2023 Ohio Graduation

In February, we celebrated 863 graduates from 2020, 2021, and 2022: with over 400 walking across the stage for the Ohio Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program’s graduation ceremony.
With the restriction of large events in Ohio over the last couple of years, this was the first ceremony in 3 years. Congratulations to all the graduates who attended and those not able to make it who celebrated completing their apprenticeship over the last 3 years! Each year, the Regional Council celebrates the achievements of the union’s newest journey-level carpenters.

The Director of Education for the Indiana/Kentucky Joint Apprenticeship Training Fund, Adam Fedak, told the crowd: “The apprenticeship is not an easy path. It requires dedication, sacrifice, and a thirst for knowledge. As our apprentices graduate tonight, they step into a world of endless opportunities.”

Several of our graduates represented the esteemed Helmets to Hardhats program, which helps veterans find their next mission in a union

apprenticeship after their military service. These brave men and women who have honorably served our country in the US Marines, US Army, US National Guard, and US Army Reserves have now transitioned into rewarding careers in carpentry. Their dedication to both our nation and the construction industry is truly commendable.

Congratulations to all of our Ohio Graduates from 2020 to 2023!