National standards for carpentry apprenticeship;


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National standards for carpentry apprenticeship; prepared and approved by the National Joint Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee, representing the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in conformance with standards recommended by the Federal Committee on Apprenticeship
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31 p. : ill. ;
National Joint Carpentry Apprenticeship Committee
United States -- Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training
Associated General Contractors of America
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship
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Publication Date:
1953 ed.


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Carpenters -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Set forth in the following pages is the latest version of the
National Standards for Carpentry Apprenticeship jointly
adopted by contractors and labor. The standards were devel-
oped in cooperation with the Bureau of Apprenticeship, U. S.
Department of Labor.
National apprenticeship standards in the trade were originally
formulated and adopted in 1941 as a guide in providing appren-
tices the all-round training required for true craftsmanship.
The original letters of approval are reproduced in the latter
part of the booklet. Since the standards were first formulated,
the sponsors-the Associated General Contractors of America
and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of
America-have made from time to time certain revisions and ad-
ditions in keeping with training practices proven by experience
to be the greatest benefit to apprentices in preparing them
for a craftsman career.
Supplementing this latest edition of the standards are exam-
ples of an apprentice work schedule and an apprentice record-
keeping form. These examples and the explanation of the
application of the standards are included in the booklet as
additional aid to contractors and labor in establishing and con-
ducting apprenticeship programs.
Serving as a promotional, advisory and policy-recommending
body in the trade is the National Joint Carpentry Apprentice-
ship Committee, the members of which are listed on page 3.
The committee encourages and aids representatives of con-
tractors and labor throughout the United States to organize
local joint apprenticeship committees and set up apprentice
training programs. It is a permanent committee, its members
.-appointed by the Secretary of Labor.

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training in every locality-will take full advantage ofjt::
comprehensive, up-to-date National standards in their ehnt
as a guide in training the youths entering the trade. 7
W. F. PATTERSON, Director, 1'
Bureau of Apprenticeship .;
U. S. Department of Labior,

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Representing the Associated
General Contractors of
America, Inc:
W. A. Snow, Secretary,
Washington, D. C.
H. D. Humphries,
Atlanta, Ga.
Frederic G. Krapf,
Wilmington, Del.
Harold Cladny, Washington,
D. C.
Alvah H. Libbey,
Minneapolis, Minn.

Representing the United
Brotherhood of Carpen-
ters and Joiners of
John R. Stevenson, Chair-
man, Indianapolis, Ind.
Maurice A. Hutcheson,
Indianapolis, Ind.
Harry Schwarzer,
Indianapolis, Ind.
Thomas Murray,
Washington, D. C.
Asgar Andrup, Indianapolis,


The National Joint Committee was officially appointed by
the Secretary of Labor on April 3, 1953, at the recommen-
dation of W. F. Patterson, Director, Bureau of Apprenticeship.
This appointment was in conformance with section 2 of the
National apprenticeship law (Public No. 308, 75th Cong.)
which authorized the Secretary of Labor to appoint national
advisory committees.
The official letter of appointment, addressed to the chairman
of the committee, John R. Stevenson, is displayed on the next
page. An additional letter of appointment was also addressed
by the Secretary of Labor to each member of the committee.



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April 3, 1953

Mr. John R. Stevenson, First General
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners of America
222 E. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dear Mr. Stevenson: .

Under Section 2, Public Law No. 308, 75th Congress, authority

is granted the Secretary of Labor to appoint national advisory corn-

mittees. I find there is need for such a committee to advise me on

standards and policies relating to the development of an apprentice-

ship program for the carpentry branch of the construction industry, -.'i

It gives me great pleasure, therefore, to appoint you as a

representative of labor on the National Joint Carpentry Apprentice-

ship Comnittee. .

I am confident that as a member of this Comiittee you will

continue your active effort to build up a strong national carpenters'

apprenticeship program in behalf of the apprentices, and in the

interest of the industry and the national welfare.

Yours very truly,

Secretary of Labor

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'Within the practice of carpentry, there have been developed
techniques and standards of workmanship that are of vital
economic importance.
To assure their continuance in the field of carpentry, and to
give them more vitality, to promote uniformity of practice
(both interstate and local), these National Standards for
Carpentry Apprenticeship have been formulated by the
Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., and the
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America,
with the assistance of the Bureau of Apprenticeship, U. S.
Department of Labor. In the original development and prep-
aration of these standards, the late Oscar W. Rosenthal, as
president of the National Association of Building Trades
Employers, contributed greatly to their formation.
These National standards cover the basic requirements for
an apprenticeship system, and are offered for the guidance of
local organizations of employers and journeymen in connection
with the training of apprentices. They will serve as a guide in
establishing systems of apprenticeship, as well as in advancing
and improving existing systems.
The National committee is endeavoring, insofar as possible,
to overcome the inherent weaknesses of desultory local systems
and to bring about a uniformity of training that will assure a
high standard of efficiency and service for those entering the
field of carpentry, regardless of the locality of their training.
Further, the committee is endeavoring to encourage journey-
men to take advantage of the opportunities offered for improving
their skills, to advance themselves in the newer techniques of
carpentry, and to keep abreast at all times of the advanced
thinking in this field.
The committee would be remiss in its duty if it neglected at
this time to impress upon all local joint apprenticeship com-
Smittees and the members of the local general contractors'
Associations and carpenters' unions that they should give the
closest study to the question of preventing accidents, and should
Encourage safe working habits among the apprentices.

