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Meet Steve Dramnitzke: Your Guide to Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship Training

Aug 29, 2019 12:45:55 PM


Plumber instructor, Steve Dramnitzke at the Herzing College Cambridge Campus

Steve Dramnitzke is one of the most respected instructors at Herzing Trades (formerly known as the PAT Institute).

His extensive experience as a plumber, and proven abilities as a teacher, give students in his plumber program that extra “edge” after graduation.

We interviewed Steve to learn more about his background, and get an inside look at how he runs his classroom.

Top 9 Myths About Becoming a Plumber: Should You Go For It?

Jun 5, 2019 12:02:48 PM
 Plumbing students pose for a photo at Herzing College Skilled Trades

Updated January 2023

We love busting myths about the skilled trades—and plumbing myths are some of the worst out there!

If you're even considering becoming a plumber, getting accurate information on training, careers, and the field in general is crucial. You need this info to make an informed decision about your future.

Top Pros & Cons of Becoming a Plumber: Is This Trade for You?

Jan 15, 2018 12:20:53 PM

Updated December 2022

So long as humanity continues to rely on plumbing technology, we will need experienced, skilled plumbers to install, repair, and maintain the systems we use every day.

Residential, commercial, industrial construction—plumbers can specialize in any of these areas. You can work for a company or start your own business.

But like any trade, becoming a plumber means taking on certain challenges.  Do the pros outweigh the cons?

Take a look at the top advantages and drawbacks of life as a plumber and decide for yourself.

5 Tools You'll Use Most After Becoming a Plumber

Nov 3, 2016 9:15:17 AM

Updated October 2022

Effective problem-solving in plumbing means having the right tools on hand and knowing which ones are best suited to each challenge. A pipe may have just burst and the house or office is rapidly filling with water—but a good plumber doesn't panic. He or she knows exactly which tools to reach for first.

Plumbing tools vary depending on the work environment (residential, commercial, industrial), but there are definitely some standard go-tos you'll use on a regular basis after becoming a plumber. Here are our top five.


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