Training center for carpenters opens in Edison

April 8, 2018 by  

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) recently opened the New Jersey Carpenters Apprentice Training Center located in Edison, according to an article on the Construction Equipment website.

John Ballantyne, the NRCC’s executive secretary-treasurer, said the new center was custom designed to meet the needs of the organization’s members, and make it possible for apprentice and journeyman carpenters to receive the best training available, using the finest equipment. He went on to say that people who were interested in a well-paying career that offers good retirement and health benefits, but does not necessitate a college degree, should think about a career in carpentry.

The new facility offers classrooms that have the latest in audio/visual technology, 14 welding booths, and enough space for hands-on training in all the skills needed for carpentry. There is also an overhead bridge crane to move equipment, as well as a cabinet shop that is completely equipped to help train those entering the mill-cabinet program, and an auditorium that seats 300.

One of the officials on hand to open the center was Steve Sweeney, a New Jersey state senator. He noted that the economic importance of a skilled workforce and congratulated the NRCC on its new facility.

Facilities like this can reach more prospective students if officials work with a flyer printing company to create a mailer for locals.