Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program

About the South Central Ohio Carpenters’ Training Center

Apprentices can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Applied Industrial Technology from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), at no additional cost to the student

The training center sits on a 20,000-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 300 apprentices are trained at the Center every year

More than 200,000 hours of apprenticeship training are completed each year

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

More than 700 journeyman are trained at the Center every year

More than 20,000 hours in journeyman upgrade training is completed annually

The Center has placed 2,000 professional carpenters in the field over the last 20 years

The Center’s six instructors have a combined 135 years of experience

Apprentices receive hands-on instruction, including the use of the industry’s latest technologies. The 20,000 square-foot facility includes individual shops for each building trades program: carpentry, floor covering and millwright/pile driver as well as classrooms and a state-of-the-art technology learning center.

What You Will Learn

The training center serves union carpenter apprentices and journeymen from 27 Ohio counties and three counties in West Virginia.

Counties in South Central 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

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.”