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Part I'


1. Definition of Carpenter Apprentice
*A "carpenter apprentice" is one at least 17 years of age and. "
preferably not over 24'(see Qualifications for Apprenticeship.-
on next page).
(a) Who is engaged in learning a trade covered by these
standards, and
(b) Who is covered by a written agreement, hereinafter Vim
called an "apprenticeship agreement," with a local carpentry
joint apprenticeship committee acting as agent of the em- ..
ployer and employee, or with an employer with approval of'
the agreement by the joint committee, which apprenticeship
agreement provides for: 4 years of reasonably continuous em-
ployment for such person, his participation in an approved .
schedule of work experience through employment, and at least
144 hours per year of related supplemental school instruction.

2. Definition of Registration Agency
A "registration agency" as used herein shall mean any State
apprenticeship agency recognized by the Federal Committee on
Apprenticeship. If no such recognized agency exists in a te.
it shall mean the Bureau of Apprenticeship, U. S. Department
of Labor.

3. Local.Carpentry Joint Apprenticeship Conmmittee
The responsibility for adapting National standards to- naed,,
local needs and for administering local carpentry apprenticeshirCi.
standards shall be vested in a local joint committee, consistinre
of an equal number of employers and journeymen.

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: Members of the joint committee shall serve on staggered
. terms, or until their successors are duly selected by their
Respective groups.
The committee shall elect a chairman and a secretary. When
the chairman represents the employers, the secretary shall
represent the employees, and vice versa. The length of term
of office for the chairman and secretary shall be determined by
the committee. These officers shall retain the right of voice
and vote on all matters pertaining to apprenticeship.
In those areas where training in mill, resident floor, wall
covering, and cabinet work is included in the local standards,
it is recommended that they have representation on the
4. Ratio of Apprentices to Journeymen
The ratio of apprentices to journeymen shall be worked out
according to local practices or agreements.
5. Term of Apprenticeship
The term of apprenticeship shall be not less than 4 calendar
years (approximately 8,000 hours), consisting of eight 6-month
periods of reasonably continuous employment during such
years, and shall include the probationary period and the
required hours of supplemental school instruction.
The term of apprenticeship may be extended for 1 year
upon satisfactory. proof that the apprentice cannot command
the prevailing journeyman wage at the end of his 4 years.
6. Qualifications for Apprenticeship
Applicants for apprenticeship shall satisfy the local joint
committee that they have sufficient education to learn the
related instruction required (see Related School Instruction
on p. 10), and that they meet the requirements set forth in
the section on Definition of Carpenter Apprentice.

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A licants must be.American citizens, or in the process
na realization, and be physically able to perform the work
et such other entrance qualifications as shall be establie
,v the local joint committee. ..

7. Credit for Previous Experience
If the local joint committee finds, upon examining ,theb`'4
applicant's records, that the applicant has had previous practicali':l,
experience in the trade, it may grant him advanced standing. oa~p4
the term of apprenticeship. Such advanced standing will be' .:
subject to review by the committee on or before the end of the .'
probationary period. Where advanced standing in the term '.
of apprenticeship is granted the apprentice, he will be paid the:";:
rate of the period to which he is advanced.

8. Apprenticeship Agreement ":
Each apprentice shall be covered by a written apprenticeship
agreement with the local joint committee acting as the agent of r
the employer and employee; or an agreement with the employer,
approved by the local joint committee, which shall be registered
with appropriate registration agency.
Each apprenticeship agreement entered into under these..
National standards shall contain: :^'
(a) The names and signatures of the contracting parties ....
(b) The place and date of birth of the apprentice. :;
(c) The time at which the apprenticeship shall begin, and -":.'.
the time of its duration, together with any credit granted on i
such term of apprenticeship.
(d) A statement that the apprentice shall be taught the
carpentry trade.
(e) A statement making the terms and conditions of thei
local industry standards a part of such apprenticeship agree-
Apprenticeship agreement forns may be.obtained from the ..
Associated General Contractors of America, Inc., Munsey
Building, Washington, D. C.; the Unite4 Brotherhood of:
Carpenters and Joiners of America, Carpenters' Building, :
Indianapolis, Ind.; or the Bureau of Apprenticeship, U. S
Department of Labor, Washington 25, D. C. : i..

