CRCC ~ Quad Cities Campus Assists EMFD in Training Exercise

CRCC Quad Cities Campus hosted the East Moline, IL Fire Department (EMFD) Inspection Training class on September 4, 2019.  Fourth Year Carpenter Apprentices, under the guidance of instructors Jay Bemrich and Roger Richardson, constructed mock-ups that EMFD later burned to study the fire’s source.  We at the CRCC are very pleased to assist the EMFD in helping keep our community safe! 

CRCC ~ Quad Cities Campus XTRA Award Drawing

The CRCC ~ Quad Cities Campus has introduced a new training rewards program, called XTRA (Excellence in Training Recognition Award)!  All Journeymen are eligible for this XTRA AWARD at the conclusion of each tri-mester schedule.  **Apprentices will also be eligible with some restrictions.

To Qualify ~

For each published schedule per calendar year (3), the CRCC ~ Quad Cities Campus will sponsor a drawing for a tool giveaway for three (3) qualified journeymen each trimester.

*The member’s union dues must be current.

*A minimum of eight (8) hours of training must be taken to earn one (1) drawing ticket.

*You may earn additional tickets for any eight (8) hours of training taken. For an example; a 32-hour class will earn four (4) tickets to be entered in the drawing.

*Qualified members must be present to win on the day of the drawing, which will be held after each trimester, at the next monthly local union meeting at Carpenters Local #4, Davenport, IA; meetings are held the first Monday of each month at 6:00pm. *Drawing Dates ~ Monday, May 6, 2019, Monday, September 9, 2019 & January 6, 2020

*Note: In the event a ticket is drawn, and the member is not present, another ticket will be drawn.  A maximum of six (6) drawings will take place.  If there are no qualifying members present, the prizes will go back for the next scheduled drawing in the next trimester

*At the end of the calendar year, all tickets from qualifying members will again be eligible for a grand prize drawing. The winner will be announced at the following union meeting, again you must be present to win.  All drawing dates will be posted.

**Apprentice Restrictions:  An apprentice will qualify if the Journeyman class completed is not a class that is already offered over the course of the four year apprenticeship program.  You may contact the Training Center to verify which classes qualify for the XTRA Award program.


Update ~ Educational Stipend

The CRCC ~ Quad Cities Campus has made an update to the Educational Stipend.

An educational stipend of $75.00 and a t-shirt will now be given for any eight (8) hour training course marked refresher; including 1st Aid/CPR/AED.

OSHA Silica Final Rule

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

Information Update ~

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

Policy Change


“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.”