Welcome to the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Training Center


Attention members, the CITF will honor the current grace period on your Scaffold Qualification until December 31, 2022. After December 31, 2022, all Scaffold Qualifications will no longer have a grace period. If you expire this year, you MUST complete the Scaffold Refresher before December 31, 2022. Failing to refresh before December 31, 2022, will require you to attend a full 40-hour Scaffold Qualification class.

If you do not expire this year, please check your expiration date on your Training Verification Card (TVC) and refresh your Scaffold Qualification PRIOR to the expiration date.

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 Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and 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

  • Live in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County

  • Commitment to attending all training dates outlined below

Spring/Summer 2022 Training Dates:

February 11 - March 11 - Application Period
March 15, 2022 6PM– Virtual Information Session

March 21 - March 25  - Virtual Interviews

12 Full Days of Training - Saturdays 8AM-3:30PM

April 9th, 23rd, 30th

May 7th, 14th, 21st

June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

July 9th, 16th

Philadelphia Carpenters JAC
10401 Decatur Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

If you meet the application requirements above, CLICK HERE TO APPLY - APPLICATION CLOSES MARCH 11th


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/

Carpenter Training Instructor

Carpenter Apprentice and Journeyman Skill Upgrading Instructor

Job Summary

The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Philadelphia & Vicinity is looking to continue its long tradition of training a qualified workforce that is prepared to ensure the most challenging construction projects can be completed safely and ahead of schedule. The JAC has been designed to help create many skilled craftspeople for our evolving workforce. It is essential for us to help others attain a successful career path with the highest quality instruction into the construction industry.

Your role as an instructor can and will be an extremely influential one. You are the key instrument on which the environment in your classroom and shop rises to meet the expectations of your students. Understand that you set the tone for the students’ first experience as a UBC apprentice.  We work as a team and support all efforts of the training center.  You will need to cross train to aid in efficient time management and support fellow instructors.

With the support of your Training Director, Coordinator and staff, you will work as a major part of a team in a fast paced and task-oriented training environment. You will mainly work in our local training center in Philadelphia, PA.  Travel, to our other training centers but not limited to, in general is a requirement of the job.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Candidates must be a current UBC Journeymen in good standing
  • A graduate of the Carpenters JAC is strongly recommended
  • Minimum of 10 years of well-rounded UBC experience in the respective trade
  • Foreman or superintendent experience recommended
  • Strong leadership and presentation skills are critical as well as the ability to connect with students and create a positive and efficient learning environment for all students
  • Familiarization with MS Office
  • Fully COVID Vaccinated
  • UBC Qualifications and Certifications are a plus
  • Expert knowledge in, but not limited to, Vertical Concrete Systems, Layout Technologies (Total Station), Interior Systems, Scaffolding, OSHA Safety as well as Door & Hardware


All interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume with references no later than June 17th, 2022 to: 

Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Committee of Philadelphia & Vicinity
jactraining@jaccarpenters.org – Robert Landy


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.


The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship and Training Fund of Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Carbon, Berks and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, nationality or ethnic origin in admission policies, educational policies, scholarship loan agreements, and any other school administered programs.  Anyone desiring information on the program or notice of application times may contact the school by writing to the Carpenters JATC, 10401 Decatur Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19154, by calling 215-824-2303, or at the website www.carpentersofphila.com.


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