Welcome to the official home page of the Mid-Central Illinois Regional Council of Carpenters-JATC. Our training program combines hands-on classroom education by qualified instructors along with on-the-job training. Apprentices attend 4 weeks of hands-on training per year at one of 180 training centers located throughout the country. This “earn while you learn” approach gives you the opportunity to earn a good living while developing highly marketable skills…for life. We offer apprenticeships in carpenter, floor layers, and millwrights. This is an exciting and satisfying career offering life-long careers in the construction industry. A UBC apprentice is someone who learns a trade while working under the guidance of a skilled journey level worker. Apprenticeship programs are available to anyone who is interested in becoming a UBC apprentice and who is willing to apply him/herself to learning a trade. You earn while you learn the trade. Union journeymen wages and fringe benefits are negotiated on their behalf by the union through collective bargaining with signatory contractors.
The MCIRCC-JATC apprenticeship programs partner with community colleges to offer college credit for apprenticeship classes. Our on-site facilities include a dormitory for students living outside a 50-mile radius of Pekin, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program, no matter where you live within the district. The dormitory features a comfortable, home-like setting with recreational facilities free of charge for all apprentices. To learn more about our four-year apprenticeship program, or journeymen advancement opportunities once your program is completed, select the appropriate link.