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Training / Schools

Associated Electrical Contractors Local Union 57 Joint Apprenticeship Program

Applicant must be at least 18 years old 
Complete the application process as listed below
  1. Application Process
  2. Indenturing Process
  3. Apprenticeship Process

Application Process
Applicants may apply online

Associated Electrical Contractors Local Union 57 Joint Apprenticeship Program (AECLU57JAP)
Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters’ Training Center
314.457.9247 fax 
Coordinator: Mike Short 

Applications are accepted Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm (except holidays). Applicants must present proof of age (photo ID) when applying.  Applicants may qualify for entry into the Apprenticeship Program with Advanced Standings. There is no cost to become an apprentice except for the processing fee, initiation fee, monthly union dues, and purchase of hand tools - see Apprenticeship Process.

Indenturing Process
After completing the application and to begin the Indenturing Process, an applicant must:
  • Submit an application 
  • Obtain a job with a signatory contractor AND obtain a letter of intent from the signatory contractor
  • Bring the letter of intent to the St. Louis-Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council offices (1401 Hampton, Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139) along with:
    • Photo ID 
    • Social Security Card
    • Ability to produce a negative substance abuse test (performed at the training school)
  • Sign Apprenticeship Agreement
  • Bring an initiation fee of $50 to join the local
  • Get scheduled for an Orientation Course
  • Report to job site
Apprenticeship Process 
  • Obtain required basic tools
  • Employed apprentices are registered with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship
  • Training and pay progresses as the apprentice completes units and on-the-job learning hours 
  • Achieve Journey-level status after completing 20 units and 8,000 hours on-the-job learning, approximately five (5) years of apprenticeship.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy
The Carpenters' Training Fund of St. Louis admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.