HOW TO JOIN

PROCEDURES TO BECOME A CARPENTER APPRENTICE  Back to Top

The Carpenters Apprenticeship Program is a four - (4) year apprenticeship program approved by the State of California . Apprentices receive on the job training (through Employers signatory to the Union ) and related and supplemental instruction (through training centers) throughout the term of the program. Upon completion of the minimum requirements of the program a person is promoted to the classification of a Journeyman with a trade certificate. Upon successful completion, each person will receive a certificate from the State of California and from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.


In order to indenture into the apprenticeship program ( become an apprentice) a person must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be at least seventeen (17) years of age (no upper limit)
  2. Be able to do the work of the trade
  3. Have transportation or a way to get to the job site
  4. Secure a job with a contractor signatory to the Master Labor Agreement


Once a person has found a job with a Union Contractor, a Letter of Subscription must be filled out by the Employer. After the Employer has completed the Letter of Subscription, it can be taken to any one of the Local Unions listed. At the Local Union, you will fill out paperwork to complete your indenture into the apprenticeship program. At this time, you will also apply for membership into the Carpenters Union.


The following documents must be submitted upon filling out the paperwork at the union:

  1. Driver's License or Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card or Immigration Registration Card


You may wish to contact the Local Union in advance to find out what the required fees are at the time of indenture and the hours that they are open. The Local Union is also a good source of information regarding the availability of jobs and prospective contractors who may be in need of an apprentice.


APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS
LOCAL UNION 150
412 Dawson Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-1905
LOCAL UNION 409
533 S. Fremont Ave., Ste. 410
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 385-3510
LOCAL UNION 209
15881 Valley View Court
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-9303
LOCAL UNION 547
8595 Miralani Drive, Ste. B
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-2674
LOCAL UNION 630
341 E. Wardlow Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
(562) 427-0977
Los Angeles JATC Office
533 S Fremont Ave., Ste. 401
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 739-9339
LOCAL UNION 721
10015 Rose Hills Road
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 695-0571
Bakersfield Training Center
4747 E. Brundage Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 323-8759
LOCAL UNION 743
911 - 20 th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-1429
Ontario Training Center
3250 E. Shelby Street, Ste. 137
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 824-9033
LOCAL UNION 803
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #122
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 978-6232
Buena Park Training Center
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #137
Buena Park, CA 90621-8447
(714) 571-0449
LOCAL UNION 944
3250 E. Shelby Street, Ste. 122
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 887-2524
San Diego Training Center
8595 Miralani Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-2667
LOCAL UNION 2361
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #124
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 978-2361
Arroyo Grande Training Center
117 Poole Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 473-1800
LOCAL UNION 1506
5164 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-1506
Sylmar Training Center
15885 Valley View Court
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-7460
LOCAL UNION 1800
117 Poole Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 473-1800
Ventura Training Center
412 Dawson Drive
Ventura, CA 93012
(805) 482-1905


The applicant will be issued a Letter of Subscription, which must be signed by a Union Contractor and returned to a Carpenters Local Union closest to your home. The Letter of Subscription will be the ONLY form of indenture.

The applicant will sign an Apprentice Agreement and will receive a copy of the program Rules and Regulations.

The apprentice with previous work or school experience in the Carpenter Trade must furnish proof (letter from a previous contractor or school transcripts).

GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
The apprentice will furnish his or her own tools. The apprentice will be scheduled to school 3 months after he/she has indentured into the program. Each class is for one week (1), forty hours (40) every three months. The Apprentice will be required to purchase books relating to training. The apprentice must verify completion of a Red Cross / First Aid Multimedia course within one year from the date of indenture into the program. The Apprenticeship Training Program for Carpenters is a four (4) year program. The first period Apprentice wage rate is 40% of journeyman scale. The program is approved for on-the-job training benefits for veterans who qualify.

This program DOES NOT provide for summer or part time employment.

THE PAY AND BENEFITS REALLY ADD UP
The rewards of apprenticeship training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a skilled craftsperson. Union Carpenters belong to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the largest building trades Union of North America. You'll be working under the protection of a Union Contract, with health insurance, pension and welfare benefits. The Union Contract includes regular wage increases. You will gain experience using the most modern practices. In the long run, it pays to be the best you can be - a Union-trained carpenter.

