Did you know that a good quality of life for you and your family is just a few steps away? Launching a career as a union carpenter will place skills in your hands that are in demand in this state’s construction industry. And, you will be part of the strongest and most loyal organization in the country. And the pay and fringe benefits are pretty good, too.

The Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program offers one of the top carpenter apprenticeship programs in the nation. More than 1,500 apprentices are enrolled in our four-year programs, offered at no cost to the apprentice. A joint committee made up of union members and signatory contractors oversee the apprenticeship program.

According to a recent ABC News Report, 32 Percent of U.S. Employers Say It’s Hard to Fill Jobs, and the most difficult jobs to fill in the U.S. were those in the skilled trades — carpenters, plumbers and electricians.

Courses Of Study

Benefits of the Carpenters’ Apprenticeship Program

  • All apprenticeship classes, training and associate degree college credit earned during the program are provided at no cost to the student

  • Earn from 40 to 95 percent of the journey-level wage during the apprenticeship program

  • Gain union benefits after 90 days in the program

  • Receive on-the-job training with experienced journeymen

  • Learn from seasoned instructors with years of field experience in their respective fields

  • Pursue a college degree during the apprenticeship program

  • Receive certification in the particular course of study selected

Applying for Apprenticeship


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