The Carpenters Joint Apprentice Training Center of Philadelphia & Vicinity exists to provide first class quality training to members and contractors associated with the Metropolitan Regional Council. The Joint Apprentice Committee consist of a 20 member board, 10 representatives of management and 10 representatives of labor. This 20 member committee has one focus, to keep our training center the Best in the United States. Our school for teaching Apprentices associated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters was established in 1945 through the U.S. Department of Labor. Since then we have continued to grow and improve. We currently have 4 training centers in various locations servicing Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Mission Statement: The mission of the CJATC is to provide state-of-the-art training for members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC). We transfer skills and knowledge from highly-skilled and experienced instructors to union members using cutting-edge curriculum developed at the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF). In addition, the CJATC and Industry Subject Matter Experts continue to modify and develop curriculum to stay relevant in the constantly changing construction environment. Increasing the skills of our members and enabling them to do their very best work on the job is our top priority. We consider skill, safety, productivity, and attitude to be the keys to success for our members, our contractors, and our union. We are committed to providing the union and our signatory contractors a strong competitive advantage in the construction industry.
William C. Sproule