PROCEDURES TO BECOME A CABINET AND STORE FIXTURE APPENTICE  Back to Top

All apprentices must be at least seventeen (17) years of age. All applicants will be required to complete a written application when seeking entry into this program. Written applications shall be received at the following location, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, during regular business hours.

Cabinet Makers JATC
10015 Rose Hills Road
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 699-0419

Upon making application for entry into the program, an apprentice shall be issued a Letter of Subscription to be signed by any solicited, approved contractor who may be interested in hiring the applicant. Completed Letters of Subscription are to be returned to the Cabinet Makers JATC office, at the above address. Upon making application or indenture, the apprentice shall receive a copy of the program rules and regulations. The apprentice applicant with previous work or school experience in the trade must furnish proof (letter from previous contractors or school transcript) at the time of indenture. The Letter of Subscription shall be the only recognized form of indenture.


GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

Upon indenture into the program, each apprentice shall be referred to Cabinet Makers, Millmen and Industrial Carpenters Local Union 721 for membership.


The following documents must be submitted upon filling out the paperwork at the union:

  1. Driver's License or Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card or Immigration Registration Card


Apprentices shall furnish their own tools. A tool list will be provided. Apprentices shall register in and attend day time training classes of related and supplemental instruction in addition to on-the-job training. Each class meets for one (1) week every three months. Apprentices shall purchase their own books for each period of apprenticeship. Apprentices shall verify the completion of a Red Cross/First Aid, Multi-media course within one (1) year of their indenture into the program. The current first period rate shall be 45% of the Journeyman scale. The Apprenticeship Program is a four (4) year program divided into eight (8) six month training periods and each apprentice shall be required to complete 8,000 on-the-job training hours. Each period of advancement shall be made by meeting the requirements of passing each period of related and supplemental classroom instruction and accumulating the necessary on-the-job training hours. Employment within the trade depends upon the availability of work in the industry and willingness to work. This program is approved for eligible veterans for on-the-job training benefits (not school). This program does not provide for summer or part time employment.


THE PAY AND BENEFITS REALLY ADD UP

The rewards of apprenticeship training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a skilled craftsperson. Union Cabinet Makers belong to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the largest building trades Union of North America. You'll be working under the protection of a Union Contract, probably with health insurance, pension and welfare benefits. The Union Contract includes regular wage increases. You will gain experience using the most modern practices. In the long run, it pays to be the best you can be - a Union-trained cabinet-maker.

PROCEDURES TO BECOME A MILLWRIGHT APPRENTICE  Back to Top

All apprentices must be at least seventeen (17) years of age. All applicants will be required to complete a written application when seeking entry into this program. Written applications shall be received at the following location, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, during regular business hours.

MILLWRIGHT LOCAL UNION #1607
3250 Shelby Street
Ontario, CA 91764-6584
(323) 724-0178

The following documents must be submitted upon filling out the paperwork at the union:

  1. Driver's License or Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card or Immigration Registration Card


GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

The apprentice will furnish his or her own tools. The apprentice will register in and attend the related and supplemental instruction required. Each apprentice will be required to attend 160 hours of daytime supplemental instruction per year. The apprentice will be required to purchase books for the course. The apprentice must verify completion of a Red Cross/First Aid Multi-media Course within one year from the date of their indenture into the program. The apprenticeship and training for a Millwright apprentice is four (4) years. The first period apprentice rate is 60% of Journeyman scale. The program does not provide for summer or part-time employment.


THE PAY AND BENEFITS REALLY ADD UP

The rewards of apprenticeship training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a skilled craftsperson. Union Millwrights belong to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the largest building trades Union of North America. You'll be working under the protection of a Union Contract, probably with health insurance, pension and welfare benefits. The Union Contract includes regular wage increases. You will gain experience using the most modern practices. In the long run, it pays to be the best you can be - a Union-trained millwright.

PROCEDURES TO BECOME A PILE DRIVER APPRENTICE  Back to Top

An apprentice applicant must be at least seventeen (17) years of age. The applicant shall be issued a Letter of Subscription to be signed by any union contractor who agrees to hire the applicant as an Apprentice. The apprentice applicant shall also be required to sign an apprentice agreement. If the applicant is seventeen (17) years of age, he/she shall be required to have a parent or guardian co-sign the agreement. Completed Letters of Subscription shall be returned to the Pile Drivers Local 2375 for processing. Upon indenture, an apprentice shall receive a copy of the rules and regulations. An Apprentice applicant with previous work experience in the trade must furnish proof (letters from previous contractors and school transcripts) at the time of indenture. The Letter of Subscription shall be the only recognized form of indenture.


