At a Glance...
- Paycheck — Apprentices literally ‘earn while you learn’
- Fringe benefits — After 90-days in the program, medical and other fringe benefits are yours
- College credits — Credits toward an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Industrial Technology from either Cuyahoga or Owens Community College are earned at no additional cost to apprentices
- Learn from pros — veterans from your industry serve as instructors and will work with you on the jobsite to ensure that you learn the skills and productivity that will keep you working
- Climb the ladder — union carpenters have the inside track to advancement to foremen, superintendent or even future company owners
The Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program offers one of the top carpenter apprenticeship programs in the nation. Our graduates are always regarded as being the most skilled and productive members on a jobsite by their employers. As a result, they are routinely assigned to the challenging jobsites, earn a great hourly wage and fringe benefits, and are respected as the true professionals that they are.
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Commercial carpenters provide the crucial work on most every type of structure found in Ohio. They work with concrete, exteriors, roofs, infrastructure, and scaffolding to the finest trim and finish work. From skyscrapers and hospitals to office buildings, prisons, schools, hotels, bridges, and highways, carpenters are responsible for bringing the blueprints for these structures to life. Interior Systems carpentry is a component of commercial carpentry, and involves the installation of modern equipment and material, including acoustical ceilings, computer-access flooring, metal framing, wall partitions, office furniture systems, and both custom or factory-produced materials.
Residential carpenters are skilled in providing expert work using new building products, new styles, new tools and new technology in today’s housing industry. Residential carpenters are the primary craft workers on homes, apartments, and condos and assemble and erect the framework of residences. The residential carpenter is an all-around carpenter who has experience in just about every aspect of residential construction. Our professionals are skilled in flooring, windows, doors, interior trim, cabinetry, solid surface, roofing, framing, siding, flooring, insulation, drywall, and more.
Floor coverers install a wide variety of flooring materials, including carpet, resilients, wood, laminates, and sport surfaces. They are experts at estimating materials, understanding pattern layout, and safely and properly using the industry’s many tools, adhesives, and fastening systems. Our professional floor coverers are found in commercial, residential, and institutional settings.
“Precision” is the standard work product of UBC millwrights. They work primarily with machinery to install, maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders. A keen eye for the perfect fit is a primary asset for millwrights, as they sometimes must work with specifications requiring tolerances to a thousandth of an inch. Our millwrights are needed in industries such as automotive, aerospace, food processing, lumber, pulp and paper, material handling, mining, nuclear power, petrochemical, steel and alloys, pharmaceuticals, mechanical construction, and more.
Ohio pile drivers expertly and efficiently drive steel, concrete or wood piling into the earth during the early stages of construction. This skill is crucial to both a project’s success and the safety of workers, since the piling is also meant to hold back the earth during excavations, to set up the foundation of skyscrapers, highways, and bridges, and to build docks and wharfs. Many pile drivers are certified welders, while others are also commercial scuba divers, responsible for the underwater construction required by many industries including construction and power generation.