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Pittsburgh Carpenters Training Center

Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters

The Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program is a four year term of Apprenticeship that consists of 144 hours of class work per year. If work opportunities are available, and the Apprentice completes a minimum of 4,000 hours of on-the-job training over a four year period of time, successfully completes all related instruction, and has satisfactory monthly progress reports, then journeyman status is granted.

Qualification Requirements of the Program:

  • Be at least 18 at the time of acceptance into the Program.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a valid driver's license.
  • Have dependable transportation.
  • Pass the qualifying test.
  • Doctor's statement of physical ability.
  • Able to attend a 2 week Pre-Job Training.
  • Pass a drug test - Drug use is not tolerated in the construction industry where safety is a life and death issue.

Pittsburgh Training Center

652 Ridge Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Telephone: 412-262-1830
Fax: (412) 262-7836

Contact: Jay Johnson
Phone: (412) 262-1830
Website: www.kmlcarpenters.org


Wood and supplementary materials are used by a carpenter to assemble and construct forms for concrete structures. Projects carpenters in the heavy and highway industry work on include bridges, retaining walls, tunnels, subways, drainage structures, hydro-electric developments, locks, dams and sewage treatment projects.


A cement mason is employed to place, finish, smooth, protect, and repair exposed concrete surfaces, such as sidewalks, driveways, roads, and dams. Concrete is a common and durable material used in heavy and highway construction comprised of a mixture of cement, sand, gravel and water.


Laborers are utilized throughout several phases of the heavy and highway construction industry. They are employed to work with small heavy equipment, hand, power and air tools, in trenching and shoring projects, traffic control, soil compaction, and a multitude of additional assigned tasks.

Operating Engineers

An operating engineer oversees the operation, maintenance and repair of heavy construction equipment including cranes, backhoes, loaders, scrapers and bulldozers. This type of equipment is essential in the heavy and highway construction industry in the creation of roads, dams, bridges and airports.