GENERAL PROGRAM INFORMATION

Upon indenture the applicant shall be referred for membership and job dispatch. The following documents must be submitted upon filling out the paperwork at the union:

  1. Driver's License or Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card or Immigration Registration Card


Each apprentice must furnish their own tools and have reliable transportation to work and school. Each apprentice shall be required to register in and attend daytime training classes of related and supplemental instruction as scheduled in addition to on-the-job training. Letter of Subscription are available at:

PILE DRIVERS LOCAL UNION #2375
728 Lagoon Avenue
Wilmington, CA 90744
(310) 830-5300

THE PAY AND BENEFITS REALLY ADD UP

The rewards of apprenticeship training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a skilled craftsperson. Union Piledrivers belong to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the largest building trades Union of North America. You'll be working under the protection of a Union Contract, probably with health insurance, pension and welfare benefits. The Union Contract includes regular wage increases. You will gain experience using the most modern practices. In the long run, it pays to be the best you can be - a Union-trained piledriver.

PROCEDURES TO BECOME A FLOOR WORKER APPRENTICE  Back to Top

An apprentice applicant must be at least seventeen (17) years of age. There is no upper age limit. All applicants will be required to complete a written application when seeking entry into the program. Written applications will be received at the following location during normal business hours Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

CARPENTER FLOOR WORKERS JATC OFFICE
10015 Rose Hills Road
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 699-0419

The following documents must be submitted upon filling out the paperwork at the union:

  1. Driver's License or Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card or Immigration Registration Card


Upon making application, an apprentice applicant shall be issued a Letter of Subscription to be signed by any solicited contractor approved by the Union . A listing of approved contractors is available through the Local Union. Completed Letter of Subscription must be returned to the Floor workers JATC office for processing. Upon indenture, each apprentice shall be required to sign an apprentice agreement. If the applicant is seventeen (17) years of age, he/she must have a parent or guardian sign the agreement also. Upon indenture, each apprentice shall be referred to the Cabinet Makers, Millmen and Industrial Carpenters Local Union 721 for membership. Upon indenture into the program, the apprentice shall receive a copy of the rules and regulations. An apprentice applicant with previous experience in the trade or school experience must furnish proof (letters from previous contractor or school transcripts) at the time of indenture. Each apprentice shall be required to register in and attend daytime training classes as scheduled, in addition to on-the-job training. Each apprentice shall furnish their own tools. Each apprentice shall have reliable transportation to school and work. The Floor Worker Apprenticeship program is a three-year program.


THE PAY AND BENEFITS REALLY ADD UP

The rewards of apprenticeship training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a skilled craftsperson. Union Floor Workers belong to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the largest building trades Union of North America. You'll be working under the protection of a Union Contract, probably with health insurance, pension and welfare benefits. The Union Contract includes regular wage increases. You will gain experience using the most modern practices. In the long run, it pays to be the best you can be - a Union-trained floor-worker.

PROCEDURES TO BECOME A DRYWALL APPRENTICE  Back to Top
  1. An Apprentice applicant must be at least seventeen (17) years of age. There is no upper age limit.
  2. All applicants will be required to complete a written application when seeking entry into the program. Written applications will be received at the following locations:

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

Ontario Training Center
3250 E. Shelby Street, Ste. 137
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 824-9033

LOCAL UNION 150
412 Dawson Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-1905

Sylmar Training Center
15885 Valley View Court
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-7460

LOCAL UNION 1506
5164 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-1506

Buena Park Training Center
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #137
Buena Park, CA 90621-8447
(714) 571-0449

LOCAL UNION 1506-SAN DIEGO
8595 Miralani Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-2670

San Diego Training Center
8595 Miralani Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-2667

LOCAL UNION 2361
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #124
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 978-2361

Whittier Training Center
10015 Rose Hills Road
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 699-0419

LOCAL UNION 440-L
1605 N. Susan
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 554-1644

LOCAL UNION 743
911 - 20 th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-1429

