The Cabinet, Display and Millwork (CDM) Apprenticeship Program, sponsored
by the St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee, is designed to
provide the skills and knowledge involved in the manufacture of
architectural furniture, cabinets, trade show displays, and millwork. The CDM Apprenticeship Program is another great way to balance learning while
earning money working in the trade!
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Physically able to perform work of the trade
- Complete application process
- Application Process
- Indenturing Process
- Apprenticeship Process
- Apply in person at the CJAP main office (see
St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP)
Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters’ Training Center
St. Louis, MO 63123
314-457-8300, ext. 334
- Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30
p.m. (except holidays) at CJAP. Applicants must present proof of age
(photo ID) when applying.
- There is no cost to an apprentice except for a small book fee, monthly
union dues, and purchase of hand tools (see
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.
- Submit application to CJAP.
- View a video designed to give a brief overview of the program.
- Get a job with a signatory contractor and obtain a letter of intent
from the contractor.
- Bring letter of intent to CJAP (after completing application).
- Pay $30.00 to purchase a textbook and workbook. At this time, class
dates will be scheduled with the cabinetmaker lead instructor.
- Obtain required tools (see Tool Tips and Lists).
- Start job.
- Report to CJAP Apprentice Training Center for scheduled classes.
- At the first class, complete the necessary documents to register as a
cabinetmaker apprentice with the U. S. Department of labor’s Bureau of
Apprenticeship and Training:
- The apprenticeship agreement
- Instructions for new apprentices
- The program rules
- Personal information sheet
- Safety quiz pretest
- Training and pay progresses as the apprentice completes “units”. (see
- Achieve Journey level status by earning 48 blocks and 5400 hours