Must be at least 18 years old
Complete application process
1. Application Process
2. Indenturing Process
3. Apprenticeship Process

Application Process
Apply in person at the Electricians main office (see Directions):
Associated Electrical Contractors Local Union 57 Joint Apprenticeship Program
Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters' Training Center
8300 Valcour Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 457-9245 phone
(314) 457-9247 fax
Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(except holidays) at AECLU57JAP. Applicants must present proof of age
(photo ID) when applying.
See if you qualify for entry into the Apprenticeship Program with
Advanced Standings!

There is no cost to an apprentice except for the processing fee, initiation fee, monthly union dues, and purchase of hand tools (see Apprenticeship Process).
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students:
The Carpenters' Joint Training Fund of St. Louis admits students of any race,
color, national and ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its school.
It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Indenturing Process
Submit application to AECLU57JAP.
Get a job with a signatory contractor (see Employment) and obtain a letter of intent from the contractor.
Bring letter of intent to AECLU57JAP along with $10 for the processing fee (after
completing application) and the ability to produce a negative drug screen.
Sign Apprenticeship Agreement and Union Membership.
Bring an initiation fee of $40 to join the local.
Complete Orientation course.
Report to job site.

Apprenticeship Process

Obtain required tools (see Basic Tools) Start job.
Note: Employed apprentices are registered with the US Department of Labor's
Office of Apprenticeship.
Report to Ranken Technical College when notified (usually about 3 months after
completion of orientation course). Apprentices report to school for one 5-day period of training (one unit), every three months.
Training and pay progresses as the apprentice completes units and on-the-job learning hours.
Achieve Journey level status after completing 20 units and 8,000 hours on-the-job
experience (approximately five years of apprenticeship).


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