WV EAS Carpenter Training Center

Apprenticeship Opportunities

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WV Carpenter Training Center

110 Boyles Ln,
Parkersburg, WV 26104

(304) 428-1891

Training Director: Everette Johnson

WV EAS Carpenter Training Center

Carpentry is a vast trade and the skills our members provide begins with our extensive training programs. The Apprenticeship Program offers a four-year program in the area of carpentry — commercial, residential and heavy construction. Additionally, separate specialized programs exist for floor laying, cabinet making, and mill working. You can also become a pile driver or a millwright. In the program, safety and professional skills are emphasized.  Interested applicants must pass certain testing requirements before acceptance in the program, including:

18 years of age
High school graduate or hold the equivalent GED
Must be physically capable of performing the work of the trade
Must have a valid driver’s license and suitable transportation
Must be available for full-time employment when called by a union official

As part of the final selection process, the applicant will be responsible for the expense of  a drug test by a drug-testing laboratory chosen by the Joint Apprentice Committee. In addition, random drug tests may be conducted at any time while in the Apprenticeship Program.

Must indicate interest, desire, and willingness to learn
Genuine interest in the trade as opposed to just looking for a job
Sense of responsibility for performance, materials, safety
Ability to work with others as part of a crew
Positive attitude towards school – must see it as an opportunity, not just a requirement


High school imbedded skills training
Career and technology center training
Mechanical Drawing
Blueprint Reading

Opportunities in construction depend heavily upon the ability of the individual to travel throughout the area of union jurisdiction to wherever workers are needed.
To apply, please visit our website:  www.wvcarpenter.com

The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.