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Apprentices employed under these standards shall be subject
' :to a try-out or probationary period, to be determined by the
local joint committee, which shall not exceed 6 months of
reasonably continuous employment. During the probationary
period, the termination or cancellation of the apprenticeship
agreement may be made by the local joint committee at the
request of either party to the agreement. After the proba-
tionary period, the committee may cancel the agreement for
due cause, such as lack of progress or interest.
The registration agency shall be advised of all cancellations
and terminations of apprenticeship agreements.
10. Apprentice Wages
The wage rates for apprentices shall be stated in the local
standards on a progressive percentage basis of the journeyman
wage, preferably at 6-month intervals, and shall average not
less than approximately 50 percent of the journeyman wage
over the apprenticeship term.
11. Hours of Work for Apprentices
The hours of work for apprentices shall be the same as those
for journeymen in the trade covered by the local standards.
In assigning work to the apprentice, however, due consideration
shall be given to the variety of operations necessary to develop
his trade skills.
No apprentice shall be allowed to work overtime if it inter-
feres with his attendance at related instruction classes.
Apprentices absent from the service of the employer through
Their own fault shall make up all such time lost before being
advanced to the next period of apprenticeship.
12. Work Experience
The apprentice shall be taught the use, care, and effective
and safe handling of tools and apparatus commonly used in
Connection with carpentry. He shall be given the instruction

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Trade Experience schedule for carpenter apprentices on paget
The apprentice must be prepared to furnish his own l iN
tools as recommended by the.local joint committee. ::
13. Related School Instruction i:i
Apprentices employed under these standards shall be requiretit.
to attend school classes in subjects related to the trade format 1
least 144 hours per year each year of their apprenticeship. It t
is recommended that the United Brotherhood of Carpenters .
and Joiners' Apprentice Training Course be used for related" :i:!
instruction by State and local groups. I
Where it is impracticable to establish related instruction.P
classes, the local joint committee may utilize the related instruc-..
tion material of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and
Joiners of America on a correspondence basis.
In case of failure without due cause on the part of any appren- i:
twice to fulfill his obligations as to school attendance and conduct," :'
the committee shall take necessary disciplinary action.
Where practicable, related training classes should be held :
during working hours. In no case should the hours of work and .
related instruction exceed the maximum number of hours pre-
scribed by state or federal law for persons of the age of appren-.,
14. Supervisor of Apprentices
The employer shall designate a particular person, who may '4
be the superintendent, foreman, or journeyman, to be known as."i
the "supervisor of apprentices". He shall with, the advice andit':
assistance of the local joint committee, be responsible for the i
apprentices' work experience on the job, their attendance at..L
related classes, and the recording of same on record forms :
adopted for this purpose. (See example of apprentice recbrd-.:
keeping form on page 19.) It shall be his duty to see that these.[.::


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?.::tee shall keep a master record of the apprentices' work experience
t and related instruction.
15. Periodic Examinations
S Shortly before the expiration of each 6-month period, the
apprentice shall be given an examination which he must suc-
cessfully pass before he is advanced to the next period. In lieu
of an examination, a written report of successful progress from
the supervisorsof apprentices may be accepted by the committee.
16. Accident Prevention
The apprentice shall be advised as to the great need for pre
venting accidents, and he shall be given instruction with respect.
to safe construction methods. He shall be taught that accident
prevention is very largely a matter of education, vigilance, and
cooperation and that he should strive at all times to conduct
his work in such a manner as to insure his own safety and that
of his fellow workers.
17. Transfer of Apprentices
It shall be the duty and responsibility of the local joint com-
mittee to provide, insofar as possible, continuous employment
for all apprentices. Where it is impossible for one employer to
provide the diversity of experience necessary to give the appren-
tice all-round training and experience in the various branches of
the trade, or where the employer's business is of such character
as not to provide reasonably continuous employment over the
Entire period of apprenticeship, the local joint committee may
arrange to transfer the apprentice to another employer who shall
assume all the terms and conditions of the local standards.

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the local joint committee for such action and adjustment of
matters as come within these standards. The decision of t ...
local committee shall be final in questions involving local appreid-d
ticeship standards. .".

19. Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship

Immediately after the apprentice has passed his journeyman.'i
examination, he shall be furnished a certificate attesting to the :i
satisfactory completion of his term of apprenticeship. Where ;
such certificates are provided by the registration agency, the :j
local committee may request issuance of a certificate by that"

