General Carpentry


Acoustical installers work primarily with ceiling systems that they install in commercial buildings for sound control. Acoustical installers hang the ceiling systems with wires from the interior ceilings to fit into a metal grid system.

General Carpentry2023-12-28T13:02:27-06:00



As part of the DOL National Apprenticeship Week, the Carpenter Training Center in Elk Grove Village will hold its 9th Annual Apprenticeship Open House on November 15, 2023. This year’s virtual event is geared towards educating those still in high school and the veterans that have served our country about the trades. At 3:00pm, a [...]


Floor Covering


The Carpenter Skill Advancement Program (CSAP) schedule through the end of 2023 is now online. Hardware and OSHA classes fill up fast. To ensure a spot in the class you want, sign up online and submit a Course Registration Fee check to become registered for the class. Worst case is that we send it back [...]

Floor Covering2023-11-15T14:27:48-06:00



The Apprentice Program will open its application period from June 5 thru July 7, 2023, for our General Construction program. For those individuals interested in applying to the Apprentice Program, click here to go to the Minimum Qualifications page for more information. It is highly recommended to visit our Math for the Trades page to [...]




Effective January 1, 2023, the UBC Scaffold Erector Qualification and Rigger and Signaler Qualification will no longer have a grace period. Both Qualifications are good for 4 years and if it expires, the entire class will need to be retaken. A Refresher class will need to be taken prior to the expiration in order to [...]


Mill Cabinet


We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill an opening for a full-time Apprenticeship Coordinator at our Pekin Campus. Those that are interested, please check out the job description and information here. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Rob Swegle (Training Director) at no later than December 9, [...]

Mill Cabinet2023-11-15T14:28:13-06:00



Due to our recent Council merger, we have changed our school's website address to better reflect our Council. Our new website address for the Training Center is: will redirect you to our new site for now. Please save the new site in your favorites. If you have saved the Skill Advancement page for quick [...]


Updated Covid Requirements for Classes


Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, we will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to attend Apprentice or Skill Advancement classes. We will continue to have our mask policy in place until we are notified otherwise by our Trustees. We ask that you postpone taking classes at any center if you [...]

Updated Covid Requirements for Classes2022-03-15T12:35:52-05:00

Scaffold Qualification Grace Period Reinstated


The International Training Center has issued a new statement allowing the grace period for expired cards until December 31, 2022. After considerations and discussions, the CITF will honor the current grace period for Scaffold Erector Qualification and Scaffold Qualification Train the Trainer until December 31, 2022. However, the member or instructor must attend a refresher within [...]

Scaffold Qualification Grace Period Reinstated2022-01-14T07:23:47-06:00

7th Annual Apprenticeship Open House Video


As part of the DOL National Apprenticeship Week, the Carpenter Training Center in Elk Grove Village held its 7th Annual Apprenticeship Open House on November 17, 2021. This year’s virtual event was geared towards educating those still in high school, and the veterans that have served our country, about the trades. This presentation explains what [...]

7th Annual Apprenticeship Open House Video2021-11-30T11:29:40-06:00
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