Apprenticeship Training

Are you interested in becoming a Millwright?  

The Philadelphia Millwright Local were both proud and pleased to have sent three members to demonstrate virtual welding and explain the benefits of our apprenticeship to the President of the United States.  Members shown in video are Brian Stabeno, Millwright Instructor, Morgan Dryden, 3rd Year Apprentice, and Robert Smith, EASRCC Apprenticeship Fund.  Demos

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters cordially invites you to our annualy Open House May 3rd, 2024 from 8:00am until 4:00pm.  The location is at 10401 Decatur Road, Phildelphia, Pennsylvania 19154.

Here's your chance to become a well-trained, qualified, tradesman through our Carpenters Apprenticeship Program.  Click Carpenters Exam then click where it says, Click here for the Online Virtual Information Session Registration.  Or click here to fill out registration form: Session Registration.

The first step in becoming an apprentice is to apply for a Virtual Information Session.  This session will inform you of our apprenticeship practices, training and procedures.  All of the questions you have regarding your desired trade can be asked at the Session.  After your Information Session you will receive an email with a link to upload certain requested documents.  You will then be scheduled for an Interview.  After the Interview, you will be scheduled for a Math Assessment Test and a Skills Assessment Test.  As of now all spots for our present Information Sessions have been filled.  If you are still interested and would like to be wait listed please follow the link below.  We will be pulling from that wait list for future Information Sessions.  Session Registration

Apprentice Test Prep Info

Apprentices must have a functional understanding of general math, fractions, decimals, measurement, measurement tools, area measure, and volume measure.

We would strongly encourage you to take some online courses or review basic mathematics, such as:

Whole Number: addition, subtraction, multiplycation, and division.

Fraction: defining, adding, subtracting. multiplying and dividing.

Decimals: adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing, conbetting to fractions and converting fractions to decimals.

Percentages: calculation, adding dividing, converting to decimal, conveting decimals to percentages.

It's not just a math test anymore.  Math, skills assessment, and interview, resume, letter of recommendation, a high school diploma or GED required.  Must sign up on for an info session first.  Applications are only accepted after info session and all thoughout the year.

Our Open House will be held May 3 2024

Please join us for our Annual Contest and Open House for the Carpenters Joint Apprentice Committee being held on May 3, 2024 between 8:00AM to 4:00PM at our Apprentice School.  This is an opportunity to take a tour of our facility and see what our apprentices have leaned in their four years apprenticeship.

There will be trade shows exhibits and demonstration by our Apprentices.  Complimentary refreshments will be served throughout the day.  Come and enjoy.
If you are still in school and thinking of becoming a millwright, take classes in mathematics, drafting and mechanical drawing, metal shop, and welding. These classes will familiarize you with construction technology and help you develop dexterity and practical thinking skill that you will need as an apprentice millwright


There are 800 hours of classroom and shop instruction during four-year term of Apprenticeship. Apprentices learn the trade in two ways. First, they get on the job training working under the guidance of a skilled journeyman. Second, the apprentice attends school one day a week for formal specialized training. Apprentice wages start at approximately one-half of the journeymen's scale and receive pay raises every six months.

Shop Instruction for Millwrights includes: Hand Tools, Portable Power Tools and Equipment Safety; Reading and Using Measuring Tools including: Micrometer, Vernier Calipers and Scales; Layout Skills; Drilling; Tapping and Reaming Holes; Lathe and Surface Grinder Operations; Precision Leveling; Optical Tooling; Alignment of Rotating Machinery using Dial Indicators and Laser Systems; Bearing Installation and Service; Coupling Installation; Conveyor Installation; Pump and Compressor Maintenance; Monorail Installation; Turbine Maintenance; Welding including: MIG, TIG, and Shielded Metal Arc.


The school address is:


Carpenters Apprentice School of Philadelphia and Vicinity

10401 Decatur Road

Philadelphia, PA 19154



All inquiries about the Millwright Apprenticeship should be directed to Brandon Barrett.  Or link to:

We want to congratulate our Student of the Month for November 2022, Morgan Dryden.

Morgan is a 3rd year Millwright Apprentice in Local 219 who leads by example.  Morgan met all the requirements to win this award.  She was chosen from 1000 students by the director, Robert E Landy.  She comes to school on her own time regularly to hone her skills and always carries herself in a professional manner.  Thanks to Milwaukee Tool, IFCA and GBCA, for their generous girts to help Morgan in her career.