An apprentice is someone who is learning a trade by working under the guidance of skilled workers called journeyman. Apprentices start at 50% of the journeyman’s pay rate. Wages are increased at periodic intervals until graduating to journeyman status.
Apprentices are required to attend school for four weeks each year for a period of four years. The training is free; however, you will not receive wages while attending school. Failure to attend scheduled classes will terminate you from the program.
Applying is easy. Anyone wishing to enter the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program as a union carpenter, millwright, or floor coverer may do so by meeting the following qualifications and submitting an application.
Applicants meeting the above qualifications for the program may obtain an application by signing the Applicant Log and reviewing the program standards. The applicant log must be signed in person at the training facility located at 904 Brenkman Drive, Pekin, IL.
The completed application must by submitted with copies of:
Applications are accepted at 904 Brenkman Drive, Pekin, IL. 61554 on a daily basis, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 11:30am and 12:30pm to 3pm, except for holidays.
Once your application is complete, you are placed in an eligibility pool. Applicants will receive the “Letter of Introduction” packet to assist in seeking employment.
Active applications will remain on file for five years. The “Letter of Introduction” form will be good for two years. If you are hired and do not complete the probationary period, you must inform this office that you would like to be put back into the eligibility pool.