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Part II
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1. Formation of the Local Carpentry Joint Apprentice-
ship Committee
It is recommended that a local joint apprenticeship committee,
representative of management and labor, be formed to be
responsible for the administration of the local apprenticeship
system, and for coordinating it, where desirable, with the
apprenticeship systems of other groups in the community.
(a) Where organizations of employers and employees exist,
such organizations should each appoint an equal number of its
members to serve on the local joint apprenticeship committee.
(b) Where no employer or employee organization exists, a
committee may be formed in like manner by volunteers who
agree to carry out the National standards herein set forth.
2. Coverage
It is the duty of each local joint committee to definitely
identify its territory of operation and to assume responsibility
for the training of all carpentry apprentices within such area.
3. Duties of the Joint Committee
The local joint committee shall prepare local apprenticeship
standards consistent with these National standards, and cover-.
ing such items as a schedule of work experience on the job,
provision for reviewing or testing the apprentice's progress both
on the job and in related instruction classes, a progressively
increasing schedule of wages for apprentices, the method of
selecting apprenticeship applicants, provision for the adjust-
.werit of complaints regarding apprenticeship, and procedure for
i, .providing apprentices with certificates of completion.
I: It shall be the responsibility of the local joint committee to:

availability of, apprentices in the local area.
(b) Ascertain whether each employer undertaking 'to tr
apprentices has the necessary facilities and is perfortnrizi
construction operations in which training can be made effective ..
(c) Place each apprentice under agreement. .. ..
(d) Assure that apprentices are receiving the necessary on--;
the-job experience and related technical instruction.
(e) Conduct the final examination for apprentices to establish.:
their status as journeymen in the trade.
(f) Prepare and submit all reports concerning its apprentice- .
training program that may be legally required by local, State,: :I
of Federal agencies, and the respective national organizations.
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4. Related Instruction Classes
The responsibility for establishing classes for the instruction
of apprentices in subjects related to the trade- rests with the .."
vocational schools. The responsibility for requiring and. J:I
enforcing school attendance rests with the local joint committee. :
Upon request of the school, the committee may also advise it
on subjects to be taught and equipment to be used, and recom-
mend qualified persons as instructors. Because of this mutu-
ality of interests, the local joint committee may request a :
representative of the local vocational schools to sit with it to ::
advise on all problems affecting the related instruction of :
apprentices, or any other problem affecting apprenticeship.
If there is no local vocational school, the State Board for Voca-
tional Education shall be requested to designate a person to actk
as consultant to the committee.
The school representative can advise the committee whether-j`
classes are available, or can be mate available, and apprentice-'::.
ship plans can thus be adjusted according to local facilities.
Where related classroom instruction in the trade cannot be
made available immediately, and pending its establishment, th i
local joint committee may authorize substitution of correspond
ence or other industrial courses of equivalent value.


M Filing With Registration Agency
S: As soon as the local apprenticeship standards have been set
: up, the local joint committee shall file a copy with the registra-
tion agency. The joint committee shall also furnish the
registration agency with any additional information required
Sby Federal or State laws or rulings affecting apprentices.
This procedure is essential to maintain uniformity in basic
carpentry apprenticeship standards and records. The joint
committee shall also register a copy of each apprenticeship
agreement with the registration agency.

6. Cooperating Agencies
The local carpentry joint apprenticeship committee may
secure assistance in the formulation and administration of its
apprenticeship standards from:
(a) The Associated General Contractors of America, Inc.,
Munsey Building, Washington, D. C.
(b) The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of
-America, Carpenters' Building, Indianapolis, Ind.
(c) State Apprenticeship Council, State Labor Department,
or State Industrial Commission.
(d) The Bureau of Apprenticeship, U. S. Department of
Labor, acts upon request in a consulting capacity on all subjects
relating to apprentices as employed workers. These include:
labor standards applicable to apprentices, the development of
administrative procedures for the conduct of apprenticeship,
and the distribution of information concerning the practical
handling of apprenticeship problems. Special bulletins on
developing local apprenticeship standards, and copies of trade
.apprenticeship standards may be obtained by writing this
Bureau at Washington, D. C. (See other publications issued
Sby Bureau of Apprenticeship in last part of booklet.)
(e) The Division of Vocational Education, U. S. Office of
Education, is responsible for the administration and supervision
"of Federal funds appropriated for apportionment among the
I: States for vocational education. These funds are available for
use in providing instruction to apprentices in related subjects,..
: and in setting up classes for journeymen.
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The following schedule is an example of the type of work
experience and training considered necessary to develop a skilled
and productive worker in the carpentry trade. Within the
limits of basic trade requirements, the schedule is adaptable to
local conditions.
Hours of
A Form B building ........................... ................ 850
1. Build and place straight concrete forms.
2. Build and place irregular concrete forms.
3. Build and place concrete forms for stairways and floors, walls
and columns.
B. Rough Framing............................................ 1,500
1. Floor, wall, roof, stair, scaffolding, etc., on both house and
heavy construction.
C. Outside Finishing......... ................................ 200
1. Application of cornice and wall trim.
2. Set door and window frames.
3. Application of trimming fixtures.
4. Roof covering.
D. Inside Finishing ................ .......................... 1,700
1. Application of door and window trim.
2. Fit and sand doors and windows.
3. Application of baseboards and moldings.
4. Construction and setting cases, wardrobes, stair work.
5. Flooring.
E. Hardware Fitting........................ .................... 500
1. Application of hardware and fittings to exterior and interior
of building, doors and windows.
F. Layout .................................................. 750
1. Batterboards.
2. Partitions
3. Doors and windows.
4. Box-out in concrete walls
G. Care and Use of Tools and Woodworking Machinery............. 1,000
H. Miscellaneous ............... ............................ 500
1. Scaffolding, walkways, shoring, sheds, etc.

