Welcome to the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Training Center

CARP Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunity

The Carpenters Joint Apprentice Committee of Philadelphia & Vicinity, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, and the General Building Contractors Association, have partnered to offer the Carpenters’ Apprentice Ready Program (CARP). CARP’s goal is to identify and train motivated females, minorities, and other Philadelphia County residents that have existing barriers to employment in the building trades.

Classes prepare candidates to complete the intake process for the Philadelphia Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Program and to be successful as a Union Carpenter in the field from day one. CARP is a Pre-Apprenticeship program registered with the PA Department of Labor. Training Includes:
· Interview Skills, Resume Building, Job Search Skills
· Being Successful in Construction through Attitude, Character, and Ethics
· Working with the Tools and Material – Shop Skills & Safety
· Construction Math – Measurement and Beyond

Applicants should possess above average manual dexterity, coordination, and balance. Carpenters work both indoors and outdoors in extreme weather. The work is hard and physical by nature.

Requirements at time of Application Include:
· High School Diploma/GED
· Participants must be 18 years old.
· A Valid Driver’s license is required at time of application.
· Be able to pass a drug screening
· Commitment to attending all training dates outlined below

2021 Training Dates:
October 8 – November 12 – Application Period

12 Full Days of Training
January 8th, 15th, 22rd, 29th, 2022 – Classroom & Shop Instruction
February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2022– Classroom & Shop Instruction
March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2022– Classroom & Shop Instruction
Philadelphia Carpenters JAC
10401 Decatur Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154


At all JAC facilities you are required to wear a mask regardless of vaccination status.

Send us your COVID Vaccination Information

Members who are fully vaccinated can now upload their Vaccine information.

CLICK HERE to upload your vaccine information.

NOTE: All members will be required to wear a mask while at the training center regardless of vaccination status.

Click Here for the Online Virtual Information Session Registration

As of now all spots for our present Information Sessions have been filled. If you are still interested and would like to be wait listed please follow the link below. We will be pulling that wait list for future Information Sessions.  When registering please do not use an email address with comcast.net or hotmail.com.  We are experiencing technical difficulties with them at this time.

To register now click: https://jac.carpentersaip.org/

Online Training Opportunity

You must log in to the CITF Online Learning Center linked below to access the following courses.

The new COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification (CITF) online course covers the rules and procedures outlined in the March 20, 2020, OSHA Guideline Document. This online course is available to all members through the CITF Learning Management System (LMS). Upon completion of the course and test, the COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification (CITF) course will display on the member’s Training Verification Card (TVC).

There is also a new ICRA: Best Practices Awareness (CITF) online course to promote communication, awareness, and protocols for working in occupied health-care facilities available in this same CITF Online Learning Center.

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Hello Brothers and Sisters,

Brothers Frank Hawk and the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters have created and shared an timely, poignant and very important video on mental illness and suicide.

This is very relevant in construction and I think we all will benefit by viewing it. In these challenging times let’s try to be “Our Brother’s Keeper”.


Public Announcement Requirement

Carpenters JAC, 10401 Decatur Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154 is applying to become a candidate for accreditation with the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Persons wishing to make comments should either write the Executive Director of the Commission, Council on Occupational Education, 7840 Roswell Road, Bldg. 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350, or submit their comments through the Council's Website (www.council.org). Persons making comments must provide their names and mailing addresses.


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