JOURNEYMAN ASSESSMENT PROCEDURES  Applications will be accepted from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 70AB0728p.m., Monday thru Friday (except holidays), at the office of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee located at 904 Brenkman Drive, Pekin, Illinois. All persons wishing to enter the Mid Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Complete and return the Journeyman’s application form. Contact the MCIRCC-JATC to receive a testing package.
  2. Submit a $50.00 cash administrative fee (cash or money orders only).
  3. Pass the performance evaluation test by receiving a score of 70% or above.

This program offers training for the trades of Carpenter, Millwright, and Floor Coverer.  An individual who can verify (by providing adequate documenting evidence) that they have worked a minimum of two-thousand (2000) hours specifically in the construction trade in classifications represented by the UBC, along with other qualified applicants, can apply for entry.

The individual must provide to the JATC proper documentation that defines their experience in the construction industry. This documentation must be comprised of official documents such as tax/payroll records, notarized letters of experience, confirmation and sworn statements. The JATC will examine all documentation submitted before qualification is acknowledged. The JATC will schedule a skill and knowledge evaluation interview with the applicant if it is deemed appropriate.

If the individual receives a score of 69% or below, they may gain entry into the apprenticeship by meeting the following requirements:

  1. Be a minimum of 17 years of age.
  2. Complete an apprenticeship application form
  3. Provide reliable documentation to substantiate skill, knowledge, and experience.  Additionally, to determine placement, the applicant shall:
  4. Provide an official transcript for High School/GED.
  5. Submit a DD-214 to verify military training and/or experience.
  6. Posses a valid Driver’s License.
  7. Must live within the Mid-Central Illinois’ Regional Council of Carpenters’ jurisdiction.
  8. Physically able to perform the work of the trade without reasonable accommodations.
  9. Must be drug free on acceptance into the program and prior to being employed.

The Business Representative of the local union will have a list of the selected applicants the he can draw from for work placement.