Total ...................... .................... 8, 000

To maintain a current record of the progress and abilit'9
apprentices, an accurate record-keeping system, coveringi'i:.
pertinent points, is essential. A number of different types:,
record-keeping systems are in use in the different areas. .Soie*
systems include a variety of record-keeping forms-dailyii;
weekly, monthly, as well as a final master chart summarizing theil::
pertinent data recorded during the entire term of apprenticeship:Ci2
Reproduced on the following page is a simply designed record- :j
keeping form used by joint apprenticeship committees in a num'1:
ber of localities. It is presented as an example to those in.l
charge of apprentice training in other localities in establishing-:
their own record-keeping systems. This form covers a 2-week-.:
period and is accumulative. The number of hours the appren- j
tice has been trained on the job in each group of work processes
are recorded in columns A through H, and the hours of related..
classroom instruction are recorded in the next column. .
Provision is made for verification of hours spent in related :<
It will be noted that the data recorded during each 2-week.
period is carried forward to the next 2-week record. In this.
way a current and complete record of the progress of each .'
apprentice may be kept on this single form.
The samples of other record-keeping systems may be obtained,
upon request, through field representatives of the Bureau of_::-

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19 and sign above

Total hours required


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Friday ...........
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Monday ...........
Wednesday ........

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Between Apprentice and Joint Apprenticeship Committee J
THIS AGREEMENT, entered into this .......... day of ........ 9.
between the parties to .................. ......... represented I
(Name of local apprenticeship standards)
Joint Apprenticeship Committee, hereinafter referred to as the COMMIT1EI|-.
and ................... born ................., hereinafter referred:
-(Name of apprentice) (Month) (Day) (Year)
as the APPRENTICE, and (if a minor) .........................., hreisi-
(Name of parent or guardian)
after referred to as his GUARDIAN.
The Committee agrees to be responsible for the placement and training of said.',
apprentice in the trade of .................. as work is available, and it con-:,i
sideration said apprentice agrees diligently and faithfully to perform the work:
incidental to the said trade during the period of apprenticeship, in accordance ,
with the regulations of the Committee. The Apprenticeship Standards referrd'-
to herein are hereby incorporated in and made a part of this agreement.
Credit for previous experience Hours. Hours-
d e eApprenticeship remaining......{. J, i
at trade, if any........... ears. Years
Other conditions ............. ...................... .............. ..

In witness whereof the parties hereunto set their hands and seals:
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(Apprentice) (Representative of Joint Appren-
......................... ticeship Com m ittee)
(Address) ................. .........
........................ [SEAL] (T itle)
(Parent or guardian) '..............................
(Representative of Joint Appren-
ticeship Committee)
................... ........... [SEALJ :
(Title)* 1!
R registered by the ...............................................
(Name of registration agency)
B y ................ T itle ................ D ate ................. 195.
The undersigned agrees to provide employment and training in accordanc;.:i
with standards named herein.
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Between Apprentice and Employer
(Front View)

Veteran: Yes ...... No ......
V. A. No ..................
P. L. 16 ...... P. L. 346 ......
M arrived ....... Single .......
Number of dependents .......

THIS AGREEMENT, entered into this........ ay of ..........., 195..
'between ........................ hereinafter termed the EMPLOYER, and
(Name of employer)
..........................., born ....... ...... ...... hereinafter
(Name of apprentice) (Month) (Day) (Year)
termed the APPRENTICE, and (if a minor), .............................
(Name of parent or guardian)
hereinafter referred to as the GUARDIAN.
WITNESSETH THAT: The EMPLOYER agrees to employ and train the AP-
PRENTICE, and the APPRENTICE agrees to apply himself diligently and
faithfully to the work of the trade named herein during the period of appren-
ticeship, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the ................
................................ incorporated in and made a part of this
(Name of Apprenticeship Standards)
agreement; or, as covered by the terms and conditions on the reverse side of
this agreement.
Trade ...................... Term of apprenticeship .................
(Hours or years)
\ Credit for previous trade training or experience ................ Apprentice-
(Hours or years)
ship remaining ............... Explanation, if any, of credit granted: .....
(Hours or years)

This agreement may be canceled at any time by either party thereto, by filing
notice of such cancellation and the reason therefore with the Registration Agency
named below.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereunto set their hands and seals:
........................... [SEA L] .. ..................... [SEA LI
(Apprentice) (Name of employer-company)

................ .......... [SEAL]
(Parent or guardian)

... ...................... [SEA L]
(Authorized official)

Date ...................... .Date ....................
Approved by ........................ Joint Apprenticeship Committee, on
-D ate ........................ by ............................. [SEAL]
(Chairman or secretary).
-' Registered by ................... ............................... on
(Name of Registration Agency)
S D ate ........................ by ................................ [ EAL]



