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  1. #1
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    Union apprentice math exam

    Strongly considering entering union as apprentice. Was told I will need to take math exam as a prerequisite. I have been in the trade for 5 years. What can I do to prepare myself for exam. I haven't really done much math since high school so about 9 years.
    Any advice??

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    I found this on the Arizona UA Local 469 website. You might peruse it. I think it will give you an overview of what is required. It appears you can take the sample test and you get graded.

    You might do some more web searching and find more. Good luck!

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    Looks like I have some work to do! How much weight does this test carry? Is this the deciding factor on whether or not I am accepted?

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    How you rank on the test determines your "spot" on the list of potential apprentices. I've known two different young men who had to wait six months to retake the exam. One failed the math, the other the English. It's serious business because, in effect, you are becoming a student in a state program. Here it's in our community college district. Also, missing class can get you kicked out.

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    Here is a place for free refreshing https://www.khanacademy.org/

  6. #6
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    Your looking at the algebra level.

  7. #7
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    there's a test?????????????????????
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

  8. #8
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    I am also considering the Union route. I think they are offering the test in March 2013. I better start studying.

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    Some Locals can be selective. My home Local has one whole state and small part of another. The small part of that other only has CBSS, HBS, and JCSS as Union sigs. Daikin-McQuay, Emcor, Hussmann, and Trane are non-Union. Nobody else.
    We all have heard about the going ons with CBSS. My home Local doesn't have the masses trying to join.

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