New Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity in Ohio

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It’s even easier than ever to get started in a new career. The Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program is offering a new direct-entry pre-apprenticeship program at no cost.

This 40-hour class offered during evenings or weekends acts as a condensed orientation into carpentry, millwright, pile driving, and floor covering careers.  Enrolling now for classes beginning in March, Pre-Apprentices will learn to use power tools in a safe manner and will receive college credit for the hours.

Ohio Carpenters’ Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program will be offering these classes statewide.  Training centers are located around the state near Columbus, Toledo, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, OH. The class is designed to offer an option to work around a full-time job and test out a new career path. Upon competition of the pre-apprenticeship, participants receive direct entry into the IKORCC apprenticeship.

This new program is designed to create flexibility for working adults.  For those who may want try out the trades or who just aren’t able to quit their day-job yet, this evening and weekend option is a great opportunity.  For more information on this program, please contact your local training center.




Indiana Kentucky Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) represents over 35,000 men and women tradespeople in 40 locals in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. A proud affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, which has a century-plus tradition of representing the best of building trades.

The apprenticeship is a four-year program that offers a solid education, in the classroom and on the job. Apprentices learn from a hands-on approach within the training centers and in the field. We take an “earn-as-you-learn” approach to our apprenticeship, ensuring you can earn a good, living wage with benefits for your family – right from the start.

IKORCC apprenticeships offer a direct path to a rewarding career and a financially solid future. Financial security, high demand careers, pride in your skills, and a sense of community: the IKORCC apprenticeship delivers it all in a comprehensive, highly respected program.