Apprenticeship with one of our trades is a highly selective program, each candidate is carefully screened. No one with drug or alcohol problems can qualify and acceptance for training depends on the applicant's qualifications and the manpower needs of the Local at the time of the selection process. Each member local of the Mechanical & Allied Crafts Council of New Jersey has their own selection process and Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC). This committee consists of persons with considerable experience representing both the respective Contractors Associations and the Trades Locals. The length of the apprenticeship programs vary by trade, but you can be assured that is a time intensive program which will give you a lifetime of skills. Depending upon the trade, Apprentices train in the sector for which they are accepted into the program. Each skill requires learning a vast body of specific knowledge. Apprentices receive detailed instruction in job safety, health, industry regulations, and the fundamental skills required for working with tools of the trade. As apprentices advance through the program, job-site experience is supplemented with classroom instruction in various topics such as:

OSHA Safety and Health Training
Reading Blueprints and isometric drawings
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Control Systems
Elements of Hydraulics and Heat

The pay structure for an apprentice to journeymen is going to vary based upon the contract negotiated by each local. All apprentices are paid by experience with annual raises as they learn and progress to journeymen status.


From top to bottom, the Mechanical & Allied Crafts Council of New Jersey has THE most highly skilled members in the industry. Collectively, the International Unions spend over $200 million dollars annually on high quality, high tech, advanced industry training for their journeymen and apprentices. Each local union of the Mechanical & Allied Crafts Council of New Jersey is responsible for the training of their members. If you're interested in finding out more information about these training program or if you're interested in an apprenticeship, visit the Training page found under the drop down menu at the top for each Member Union. What separates our collective organization is that we will hold joint Training programs which are common among our members such as OSHA classes.