Pekin Apprenticeship and Training Program
Welcome to the official home page of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program Pekin Campus. Our training program combines hands-on classroom education by qualified instructors along with on-the-job training. Apprentices attend 4 weeks of hands-on training per year. This “earn while you learn” approach gives you the opportunity to earn a good living wage while developing highly marketable skills…for life. We offer apprenticeships for carpentry, floor coverers, and millwrights. This is an exciting and satisfying career offering life-long careers in the construction industry. A UBC apprentice is someone who learns a trade while working under the guidance of a skilled journey level worker. Apprenticeship programs are available to anyone who is interested in becoming a UBC apprentice and who is willing to apply him/herself to learning a trade. You earn while you learn the trade. Union journeymen wages and fringe benefits are negotiated on their behalf by the union through collective bargaining with signatory contractors.
Our apprenticeship program partners with community colleges to offer college credit for apprenticeship classes. Our on-site facilities include a dormitory for students living outside a 50-mile radius of Pekin, giving you the opportunity to take advantage of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program, no matter where you live within the district. The dormitory features a comfortable, home-like setting with recreational facilities free of charge for all apprentices. To learn more about our four-year apprenticeship program, or journeymen advancement opportunities once your program is completed, select the appropriate link.
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program Pekin Campus
904 Brenkman Drive
Pekin, IL 61554
Phone: (309) 353-4232 | Fax: (309) 353-3853
Training Director: Robert W. Swegle