DECCO’s Apprentice Program

The Tim Barton Center for Craft Excellence offers lifelong learning opportunities for participants who choose careers in construction.

DECCO’s federally-registered apprentice program for pipefitting was created to support the development of local talent and interest in careers in construction and the trades. All of our pipefitter apprentices are required to participate annually in 150 hours of related technical training for the duration of the apprenticeship—this is completed in the evenings in our Brookline, NH training  facility.

Over the past 15 years, more than 100 DECCO employee partners have participated in our Apprentice Programs, and we can boast that 100% of them have successfully completed the program requirements and have become licensed in their trade. Many DECCO apprentices have achieved national recognition at the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Annual Craft Championships. More than a dozen DECCO apprentices have competed and received medals against the country’s best and brightest competition.

DECCO’s Apprentice Program commences with our intensive pre-apprentice Boot Camp.

Our investment in DECCO employee-partners’ future doesn’t just begin with our nationally-accredited Apprentice Program. It begins with an intensive three-week “pre-apprentice” program we call Boot Camp. Boot Camp includes 120 hours of training at our Brookline, NH facility, the Tim Barton Center for Craft Excellence, to assure a partner who is seeking a career in construction is given the tools and instruction they need to be successful.

Our trainers cover various concepts, including the following:
  • Safety Protocols
  • Introduction to Drawings
  • Construction Math
  • Introduction to Piping Systems
  • Introduction to Power Tools
  • Orbital Welding
  • PVC and Copper
  • Various construction assignments such as pressure testing, hangers, cutting and grinding, and basic rigging.
Nondiscrimination Notice 

DECCO will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.

DECCO will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.