Take the first steps to make the field of carpentry YOUR career of a lifetime!
Steps To Admission
- Must be 17 years old (parent signature required under 18)
- Visit one of the four Ohio Regional Union Offices of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America to pick up an information packet containing a sample Intent to Hire letter, list of signatory contractors and admission procedures.
- Seek employment with a signatory contractor.
- Return the completed Intent to Hire letter to one of the union's regional offices for review and approval.
- Return the signed and approved Intent to Hire letter with a business representative signature and approval within two weeks to the Carpenters Training Center in Richfield, Ohio, either on Tuesday or Thursday promptly at 10:00 a.m.
- The applicant will be required to submit to and pass a substance abuse test (cost: $42.00) and have a photo ID
Regional Union Offices
Joint Labor/Management Committee
A joint labor/management committee oversees the program. The joint apprenticeship committee is made up of representatives from the Ohio & Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters (OVRCC) in Northeast Ohio as well as representatives of contractors located throughout Northeast Ohio.
Ohio & Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters (OVRCC)
Learn more about the Ohio & Vicinity Regional Council of Carpenters. Visit www.ovrcc.com to discover the tradition of pride and quality we share as members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
Contact us if you have any
questions about the admissions process.
For more information about The Associated General Contractors of America, visit www.agc.org
For more information about The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, visit www.carpenters.org
Jesse had a lifelong interest in the field of carpentry. His high school teachers recognized that the union apprenticeship program offered top training, pay and benefits and recommended the carpenters' apprenticeship program to him and several of his fellow students.
"By far, it was the best thing for me.
The teachers were top notch, and covered everything from mathematical concepts to concrete forms. We then applied what we learned in the classroom in the shop.
In the end, I feel that I received a high quality education."