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How To Apply to Carpentry Apprenticeship

If you are interested in a carpentry apprenticeship, you must apply directly to the Southern Wisconsin Carpentry Joint Apprenticeship Committee and/or Associated Builders and Contractors (the application does NOT go through Madison College).

The application procedure for union carpentry apprenticeship is on the Building and Construction Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin website. Or contact:

Southern Wisconsin Carpentry Joint Apprenticeship Committee
5202 Monument Lane
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 241-0960

The application procedure for ABC carpentry apprenticeship is on the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) website. Or contact:

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
5330 Wall Street
Madison, WI 53718
(800) 829-9926

All apprenticeships require an employer sponsor. After meeting the application requirements, you will be responsible for finding an employer to sponsor you as an apprentice before you may begin the program.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 17 years of age

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Meet required norms on aptitude test (if required)
  • Physically able to perform trade
  • Valid driver’s license or reliable transportation