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1. Term of Apprenticeship and Period of Probation:
(a) Total term ... calendar years, or (b) Probationary periodi: :
Hours ... months, or.. .Ibs
2. Work of the Trade in Which the Apprentice Is To Receive Adequately Supei
vised Instruction and Experience, of Which a Record Will Be Kept:; 4::
(a) LIST HERE: (b) LIST HERE: '..i
Major processes, branches, or phases Approximate time, in hours, iwtbj.
of the trade to be taught apprentice: or percent of apprenticeship::

3. Progressively Increasing Wage Scale To Be Paid the Apprentice:
(Scale may be expressed in money or percent of journeyman's rate)
Ist 1,000 hours (6 months) ....... 7th 1,000 hours (6 months) .. ....
2d 1,000 hours (6 months) ....... 8th 1,000 hours (6 months) .
3d 1,000 hours (6 months) ....... 9th 1,000 hours (6 months) .x.....
4th 1,000 hours (6 months) ....... 10th 1,000 hours (6 months) .....
5th 1,000 hours (6 months) ....... IIth 1,000 hours (6 months)-.... Mt
6th 1,000 hours (6 months) ....... 12th 1,000 hours (6 months) ... ... i"
Journeym an's rate as of .................................... is $. .
4. Number of Hours per Week or per Day To Be Worked by the Apprentice.iv
(Actual overtime hours, if any, to be credited toward apprenticeship term) .
(a) Hours per week ................ (b) Hours per day .......
5. Number of Hours of Related Classroom Instruction:
(144 hours per year-4 hours per week during regular school year, is nor
considered necessary. Where classes are not available through the local schoe::
other trade, industrial, or correspondence courses of equivalent value v ma kI"
substituted) .;;
(a) .......... week .......... year (b) School or course..........
6. Other Provisions: p
(A Certificate of Completion will be granted the apprentice by the Registratei .
Agency upon satisfactory completion of the apprenticeship, in accordance e

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: .have completed their training, are issued by the State apprenticeship agency
: or by the Bureau of Apprenticeship in States in which no such agency is
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One of the principal objectives of this Association
is to further the development of a sound and practical program
for the training of apprentices through a nationwide program.
It is the responsibility of our Industry to insure insofar as
is possible, an adequate supply of competent craftsmen to serve
the public's.needs.

We therefore recommend to general contractors, and to
Chapters and Branches of the Associated General.Contractors of
America, Inc., that the fullest cooperation be extended to em-
ployees in the Carpentry Trades in establishing apprenticeship

The National Standards for Carpentry Apprenticeship
as published in this bulletin outline suggested methods and
procedures, and are a framework within which local apprenticeship
standards may be built.

It is imperative ti
such Carpentry Apprenticeshij
conditions may warrant and pe

The Associated Gene
stands ready and willing to I
achievement of this objective

iat the Industry undertake to develop
p systems in the localities where :

eral Contractors of America, Inc.
render all possible assistance in the

Sincerely yours,

Wi. Joshua B ey, Chairman
Apprenticeship Committee, The Associated ::::;
General Coqtractofl of America, Inc.


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Dec. 11, 1941.

To All Local Unions of the
United Brotherhood.

Brothers, Greeting:-

In accordance with the action of our Convention
held in Lakeland, Florida in December, 1940 a Committee
representing the Brotherhood met in cooperation with Committees
representing the Associated General Contractors of America ,
and the National Association of Building Trades Employers.

With the assistance of the personal of the Federal
Committee on Apprenticeship a set of National Standards as
presented in this bulletin have been developed and approved
by both the Contractors Associations above mentioned, and the
General Executive Board of the United Brotherhood.

The National Standards for Carpentry Apprenticeship
are intended as a guide for members of the trade interested
in determining local apprenticeship standards. All local
unions are urged to study these National Standards, and cooper-
ate with.the local contractor's association in establishing a
joint apprenticeship system for the Carpentry trade in their

The Federal Committee on Apprenticeship maintain a
staff of Field Supervisors who are always willing and anxious
to assist all local unions and the contractors in establishing
an apprenticeship system, and we recommend that all our local
unions arrange to put same in effect locally as quickly as

Fraternally yours,


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For information regarding the services of field representatives of the BuAiB
of Apprenticeship in the establishment of apprenticeship systems communicate
with the nearest office listed below:

REGION I Joseph E. Johnson, Regional DirectorXi^|
(Maine, N. H., Vt., Mass., R. I., Room 501, 18 Oliver St. .
Conn.) Boston 10, Mass. V

REGION II Richard L. O'Hara, Regional Director ::j
SRoom 1318, 270 Broadway .:
(N. Y., N. J.) Nw N.
New York-7, N. Y.

REGIONS III-IV Robert F. Handley, Regional Director :::
( Del Md, Va W NC Room 801, Lafayette Bldg.
(Pa., Del., Md., Va., W. Va., N. C., .
434 Chestnut St.
D. C.)
D .) Philadelphia 6, Pa.

