Are you looking to improve your carpentry skills and increase your wages and benefits?
Learn About Starting a Career as a Highly Skilled Union Carpenter
Union carpenter apprentices are required to complete five years of combined on-the-job and school training. In return, they’ll be rewarded with the skills and proficiency they’ll need to be the safest, professional carpenters in the construction industry.
In addition to all areas of the carpentry trade, our training program includes:
Each apprentice must be proficient in all phases of the carpentry trade before advancing to journeyman carpenter status.
We not only train our apprentices, we also offer upgrading classes to journeyman. Any of our members who wish to improve their basic skills or update their proficiency can do so by registering for any of the skill-enhancement classes we offer.
By training our apprentices and journeyman in all of the latest construction technologies and applications we are able to provide our employers with the finest most competitive carpenters in the trade.
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Local 255 offers a 5 year apprenticeship program created to develop the talents and skills of carpenters. This type of structured training is required to make sure carpenters are fully qualified, well-rounded and productive. It includes classroom and workshop training in addition to on-the-job training with the most experienced professionals in the industry.
Training is anchored at the Thomas C. Ober Training Center. Apprentices attend classes five (5) weeks a year, a system designed to accommodate the needs of contractors and apprentices alike. The courses build from instruction of basic skills like math and geometry to programs that teach the use of leading industry technology and products.
While working, apprentices earn wages and benefits that enable them to provide for themselves and their families. Typically, apprentices start at 40% or higher of the journeyman pay scale. As their training progresses, they earn more until they are paid at the full journeyman rate.
For more information, please visit the Thomas C. Ober Hammonton Training Center.