Carpenters Apprenticeship Program


Carpenters Program
Skill Advancement Training
College Credit
Advanced Standings
Course Offerings
Pay Information


Carpenter Application

Carpenter Application

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Millwright Application

Earn while you learn The Apprenticeship Program is a great balance of learning while you earn money working in the trade!


  •  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 Carpenters main office Directions

Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (SICJAP)
2290 So. Illinois St.

Belleville, IL 62220
Phone: 618-277-2051
Coordinator: Alex Gromada

  •  Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except
     holidays) at CJAP. 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, monthly union dues,
     and purchase of hand tools (see Apprenticeship Process).

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy As To Students

The Carpenters' Apprenticeship Program 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 CJAP.
  •  Get a job with a signatory contractor (see Employment) and obtain a letter of intent from the contractor.
  •  Bring letter of intent to CJAP along with $35 for the processing fee, Photo ID, and SSN card (after completing application) and the ability to produce a negative drug screen.
  •  Sign Apprenticeship Agreement and Union Membership.
  •  Get scheduled for New Apprentice course.
  •  Report to job site.

Apprenticeship Process

  •  Obtain required tools (see Basic Tools).
  •  Start job.  Note: Employed apprentices are registered with the U. S. Department of Office
     of Apprenticeship.
  •  Report to Carpenters' Training Center when notified (usually about 3 months after completion of new apprenticeship 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". (see Apprentice Pay)
  •  Achieve Journey level status after completing 18 units and 6,000 hours on-the-job
     learning (approximately four years of apprenticeship).



Southern Illinois Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (SICJAP)
2290 So. Illinois St.
Belleville, IL 62220