LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — The region's welders and pipefitters union is seeking to train craftsmen for the industry work that will come online in the next few years — all at no cost to its students.

Roy McGraw, training director of United Association Local 198, tells The American press ( ) that individuals who want training in fields such as welding, plumbing and pipefitting, can pick up an application at the union's new facility at 5432 Broad St.

Prospective students much have a high school diploma with transcripts or a GED with their test scores to be considered. They also must have a valid driver's license, birth certificate and Social Security card.

Prospects must also pass an aptitude test, which covers basic math and reading skills, and an interview with union representatives.


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