How To Enter Apprenticeship (Selection Procedure)

All Joint Apprenticeship Programs are sanctioned and governed by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U. S. Department of Labor.

When the Joint Apprenticeship Committees determine the need for additional apprentices in a given craft, advertisements for applicants are forwarded to the various print media and educational institutions. All applicants must reside within the territorial jurisdiction of the union.

Following receipt of these applications, the applicants are tested and interviewed by the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee and the successful applicants are ready for APPRENTICESHIP & TRAINING.

Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council

The Upper Ohio Valley Building Trades Council (OVBTC) was chartered on January 17, 1939 in Wheeling, West Virginia. The OVBTC meets every Tuesday of the month, with the meeting location varying between Steubenville, Ohio at the Electricians’ Hall and in Wheeling, West Virginia at the Iron Workers’ Hall.