Carpenters and millwrights are building Michigan’s future – and you can be part of our union by becoming an apprentice today.

A professional career with superior training and a secure future

The apprenticeship school is a paid, four year program consisting of practical, on-the-job training and state-of-the-art classroom experience.

As a union apprentice you will:
  • Develop the skills and knowledge to start a career today.
  • Be paid good wages on an ascending scale.
  • Earn a pension, annuity, and insurance benefits.
  • Continually build upon your skills even after graduation.
  • Earn college credits at participating community colleges.
Joint Apprentice School Admission Requirements
  • Applicants must submit the following: proof of age, high school diploma, or G.E.D., social security card or U.S. work authorization document, and driver’s license or state identification.
  • Applicants must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Applicants must comply with applicable immigration work rules and regulations.
  • Drug screen is required.
Apprentice Pay Scale

Based on journeyman scale

40% 1st Year: 40%-65%
60% 2nd Year: 60%-75%
70% 3rd Year: 70%-85%
80% 4th Year: 80%-95%

Select "Get Started" to begin your journey!

The apprenticeship is great. It might seem intimidating but the instructors are here to help you. Before this, I was working two part-time jobs. I couldn’t provide for my family. Now, I can.
Nicole Maurer Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights