The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program is a four year term Apprenticeship that consists of 144 hours of class work per year. The journeyman status is granted when work opportunities are available, the apprentice completes a minimum of 4,000 hours of on-the-job training (over a four year period), successfully completes all related instructions, and has satisfactory monthly progress reports.

As a Heavy and Highway Carpenter apprentice, you will receive instruction on some of the following:

  • Construction Safety
  • Power Tools
  • Form Setting
  • Crane Signaling
  • Layout Construction Mathematics
  • Scaffolding Systems
  • Blueprint Reading
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Rigging & Signaling
  • Welding
  • Bidwell Machine (set-up & alignment)

As a Pile Driver apprentice,you will receive instruction on some of the following:

  • Construction Safety
  • Rigging
  • Crane Signaling
  • Construction Mathematics
  • Welding
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Bearing Piling
  • Sheet Piling
  • Coffer Dam Construction
More Info 2022 Carpenters Application Notice

Qualification Requirements Of The Program

  • Be at least 18 at the time of acceptance into the program
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Have dependable transportation
  • Pass the qualifying test
  • Doctor’s statement of physical ability
  • Able to attend a two week Pre-Job Training
  • Pass a drug test – drug use is not tolerated in the construction industry, where safety is a life and death issue

Contacts

Steve Schrecengost: 412-780-2984
Jason Shaffer: 412-922-6210

PITTSBURGH TRAINING CENTER

652 Ridge Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205

Contact: Jay Johnson
Telephone: (412)-262-1830
Fax: (412) 262-7836
Website: kmltf.org

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Apprenticeship & Career Opportunities

CARPENTERS

Carpenters assemble and construct forms for concrete structures including bridges, retaining walls, tunnels, subways, drainage structures, hydroelectric developments, locks, and dams.

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MASONS

Concrete is everywhere in the heavy/highway construction industry. A cement mason places, finishes, smooths, protects, and repairs exposed concrete surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, roads, and dams.

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LABORERS

Laborers are used for various projects in heavy/highway construction, working with hand, power, and air tools, rebar, traffic control, soil compaction, trenching/shoring projects, and more.

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OPERATING ENGINEERS

Operating engineers oversee the operation, maintenance, and repair of heavy construction equipment including cranes, backhoes, loaders, scrapers, and bulldozers, which is essential for creating roads, dams, bridges, and airports.

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CRAFT PROFESSIONALS

Skilled workers, heavy equipment operators, carpenters, concrete finishers, and laborers are needed! Learn about the benefits of union membership and career opportunities in western PA.

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INSPECTORS

Construction Inspectors ensure projects follow plans and specifications and are responsible for projects being completed on time and within budget.

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