About the Southwest Ohio Carpenters’ Training Center

Apprentices can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Industrial Technology from Owens Community College, at no additional cost to the student

The training center sits on a 60,000-square-foot campus

Specialized shops include carpentry, floor covering, millwrights, pile driver, a mock residential structure, interior systems, and more

A state-of-the-art technology center offers computer training to apprentices and journeymen

More than 200 apprentices are trained at the Center every year

More than 120,000 hours of apprenticeship training are completed each year

Training is free to apprentices, a value of $2,200 per student, per year

More than 400 journeyman are trained at the Center every year

More than 13,000 hours in journeyman upgrade training is completed annually

The Southwest Ohio Carpenters’ Training Center provides year-round training and educational services for our apprentices and journeymen. Centrally located in Southwest Ohio, we are convenient and accessible to the 21 counties that make up the Cincinnati, Dayton and Northern Kentucky markets. The Southwest Training Center is situated on approximately seven acres with a 60,000 square foot facility equipped to provide the latest technical and safety training in the industry.

What You Will Learn

The training center serves union carpenter apprentices and journeymen from 21 counties in Ohio and Northern Kentucky.

Counties in Southwest Ohio JATC Jurisdiction

The center also offers year-round advanced training classes for journeymen to keep up with the latest methods and technologies.

Journeymen Training Classes

Southwest Facility
Memo From the Job Site
Scott M.
Chief Operating Officer
Residential/Commercial Contractor

“There are a lot of good, young people coming through the carpenters’ apprenticeship program. Most apprentices that get into the program take it very seriously. They understand that they’re getting into a real career.

The fact is that they’re the next generation of leaders…of builders of our city.

The opportunities for a graduate of the carpenters’ apprenticeship program are endless. The carpenters’ apprenticeship program offers a great working understanding of all the trades. It’s the reason why carpenters, more than any other trade, become supervisors, foremen and superintendents.”