The program has grown from about 300 apprentices at the time of
the merger to over 500 at one point in 2002. We currently have
over 400 apprentices enrolled and depending on the construction
market, are prepared for additional growth.
All apprentices are required to be registered with the Connecticut
State Apprenticeship Council. State and Federal regulations require
that each apprentice attend related training classes for 144 hours
per year. We make arrangements for the apprentices to come in for
1 full week (36 hours), 4 times per year: about 1 week every 3
months. Apprentices are required to attend training the week that
they are scheduled. We strongly discourage rescheduling. Absences,
tardiness and any other lost time must be made up.
Apprentices must provide their own transportation and hand tools.
Apprentices are allowed to collect unemployment for the week of
related training if they are otherwise eligible to collect.
We have made every effort to revise and
improve the curriculum in order to provide the best and most
updated training possible.
Although our philosophy is to provide a well-rounded carpentry
education, we do attempt to make training assignments based on
the trainee’s current employment situation. Classes currently
• One week basic Orientation for
• Basic and advanced Concrete Formwork classes
Basic and advanced Metal Framing & Drywall classes
• Basic and advanced Wood Framing classes
• Interior Trim
Builders Level & Transit
• Suspended Ceilings
• Blueprint Reading
• Basic Welding
• Basic Rigging
• Solid surface installation
Doors & Hardware
• Basic Piledriving
• Floor covering-carpet, VCT, sheet goods (for employees of Flooring
All classes include safety, tools, materials, math, blueprints
and layout. Classes are designed to provide hands-on experience
as well as theory.