ALL Applicants must:
1- Be at least 18 years of age or older.
2-Be physically able to perform the
work of a carpenter.
3-Have a high school diploma, GED or proof of enrollment in a GED program.
4-Have reliable transportation.
5-Be able to pass a pre-admission drug screening.
Prospective apprentices take two
tests: a math qualifying test and a tape measure test. Experienced carpenters
may take a written Journeyman’s test. Applications and tests are also
available in Spanish.
Those who qualify at the journey level are referred to a Carpenters Union
Business Representative for job referral and Union membership information.
Applicants who are found to be eligible for the Apprenticeship and Training Program
may enter the program after they are placed with a union contractor for
employment. Apprentices are
paid by the contractor for on-the-job training.
Upon acceptance to the training program,
apprentices must join the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of
America and register with the State of Connecticut Department of Labor and
Apprentices receive on-the-job training while working alongside Journeyman
Carpenters and they also receive Related Training at the training center in Yalesville, Connecticut. Related
Training takes place one week every quarter. Example: 1 week in the spring, 1
week in the summer, 1 week in the fall, and 1 week in the winter.
The training hours are 7:00 AM to 3:30
PM, Monday through Thursday. Apprentices must attend 144 hours of training per
Upon completion of the 8,000-hour apprenticeship program, apprentices graduate
to Journeyman level and receive certification from the Connecticut Department
of Labor and The United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Apprentices must comply with
The Connecticut Carpenters Apprentice & Training Fund Policies and be
members in good standing with the Carpenters Union to participate in the
Taking the test is not a guarantee of joining the union. Joining the union is not a guarantee of work.
Testing is also done at the following locations:
Local 43-- 885 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, CT Phone 860-296-8564
Local 210-- 427 Stillson Rd., Fairfield, CT 203-334-4300