JOINT APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING COMMITTEE
Ferndale, MI 48220
PHONE: (248) 541 - 2740
FAX: (248) 541 - 1660
WHO WE ARE
The Detroit Carpenters Apprenticeship School was formed in 1941 and since that time has become recognized as one of the finest training facilities in the nation. Our staff has introduced innovations in curriculum and training used throughout the country. With the cooperation of our Regional Council, contractors, and suppliers our objective is to provide state of the art training in all phases of carpentry.
To provide the union construction industry with highly skilled individuals capable of completing their projects in the most cost efficient manner while providing motivated individuals the knowledge, skills and benefits necessary to provide stability for themselves and their families.
Credits earned during this comprehensive four-year program are transferable to most universities offering construction management degrees. We also offer a variety of carpentry skill advancement classes in the evening available to union journeypersons designed to keep pace with new developments in tools, materials, and technical information.
The Detroit Carpentry Apprenticeship Program is designed to develop skilled carpenter journeypersons. The program consists of a four-year course of practical on-the-job training, supplemented by attendance once every two weeks at the Detroit Carpentry Apprenticeship School.
During the apprenticeship term, the apprentice is paid an ascending scale of wages ranging from approximately 44 percent of the journeyperson's scale when training begins to 85 percent during the final period of apprenticeship. In addition, they also receive vacation, holiday, pension, and insurance benefits.
Applications to the Detroit Carpentry Joint Apprenticeship and Training School will be accepted any Wednesday, 9:00 am to Noon at the school office throughout the year. Applicants must present the following in order to make application: (1) Birth Certificate (2) High School Diploma or G.E.D. (3) Social Security Card and (4) Drivers License or State of Michigan Identification. Upon placement with an employer, applicants must pass a drug test to be eligible to continue their participation in the Apprenticeship Program. Applicants are responsible for finding their own jobs with a contributing contractor. Our applicants are encouraged to solicit work from any of our contributing contractors.
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The direct entry of apprentices into the carpentry program
is made from letters of sponsorship, completed and dated by employers acceptable
to the Committee. The selection is made on the basis of the letter of
sponsorship and qualifications without regard to race, creed, color, national
origin, sex or nondiscriminatory basis in accordance with objective standards
which permits review after full and fair opportunity for application.
This page was last updated on 12/13/06.