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Apprenticeships around Central Ohio

"An apprenticeship within the building trades offers women and men excellent career opportunities by training them to become highly skilled construction workers ready to take on jobs that will be both personally satisfying and lucrative.

Apprentices earn while they learn, meaning they receive on-the-job training and classroom instruction while earning a living wage. This on-the-job experience allows apprentices to learn the trade from experienced journeymen, gaining valuable insight and knowledge on a number of different aspects of their job. Besides learning on the jobsite, apprentices also receive free, mandatory classroom instruction, where they are taught many of the fundamentals and advanced concepts they will use throughout their career.

By joining an apprenticeship with one of our affiliated trades, an individual is eligible to earn a living wage, health and retirement benefits and a free education."

- Columbus Building Trades Council -

Boilermakers Local 105

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is a diverse union representing workers throughout the United States and Canada in industrial construction, repair, and maintenance; manufacturing; shipbuilding and marine repair; railroads; mining and quarrying; cement kilns; and related industries.


Contact: Joey Ludford

Phone: 740-289-2523
Address for Applications:
P.O. Box 858, Piketon OH 45661

Application Period: Every two years
Program Length: 4 years
Classroom Hours: 144 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 6,000 hours over 4 years


Bricklayers Local 55

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) is the oldest continuous union in North America and represents the most highly skilled trowel trades craftworkers across the United States and Canada including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tilesetters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers and refractory workers.


Contact: John Conner

Address for Applications: 
3005 Lamb Ave. Columbus, OH 43219

Application Period: Last Wednesday of Odd Months
Program Length: 4 years (both tile and brick)
Classroom Hours: 152 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 1,500 hours per year

Carpenters Local 200/Ohio Central Ohio Millwrights Local 1241

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in America is one of North America’s largest building trades unions and represents carpenters, floor coverers, interior systems, lathers, millworkers & cabinetmakers, millwrights, pile drivers and framers.


Contact: Mike Papalia

Contact: Joe Travis

Phone: 614-236-4205
Address for Applications:
1545 Alum Creek Dr. Columbus OH 43209

Application Period: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM
Program Length: 4 Years
Classroom Hours: 640 Hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 5,200 hours over 4 years

Cement Masons & Plasterers OP & CMIA Ohio Local 132

The Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association represents workers in two major segments of the construction industry, Plaster and Concrete. Both segments have multiple specialty fields and niche markets which are essential to maintaining the variety and quality of construction projects throughout North America.


Contact: Joe Ciacchi
Phone: 614-496-5734

Contact: Connie Sink

Phone: 937-279-0262
Address for Applications:
936 Slocum Ave. Lancaster OH 43130

Application Period: Open
Program Length: 3 years
Classroom Hours: 144 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 4,000 over 3 years


Electrical Workers Local 683

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is the largest organization of electrical workers in North America. Our members work in nearly every part of the economy: construction, utilities, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroad and government.


Contact: Willie Thompson

Phone: 614-463-5282
Address for Applications:
947 Goodale Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

Application Period: Every day – Apply online at
Program Length: 4 to 5 years
Classroom Hours: 208 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 8,000 hours over 4 to 5 years


Heat & Frost Insulators Local 50

The International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers provide Mechanical Insulation, Firestopping, Asbestos & Lead Mitigation Sound Attenuation and Specialty Fabrication.


Contact: Kenny Craft

Phone: 513-383-1898
Address for Applications:
947 Goodale Blvd. Columbus, OH 43212

Application Period: Yearly
Program Length: 4 years
Classroom Hours: 160 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 2,000 hours per year

Iron Workers Local 172

The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers represents, trains and protects[2] primarily construction workers who fabricate, erect, assemble and install fabricated structural metal products in industrial, commercial or large residential buildings, as well as shipbuilding and metal fabrication employees.


Contact: Todd Strope

Phone: 614-497-0550
Address for Applications:
2867 S. High St. Columbus OH 43207

Application Period: First two full weeks of April
Program Length: 4 years
Classroom Hours: 204 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 5,400 over 4 years

Painters Local 1275/Glaziers Local 372 

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades represents a growing force of men and women in the United States and Canada who work in the Finishing Trades – Industrial & Commercial Painting, Drywall Finishing, Glazing & Glass Work, Sign & Display and Floor Covering Installation, and many more successful careers in the construction industry and public sector.


Contact: Tom Heim

Phone: 614-294-5302
Address for Applications:
8700 Memorial Dr. Plain City OH 43064

Application Period: Every Tuesday, 9 AM – 3 PM
Program Length: 4 years
Classroom Hours: 144 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 8,000 hours over 4 years


Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 189 

The United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA), affiliated with the national building trades, represents approximately 340,000 plumbers, pipefitters, sprinkler fitters, service technicians and welders in local unions across North America.


Contact: Rich Manley

Phone: 614-486-8980
Address for Applications:
1226 Kinnear Rd. Columbus OH 43212

Application Period: First Tuesday of each month and the first full week of February and September
Program Length: 5 years
Classroom Hours: 220.5 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 1,912 per year

Operating Engineers Local 18

The International Union of Operating Engineers is a progressive, diversified union representing Operating Engineers who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics and surveyors in the construction industry, and Stationary Engineers who work in operations and maintenance in buildings and industrial complexes.


Contact: Mike Cooper

Phone: 888-385-2567
Address for Applications:
30410 Strawn Rd. Logan OH 43138

Application Period: Yearly
Program Length: 4 Years
Classroom Hours: 640 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 4,000 hours over 4 years


Sheet Metal Workers Local 24

The Sheet Metal Workers' International Association was a trade union of skilled metal workers who perform architectural sheet metal work, fabricate and install heating and air conditioning work, shipbuilding, appliance construction, heater and boiler construction, precision and specialty parts manufacture, and a variety of other jobs involving sheet metal.


Contact: Rob Gartner

Contact: Kristie Baker

Phone: 614-471-3107
Address for Applications:
3031 Lamb Ave. Columbus OH 43219

Application Period: Every Tuesday and Thursday 1 PM – 3 PM
Program Length: 4 years
Classroom Hours: 225 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 1,500 hours per year

Roofers Local 86

The United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers represent members who apply all types of roofing and waterproofing systems, including but not limited to: all low-sloped roofing sustems (vegetative and solar photovoltaic roofs), structural waterproofing, steep-sloped roofing systems and air barrier applications.


Contact: Marvin Cochran

Phone: 614-299-6404
Address for Applications:
1384 Stimmel Ave. Columbus, OH 43223

Application Period: Monday – Friday
Program Length: 4 years
Classroom Hours: 144 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 1,500 hours per year


Laborers Local 423

LIUNA—the Laborers’ International Union of North America—is the most progressive, aggressive and fastest-growing union of construction workers, and one of the most diverse and effective unions representing public service employees.


Contact: Robert McCaskill

Phone: 614-252-1093
Fax: 614-252-6909
Address for Applications:
620 Alum Creek Dr.
Columbus, OH 43205

Application Period: Annually
Program Length: 4 years
Classroom Hours: 144 hours per year
On-the-Job Hours: 1,000 hours per year

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