WHITTIER – Whittier Union Adult School students are learning the fundamentals of residential plumbing as part of the school’s newly launched plumbing course, which provides students with the opportunity to become apprentices and graduate with work-ready skills.

Under the guidance of instructor Giovanni Masia – and with a newly built plumbing model classroom – students are learning the fundamentals of residential plumbing such as measuring, cutting and installation of pipe in accordance with the California Plumbing Code guidelines.

“It’s a great opportunity to be able to pass on the knowledge that I have gained to students who may be interested in entering the field,” Masia said.

Additionally, students will have the opportunity to gain apprenticeships through their local plumbers’ union, enabling them to hone their knowledge and apply their skills while working for local companies.

Whittier Union Adult School’s plumbing course is taught Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. The next course begins Jan. 11, 2022; interested students can enroll at any time by calling (562) 698-8121 x1300 or visiting the Whittier Union Adult School website.

“The concept behind the Whittier Union Adult School is to develop short courses that can lead to a significant jump in income,” Assistant Principal Juan Anzaldo said. “We are committed to leading students toward a job with viable wages so that they can pay for things like a mortgage or take care of their families.”


WUHSD_WUAS1: A Whittier Union Adult School student studies fundamental plumbing tools in the Introduction to Plumbing course.