LOCAL UNION 1800
117 Poole Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 473-1800

  1. Upon making application, an apprentice applicant will be issued a Letter of Subscription to be signed by Union Contractor. A Letter of Intent on company letterhead will also suffice in lieu of the Letter of Subscription.
  2. The applicant must return the completed Letter of Subscription or Letter of Intent to one of the above locations.
  3. The following documents must be submitted upon filling out the paperwork at the union:
    1. Driver's License or Birth Certificate
    2. Social Security Card or Immigration Registration Card
  4. Upon indenture, the apprentice will be required to sign an apprenticeship agreement and will receive a copy of the rules and regulations.
  5. Each apprentice must register in and attend daytime training classes as scheduled, in addition to on-the-job training.
  6. Each apprentice must furnish their own tools and have reliable transportation to school and work.
  7. Employment within the trade depends upon available work in the industry and a willingness to work.

THE PAY AND THE BENEFITS REALLY ADD UP

The rewards of apprenticeship training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a skilled craftsperson. Union Drywallers belong to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the largest building trades Union of North America. You'll be working under the protection of a Union Contract, probably with health insurance, pension and welfare benefits. The Union Contract includes regular wage increases. You will gain experience using the most modern practices. In the long run, it pays to be the best you can be - a Union-trained drywaller.


Southern California Drywall/Lather
Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Buena Park Training Center

7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #137
Buena Park, CA 90621-8447
PH. (714) 571-0449
FAX (714) 571-0747
EMAIL: octc@californiacarpenters.org

PROCEDURES TO BECOME AN ACOUSTICAL APPRENTICE  Back to Top
  1. An apprentice applicant must be at least seventeen (17) years of age. There is no upper age limit.
  2. All applicants will be required to complete a written application when seeking entry into the program. Written applications will be available at the following locations:

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

Ontario Training Center
3250 E. Shelby Street, Ste. 137
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 824-9033

LOCAL UNION 150
412 Dawson Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 482-1905

Sylmar Training Center
15885 Valley View Court
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-7460

LOCAL UNION 1506
5164 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-1506

Buena Park Training Center
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #137
Buena Park, CA 90621-8447
(714) 571-0449

LOCAL UNION 1506-SAN DIEGO
8595 Miralani Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-2670

San Diego Training Center
8595 Miralani Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-2667

LOCAL UNION 2361
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #124
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 978-2361

LOCAL UNION 743
911 - 20 th Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 327-1429

LOCAL UNION 1800
117 Poole Street
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 473-1800


  1. Upon making application, an apprentice applicant will be issued a Letter of Subscription to be signed by Union Contractor. A Letter of Intent on company letterhead will also suffice in lieu of the Letter of Subscription.
  2. The applicant must return the completed Letter of Subscription or Letter of Intent to one of the above locations.
  3. The following documents must be submitted upon filling out the paperwork at the union:
    1. Driver's License or Birth Certificate
    2. Social Security Card or Immigration Registration Card
  4. Upon indenture, the apprentice will be required to sign an apprenticeship agreement and will receive a copy of the rules and regulations.
  5. Each apprentice must register in and attend daytime training classes as scheduled, in addition to on-the-job training.
  6. Each apprentice must furnish their own tools and have reliable transportation to school and work.
  7. Employment within the trade depends upon available work in the industry and a willingness to work.

THE PAY AND BENEFITS REALLY ADD UP

The rewards of apprenticeship training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a skilled craftsperson. Union Acoustical Installers belong to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the largest building trades Union of North America. You'll be working under the protection of a Union Contract, probably with health insurance, pension and welfare benefits. The Union Contract includes regular wage increases. You will gain experience using the most modern practices. In the long run, it pays to be the best you can be - a Union-trained acoustical installer.


Southern California Acoustical Installers
Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Buena Park Training Center

7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #137
Buena Park, CA 90621-8447
PH. (714) 571-0449
FAX (714) 571-0747
EMAIL: octc@californiacarpenters.org

PROCEDURES TO BECOME AN INSULATOR & WEATHERSTRIPPING INSTALLER Back to Top

A trainee applicant must be at least seventeen (17) years of age. There is no upper age limit. All applicants shall be required to complete a written application when seeking entry into the program. Written applications are available at the following addresses during regular business hours:


APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

LOCAL UNION 944
3250 E. Shelby Street, Ste. 122
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 887-2524

LOCAL UNION 1506-SAN DIEGO
8595 Miralani Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-2670

LOCAL UNION 1506
5164 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-1506

LOCAL UNION 2361
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #124
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 978-2361


Upon making application, when seeking entry into the program, a Trainee applicant shall be issued a Letter of Subscription to be signed by Union contractor who agrees to hire him/her as a Trainee. A Letter of Intent on company letterhead will also suffice in lieu of the Letter of Subscription.