REGION V Charles N. Conner, Regional Director
Room 657, Peachtree and 7th St. Bldg.
(S. C., Tenn., Ga., Miss., Fla., Ala.) ;
50 Seventh St.
Atlanta 3, Ga.
REGION VI John R. Newland, Regional Director V: '
(Ohio, Mich., Ky.) 224 Engineers' Bldg.
Cleveland 13, Ohio :..

(Ill.,-Ind., Wis.)

(N. Dak., S. Dak., Minn., Mont.)

(Mo., Kans., Nebr., Iowa)

(La., Tex., Okla., Ark.)

Cecil L. Utterback, Regional
Room 1000, Bankers' Bldg.
105 West Adams St.
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Chicagou 111.
John F. Barrett, Regional Director :,;
Room 410, Northwestern Federal Bldg .'. :
730 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis 3, Minn. .,

Taylor F. Custer, Regional Director'j.I
Room 1509, Federal Office Bldg. :, :
911 Walnut St.
Kansas City 6, Mo.
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Travis J. Leuts, Regional DirectorI"';,
Room 226, 1114 Commerce St ..l
Dallas 2, Tex.

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'.(Utah, Wyo., Colo., N. Mex.)


(Ariz., Nev., Calif.)

(Idaho, Wash., Oreg.)

Clifford B. Noxon, Regional Director
Room 412, New Custom House
19th and Stout Sts.
Denver 2, Colo.

Broncel R. Mathis, Regional Director
Room 1040, Flood Bldg.
870 Market St.
San Francisco 2, Calif.

Walter E. Griffin, Regional Director
SRoom 608, Federal Office Bldg.
1st and Marion Sts.
Seattle 4, Wash.




Eugene W. Norton
P. O. Box 322
Anchorage, Alaska

Bernard P. Nev
339 Federal Bldg.
Honolulu, T. H.


Maurice M. Hanson
Bureau of Apprenticeship
U. S. Department of Labor
Washington, D. C


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John T. Weir, Secretary
Arizona Apprenticeship Council'
Room 406, State Capitol Bldg.
Phoenix, Ariz.*

Archie J. Mooney, Chief
Division of Apprenticeship Standards
Department of Industrial Relations
69 Ninth St.
San Francisco, Calif.*

Thomas Yoczik, Chief
Apprentice Training Division
Department of Labor
92 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, Conn.

Gino Simi, Director
D. C. Apprenticeship Council
Room 416, Library Administration
Washington, D. C.*

Sidney C. Bigham, Director
Dept. of Apprenticeship
Florida Industrial Commission
116 Caldwell Bldg.
Tallahassee, Fla.*

Abner Deane
Director of Apprenticeship
Department of Labor and Industrial
825 Mililani St.
Honolulu, T. H.*

M. L. Gilbert, Secretary
Iowa Apprenticeship Council
Bureau of Labor
State House
Des Moines, Iowa

Leonard Williams, Acting Secretaty
Kansas Apprenticeship Cotincil`.;',:
401 Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, Kans.

Kentucky Apprenticeship Council .:
Department of Industrial Relation48
Frankfort, Ky.*

R. I. Conran
Director of Apprenticeship .-i
Department of Labor
State Capitol
Baton Rouge, La.*

Carl T. Russell, Secretary
Maine Apprenticeship Council
Department of Labor and Industry ..
Vickery and Hill Bldg.
Augusta, Maine*

Hubert L. Connor, Director '
Division of Apprenticeship Tranix i" :-
Department of Labor and Industrie:
Room 312, 41 Tremont St. : :.
Boston, Mass.*
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Frank G. Musala, Director ,
Division of Voluntary Apprenticespij
Department of Labor and Industr:ir
137 State Office Bldg.
St. Paul, Minn.* :

,James F. O'Brian, Chairman :
Montana Apprenticeship Council ;
Capenters' Hall 'i
West Granik St.
Butte, Mont.* "

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ESIfla-.H. Symonds, Chairman
.:.I.wHampshire Apprenticeship
.:'1~5 Chestnut Ct.
.l-' qcord, N. H.*

Santa Fe, N. Mex.*

David Greelis
Director of Apprenticeship
Department of Labor
40 Howard St.
Albany, N. Y.*

D. W. Everett, Secretary
Nevada Apprenticeship Council
Department of Labor
Capitol Annex
Carson City, Nev.*

C. L. Beddingfield, Director
Division of Apprenticeship Training
Department of Labor
Raleigh, N. C.*

John F. Kostyo, Executive Secretary
Ohio Apprenticeship Council
815 State Office Bldg.
Columbus, Ohio

SA. C. Hoggan, Director
,:.Oregon Apprenticeship Council
-:: Bureau of Labor
S136 State Office Bldg.
S1400 S. W. Fifth Ave.
iPortland 1, Oreg.*
..,James A. Sipe, Secretary
i': Pennsylvania Apprenticeship Council
t: Department of Labor and Industry
3::05-A South Office Bldg.
a;trrisburg, Pa.

