Welcome to the Carpenter Training Center of the Quad Cities JATC (QC­ JATC). Thank you for visiting our site. Here you will find how you can start or maintain an exciting career in Carpentry or Floor Covering. Our center is built upon the outstanding tradition of the United Brotherhood of Carpenter (UBC) training for both Apprenticeships and Journeyman skill enhancement education.

This training center was originally established August 19, 1968. At that time, the QC-JATC purpose was to create and maintain a program for training of apprentices and the re-training of journeyman in this geographical area. The classes originally were at Rock Island High School, Rock Island, IL; there after classes were also at Black Hawk College, Moline, IL. Later all classes were held at a facility on Big Island in Rock Island County. In 1991 a fire totally destroyed the center. With a need of a facility, the QC-JATC purchased land and built a new facility in East Moline, IL. This new facility opened the fall of 1993 with four (4) classrooms and 3000 square foot shop area for hands on activities. Twice since 1993 the QC-JATC has constructed additional shop and instructional space. In 2000 a 6,000 square foot addition was completed and in 2004 additional instructor office space, an additional classroom and a 3,600 square foot shop were open for service.

We currently train carpenter and floor mechanic apprentices through a four (4) year program, which included sixteen (16) weeks of academic and hands on training. Each apprentice must also complete 5,200 on-the-job training (OJT) hours. Additionally we have six hundred (600) journeyman carpenters and floor mechanics that receive continuing education classes at this training center.


Vacancy Announcement

By qcjatc - Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Due to the retirement of the current Director, the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program Quad Cities Campus Advisory Committee is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Director of the Quad Cities Campus effective for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For a position description and application, please contact Melissa Loy at the Quad Cities Campus Training Center; 479-27th Street, East Moline, IL 61244 (309) 755-3585.

Qualified persons wishing to be considered for this position must submit an application, including a resume and cover letter, to the Quad Cities Campus Training Center prior to 3:30pm June 15, 2018.

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OSHA Silica Final Rule

By qcjatc - Monday, April 24th, 2017

An overview presentation on “OSHA Silica Final Rule” will be held at the Carpenter Training Center of the Quad Cities on Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 5:00pm-7:00pm with John Harak and Bob St Claire from the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters as presenters.  Please plan to attend

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Festival of Trees 2016

By qcjatc - Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Community Service Work ~



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Information Update ~

By qcjatc - Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

If you are interested in taking a UBC Rigging class you may contact the Millwrights JATC; 2707-62nd St Ct, Bettendorf, IA

All classes are DAY class session, to register for a class or more information you may contact the Millwrights (563) 332-3595

Dan Ketchum; Apprenticeship Coordinator

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Policy Change

By qcjatc - Wednesday, January 14th, 2015


“Effective January 1, 2015, anyone that signs up to take a Journeyman Education training class, but does not attend the class and does not notify the Training Center of his/her inability to attend; will have a $25.00 reduction in his/her educational stipend for each offense.”

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Big Brothers Big Sisters 2014 Putt-A-Round

By qcjatc - Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Thank you to all who participated….



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Questions & Answers

1. Who can be a carpenter or floor mechanic?
Any man or woman that can meet the minimum entrance requirements. Women and Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

2. What does it mean to be an apprentice?
An apprentice is someone who is learning a trade by working under the guidance of an experienced and skilled worker known as a journeyman. As an apprentice you are earning a wage while you are learning a trade.

3. How long does an apprenticeship last?
The Apprenticeship Program consists of completing 640 classroom-training hours and 5200 on-the-job training hours over a four (4) year period. These hours are required by the U.S. Department of Labor and are governed by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training. After an apprentice has been accepted into the program and begins working for a union contractor, his/her classroom hours will begin. The apprentice attends class for a one (1) week period (40 hours) approximately every three (3) months for a four (4) year duration. During the training week, the apprentice receives unemployment benefits for that week (if qualify). After the training week is completed, the apprentice returns to work for his/her contractor. This process will repeat itself sixteen (16) times during the four (4) year period, at which time final tests are taken to achieve Journeyman status.

4. What programs of study are taught at the training center?
The Carpenter Training Center of the Quad Cities JATC offers two (2) programs of study in an apprenticeship format. The two (2) programs of study are: a. General Carpentry (commercial and residential) b. Floor Covering Mechanic (commercial and residential)

5. How are apprentices paid?
Pay scales are on a percentage basis and depend on a journeyman's rate for that particular year. In other words, apprentices earn a percentage of journeyman scale depending on their apprentice classification (which is given in years). Those percentages are:

1st Year= 50%
2nd Year = 60%
3rd Year= 75%
4th Year= 85%

6. Can I pick up the application in advance of testing?
Yes, the application may be picked up at the training center Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm excluding holidays.

7. Is there an application fee for applying for the apprenticeship program?
No, there are no application fees to pay when applying for an Apprenticeship program.

8. What type of special training will I receive as an apprentice?
Apprentices receive special training which includes: Scaffold Erection, First Aid/CPR/AED/Blood Borne Pathogens, Welding, OSHA 10, Powder Actuated Tools, Aerial Lift, Ergonomics, Communication, Organization and Leadership Skills.

Contact Information

Carpenter Training Center of the Quad Cities JATC
479 27th Street
East Moline, IL 61244

Telephone: (309) 755-3585
Fax: (309) 752-1008

E-mail us:

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About Us
The Carpenter Training Center serves the following counties in the Western Region of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters:
Rock Island
Employer Trustees:
Jeff Bender
Scott Fournier
Eric White
Union Trustees:
Dan O'Connell
Steve Seabloom
Bruce Werning
Full-time Staff:
Bill Lehmann - Executive Director
Curt Determan - Carpenter Instructor
Roger Richardson - Journeyman Instructor
Ron Hanger - Floor Covering Mechanic Instructor
Melissa Loy - Administrative Assistant
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