Completed Letter of Subscription or Letter of Intent shall be returned to one of the above addresses in order to indenture.


The following documents must be submitted upon filling out the paperwork at the union:

  1. Driver's License or Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card or Immigration Registration Card


Upon being indentured, the Trainee applicant shall sign an apprentice agreement.


A Trainee with previous work experience or school experience in the trade must furnish proof at the time of indenture.


Each Trainee shall furnish their own tools.


Employment within the trade depends upon availability of work in the industry and a willingness to work.


This program does not provide for either summer or part-time employment.


THE PAY AND BENEFITS REALLY ADD UP

The rewards of apprenticeship training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a skilled craftsperson. Union Insulators belong to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the largest building trades Union of North America. You'll be working under the protection of a Union Contract, probably with health insurance, pension and welfare benefits. The Union Contract includes regular wage increases. You will gain experience using the most modern practices. In the long run, it pays to be the best you can be - a Union-trained insulator.

PROCEDURES TO BECOME A PLASTERER APPRENTICE  Back to Top

An Apprentice applicant must be at least seventeen (17) years of age. There is no upper age limit. All applicants will be required to complete a written application when seeking entry into the program. Written applications will be received at the following locations:


APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

Ontario Training Center
3250 E. Shelby Street, #137
Ontario, CA 91764
(909) 824-9033

Local Union 440L
1605 N Susan
Santa Ana, CA 92706
(714) 554-1644

Sylmar Training Center
15885 Valley View Court
Sylmar, CA 91342
(818) 364-7460

Local Union 743
4747 E Brundage Lane
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 323-8759

Buena Park Training Center
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #137
Buena Park, CA 90621-8447
(714) 571-0449

Local Union 1506
5164 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 660-1506

Whittier Training Center
10015 Rose Hills Road
Whittier, CA 90601
(562) 699-0419

Local Union 1506 - San Diego
8595 Miralani Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-2670

San Diego Training Center
8595 Miralani Drive
San Diego, CA 92126
(858) 621-2667

Local 1800 - Arroyo Grande
117 Poole
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 473-1800

Ventura Training Center
412 Dawson Drive
Camarillo, CA 93012
(805) 388-9593

Local Union 2361
7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #124
Buena Park, CA 90621
(714) 978-2361


Upon making application, an apprentice applicant will be issued a Letter of Subscription to be signed by a Union Contractor. A Letter of Intent on company letterhead will also suffice in lieu of the Letter of Subscription. The applicant must return the completed Letter of Subscription or Letter of Intent to one of the above locations.


The following documents must be submitted upon filling out the paperwork at the union:

  1. Driver's License or Birth Certificate
  2. Social Security Card or Immigration Registration Card


Upon Indenture, the apprentice will be required to sign an apprentice agreement and will receive a copy of the rules and regulations. Each apprentice must register in and attend daytime training classes as scheduled, in addition to on-the-job training. Each apprentice must furnish their own tools and have reliable transportation to school and work. Employment within the trade depends upon available work in the industry and a willingness to work.


This program does not provide for summer or part-time employment.


THE PAY AND BENEFITS REALLY ADD UP

The rewards of apprenticeship training are the good wages and benefits you receive as a skilled craftsperson. Union PLASTERERS belong to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, the largest building trades Union of North America. You'll be working under the protection of a Union Contract, probably with health insurance, pension and welfare benefits. The Union Contract includes regular wage increases. You will gain experience using the most modern practices. In the long run, it pays to the best you can be - a Union-trained PLASTERER.


Southern California Plastering
Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
Buena Park Training Center

7111 Firestone Blvd., Suite #137
Buena Park, CA 90621-8447
PH. (714) 571-0449
FAX (714) 571-0747
EMAIL: octc@californiacarpenters.org