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Luis Saldana Fonollosa,
Acting Director
Apprenticeship Division
Insular Department of Labor
San Juan 8, P. R.*

Clarence E. Sherman, Chairman
Rhode Island Apprenticeship Council
Providence Public Library
220 Washington St.
Providence. R. I.

Arlene R. Smith, Acting Director
Utah Apprenticeship Council
Industrial Commission
Salt Lake City, Utah*

Albert Fraser, Secretary
Vermont Apprenticeship Council
Department of Industrial Relations
Montpelier, Vt.*

Robert H. Wilson, Director
Virginia Apprenticeship Council
P. O. Box 1814
Main Street Office Bldg.
12th and Main St.
Richmond, Va.*

John E. Vance
Supervisor of Apprenticeship
Department of Labor and Industries
313 New Field Artillery Armory
305 Harrison St.
Seattle 9, Wash.*

Walter F. Simon, Director
Apprenticeship Department
Wisconsin Industrial Commission
1 West Wilson St.
Madison, Wis.*

*State apprenticeship law enacted.



Copies of any of the following publications may be obta
free of -charge by writing to the Bureau of Apprenticcsi
U. S. Department of Labor, Washington 25, D. C., or to t
nearest regional office listed in this booklet..
THE NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM: This 30-page booklet reviews the,
development of apprenticeship in this country, and explains the functib&ii!
of the Bureau of Apprenticeship, State agencies, and National, State, aia;
local apprenticeship committees. 1
YOUR SKILL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM: This 16-page pamphlet is designed t..
help employers train workers on all levels, including apprentices and workers:'
in occupations not requiring the versatility needed for craftsmanship in the::`:
skilled trades. Contained in the pamphlet are ideas and suggestions fior' i
the organization and operation of skill-improvement programs, and a check :
list to enable employers to make spot evaluations of their current training i.
systems and training needs. The pamphlet also outlines services of the::
Bureau of Apprenticeship available to employers in establishing training
programs to meet those needs.
Designed for the guidance of local building-trade apprenticeship committees,
this booklet outlines the functions of joint apprenticeship committees in the 'i
construction industry.
APPRENTICESHIP PAYS DIVIDENDS: This brief pamphlet, designed especially for::.-
employers (reading time 3 minutes), offers 10 ways in which apprenticeshi iAii
nets worthwhile profits.
LOOKING AHEAD BY WAY OF APPRENTICESHIP: A simply expressed explanatiov:.i-i
of apprentice training and its advantages to young men in equipping themi1
for careers as craftsmen in the skilled trades. Also explains the functions of:il
joint management-labor apprenticeship committees, Bureau of Appreiriti:*:
ship and State apprenticeship agencies.
THEIR FUTURE IS IN THEIR HANDS: This human-interest article cites example.:
of young men who have taken advantage of the opportunities provided- bt
apprentice training in the construction industry. Reprinted from THE:

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high--quality workmanship in the building trades, and the responsibility of
;: joint labor-employer apprenticeship committees and the unions in training
S; apprentices. Reprinted from the UNITED ASSOCIATION of Journeymen
:, and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry JOURNAL.
: EVALUATING APPRENTICES: A technical booklet containing two articles entitled
respectively, "The Cost of Training and Value of Production of Apprentices,"
and "Apprentice Record Cards." Of special interest to training directors
and others directly in charge of apprentice training.
NATIONAL APPR-ENTICESHIP STANDARDS: Separate National standards for the
following trades have been formulated by National joint apprenticeship com-
mittees for the guidance of local joint committees in administering their
apprentice training programs-Bricklaying; Cement Masonry, Asphalt, and
Composition; Electrical Contracting; Painting, Decorating, and Paper-
hanging; Plastering; Plumbing; Roofing; Sheet Metal Work; Stained Glass
Work; Steam Fitting; Terrazzo and Mosaic Work; and Tile Setting.


The following booklets may be obtained by writing to the
Superintendent of Documents, United States Government Print-
ing Office, Washington 25, D. C.
jointly prepared by Bureau of Apprenticeship and Bureau of Labor Standards.
Explains briefly safety methods in handling materials, tools and equipment, in
Excavation work and when on a scaffold; where and when to wear safety goggles
and protective apparel; importance of cleanliness and orderliness in shop.
10 cents a copy.
S THE SKILLED TRADES SINCE COLONIAL DAYS: A 28-page, illustrated, popu-
larly written booklet describing the development of apprentice training pro-
cedures and systems since Colonial days. It contrasts the antiquated meth-
ods of the past with those adopted today by employers and labor throughout
American industry. Cited for comparison with present-day apprenticeship
.; agreements are apprentice indentures dated 1640, 1833, 1869, and 1883.
:;i"- Described in the booklet are the experiences of Benjamin Franklin as an
"' : apprentice in 1716 and of apprentices in subsequent years. 15 cents a copy.

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