Apprenticeship By the Numbers

$50 million:
Amount the Building Trades invest in training annually, completely funded by union members.

Number of Building Trades Training Centers in Ohio.

Percentage of Ohio’s female construction apprentices enrolled in JATC programs.

Percentage of minority apprentices enrolled in registered Building Trades apprenticeships.

Over 80%:
Percentage of construction apprentices in Ohio are currently enrolled in a registered Building Trades apprenticeship program, making ACT Ohio’s members the leaders in construction training.


Apprenticeship Training

A Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) provides funding, support, and standardized curriculum for each craft’s training program.

It is a myth that in order to be successful, you must obtain a college degree. At more than 80 state-of-the-art training facilities across the state, Building Trade Apprenticeships programs work to help the apprentice acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to work efficiently and produce high quality craftsmanship in every area of the construction field.

These training facilities are 100% funded by local unions and their contractor partners, and training – including college credit – is offered tuition-free. Many apprentices receive credits toward an Associate’s Degree while earning competitive wages, healthcare and retirement benefits.

Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATCs) are established by the Building Trades unions and their partner contractors to provide funding, support, and standardized curriculum – including OSHA safety training – for each craft training program.

ACT Ohio affiliates, through their JATCs, invest nearly $50 million each year to ensure that their organized construction workforce is the safest and most qualified in the industry – at no cost to taxpayers.

A JATC-trained Journeyperson receives certified training and is kept current on the latest safety and technological developments throughout their career; ensuring a safer, more skilled workforce.

Registered Building Trades Apprentices earn college credits, competitive wages, healthcare, and retirement benefits while learning their craft. Apprentices work alongside  journeymen and women on job sites during the day, and attend classes several nights a week. The training of these skilled craftsmen and women occurs at no cost to taxpayers.

ACT Ohio is proud to help recruit the next generation of Boilermakers, Bricklayers, Cement Masons and Plasterers, Electricians, Insulators, Iron Workers, Elevator Constructors, Painters, Laborers, Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Roofers, Sheet Metal Workers and Teamsters.

ACT Ohio affiliates, through their JATCs, invest MILLIONS of dollars each year to ensure their members are the safest and most qualified construction workers in the industry – at no cost to taxpayers.

Click here for a list of the Building Trades offering apprenticeships in Ohio. On the next page, click on each trade to find out more about the work they perform.


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