many changes and continues to get better each and every year.”

– Tony Marple

Quality Instructors

Our instructors have years of industry experience, and most of them are working in the field. TP Mechanical leaders are selected to teach in our apprenticeship program and in our continuing education classes because of their superior skill – demonstrated on the job site – as well as their commitment to and skill in training.

On-the-job Training

We learn from doing. You will get the chance to put the knowledge you acquire in the classroom to work in the field alongside the same people you learn from and attend class with. We support you and challenge you at the same time, enhancing your skills and delivering a sense of accomplishment.


Projects are successful because of teamwork, and coordination among different specialties is critical. At TP Mechanical, we offer training in three different trades. You’ll understand where your work fits with others and practice teamwork in the field.

We complete your training with an end-of-year challenge that teams students from varying skill levels and disciplines on a joint project.

Our goal – at the end of the four-year course, you are a vital asset to the company. We want you to continue down a path of learning and experience to become a leader at TP Mechanical.

Fire Protection

Installation of fire protection systems is critical to every commercial construction project. In this series, you will learn what is required for several State of Ohio fire licensing tests. The standard curriculum includes the NFPA series of code books. You also have the opportunity to learn the processes that go into a fire protection project from start to finish, as well as study the design and fabrication aspects of the fire protection field.


The plumbing path of classes will take you on a diverse journey of learning the piping trade. Classes include one welding class and one international code class in each of the four years. You will also learn the basics of hydronics, steam and cooling systems. By the end of your training, you will be prepared for the Journeyman test for the city you will be working in.

Sheet Metal

This course takes you through several SMACNA books. You will learn not only HVAC systems design and construction, but also learn about Indoor Air Quality and Commissioning. Classes include one welding class for each of the four years where topics like the stick welding method will be covered, as well as fuel gas code and mechanical code classes.

TP Mechanical Core Values

Make Safety First, Always First

We’re committed to making sure every apprentice – every employee – goes home to their family safe and uninjured every night. We train you to think safety first, and the team around you is committed to your safety and a safe job site.

Serve by Relentlessly Offering Our Experience and Expertise through Unconditional Teamwork

You can expect our team to share their experience, their knowledge and their skills with you. We are committed to passing our skills on to the next generation in a team-focused environment. We value and respect your contribution to our team.

Mentor and Grow Everyone within Our Company through Servant Leadership

A servant leader is someone who recognizes that they are expected to serve the people they are leading. Their responsibility is to ensure that you improve and get better at your job every day. That commitment is why most of our senior leaders have advanced through the ranks, starting with the company as field workers and even apprentices.

Engage Every Opportunity and Challenge with a Winning Attitude

Together, we can accomplish any task, overcome any obstacle and conquer any challenge. We bring that winning attitude to work with us every day, and it results in a win-win solution for our company and for our customers.

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