The Regional Council, in cooperation with partner contractors, operates the largest apprentice training program in Wisconsin and the second-largest in Minnesota. Combined, we train more than 1,600 men and women for a better future.
To qualify for an apprenticeship, you must:
An apprentice is a person in the process of becoming a skilled carpenter through training and experience. All of our crafts and signatory contractors operate state-certified training programs. All of our apprenticeships combine classroom and hands-on training with on-the-job experience. The training is free. Plus, apprentices earn livable wages while they learn. An apprenticeship typically lasts four years… about as long as it takes to complete a college degree. When you're done, you'll be earning more money than many college graduates (with no student loans to pay off). To meet our training standards, apprentices work as many as 7,000 hours on the job, side-by-side with skilled industry veterans. Instructors reinforce this on-the-job experience with between 144 and 520 hours of classroom and hands-on lessons at our training centers.
Click on a Training Center for the current class schedule:
740 Olive Street
Saint Paul, MN 55130
1298 North Hunting Valley Road
Saint Paul, MN 55108
5238 Miller Trunk Highway
Hermantown, MN 55811
6692 - 10th Avenue SW
Rochester, MN 55902
For other training locations visit the NCSRCC website WWW.NORTHCOUNTRYCARPENTER.ORG
If you would like to see your training records, certifications, etc., go to the Regional Council's website www.northcountrycarpenter.org and sign in to your membership account by clicking on the "Members Only" link and signing in with your last name and Member ID#. Once you have logged into your membership account, see the instructions on how to login to see your training records.
If any of the information in TRAIN is incorrect, contact the training center in your area or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training is what sets Union Carpenters apart. Training gives us the skills we need to:
•Do a better job
•Get more done in less time
•Get it right the first time
•Work more safely
Our commitment to training builds the skilled, productive workforce our economy needs today and in the future. Our training helps our signatory contractors compete, stay profitable, and succeed. Our productivity helps them win jobs. It keeps us working. It helps us earn the wages and benefits that give us a better life.