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   CONNECTICUT CARPENTERS

APPRENTICE & TRAINING FUND

PROGRAM INFORMATION 

The Connecticut Carpenters Apprentice and Training Program is located at:

500 Main Street, Yalesville, Connecticut, 06492.

 

                 Contact: Richard Christ, Director or  Sandi Mizenko Office Manager

                                                       at (203) 284-1362 or toll- free at (877) 999- 5088.

 

The Carpenters Apprenticeship Program is an 8,000-hour training program (requiring approximately 4 years to complete).  Program credit can be given f or previous experience. Applicants are tested and evaluated on a regular basis.

 Testing is held:

YALESVILLE  the first Tuesday of each month at 8:00 A.M. SHARP            MONROE - the second Friday of each month at 8:00 A.M. SHARP                  

        NEW LONDON - the second Tuesday of each month at 9:00 A. M. SHARP

  

Qualifications to enter the apprenticeship program:

    applicants must be at least 18years of age or older;

    applicants must be physically able to perform the work of a carpenter;

    must have a high school diploma, GED, or proof of enrollment in a GED program;

    reliable transportation is necessary;

    Applicants must successfully complete a drug screening test.

 

Prospective apprentices take two tests: a math qualifying test and a tape measure test. Experienced carpenters may take a written journeyperson's test.     Applicants also f ill out two applications, one for training and one for union membership. Applicants are interviewed to determine eligibility and entry level.

 Following evaluation, those who qualify at the journey level are referred to a Carpenters Union Business Representative for job referral and Union membership information. Applicants who are found to be eligible f or the apprentice program can enter the program when they are placed with a union contractor for employment. Pre-admission  Drug screening is  also required.

Upon acceptance to the training program, apprentices must join the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and register with the State of Connecticut Department of Labor Apprenticeship Council. There is a $100 initiation/registration fee.

 Apprentices receive on-the-job training while working alongside Journeyperson Carpenters and they also receive related training at the training center in Yalesville. Related training takes place four weeks a year in one-week intervals per quarter.


The training hours are 7:00 A .M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Thursday.  Apprentices must attend 144 hours of training per year.  If Apprentices are eligible, they can collect unemployment f or the week they are in school.

Apprentices are paid by the contractor f or on-the-job training. The starting pay rate is 50% of a Journeyperson Carpenters pay rate, which is determined by the collective bargaining agreement between the Signatory    Contractors  and the Carpenters Union. Apprentices may start at a higher pay scale if they are given credit for previous training or work experience. Pay increases are given f or every 1,000 hours of training in 5% increments with   a 15% increase after the final 1,000-hour increment of training to 100 %.

Upon completion of the 8,000-hour apprenticeship program, apprentices graduate to Journeyperson level and receive certification from the Connecticut Department of Labor and The United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Apprentices must comply with The Connecticut Carpenters Apprentice & Training Fund Policies and be members in good standing with the Carpenters Union to participate in the Apprenticeship Program.

DIRECTIONS TO TRAINING FACILITY:

     I-91 North to ex it 15, left off exit, onto RT 68, follow approximately 3 miles to intersection off

RT 150, take a right onto Route 150 (Main Street), we are a mile on the right (Carpenters Union Local 24).

     I-91 South  to exit 15, right off exit onto RT 68, follow approximately 3 miles to intersect ion off

RT 150, take a right onto Route 150 (Main Street), we are a   mile on the right (Carpenters Union Local 24).

Additional information may be obtained at one of the following Local Union off ices:

PLEASE DO NOT CALL ANY OF THE LOCALS BELOW FOR TESTING RESULTS!!! PLEASE CALL THE "CONTACT” NUMBERS LISTED ON THE FRONT OF THIS SHEET.

         Local 24:

(203) 265-6242 or 1-877-924-6242

500 Main Street, Yalesville, CT  06492

 

        Local 43:

(860)  296-8564 or 1-877-562-2543

885 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, CT   06114

 

         Local 210:

            (203)334-4300                                                                                                                                                                                          618 Main Street, Monroe, CT  06468

 

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