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On behalf of our Board of Trustees, thank you for visiting our site. Here you will find information on how to start an exciting career in carpentry. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Page.

Quad Cities Campus

Welcome to the The Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council (MACRC) Apprentice and Training Program – Quad Cities Campus. Thank you for visiting our site. It will give you direction on how to begin or maintain an exciting career in the Carpentry or Floor Covering Trades. Our center is built upon the outstanding tradition of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA) training for both Apprenticeship and Journey-level skill enhancement education.

Our Training Program was originally established on August 19, 1968. At that time, the purpose of the Carpenter Training Center of the Quad Cities JATC (QC-JATC) was to create and maintain a program for the training of Apprentices and the skills enhancement of Journeymen in this geographical area. The classes were originally taught at Rock Island High School, Rock Island, IL; thereafter, classes were held at Black Hawk Community College, East Moline, IL. Later, all classes were held at a former elementary school purchased by the QC-JATC on Big Island in Rock Island County. In 1992, a fire totally destroyed the Big Island Center. With a need for a new facility, the QC-JATC purchased land and built a new facility in the East Moline, IL Industrial Park. This new facility opened in the Fall of 1993, with four (4) classrooms and 3000 square feet of shop area for “hands on” training. Since the 1993 opening, the QC-JATC has twice constructed additional shop and instructional space. In 2000, a 5,000 square foot Shop addition was completed. And in 2004, an additional classroom, instructor office space, and a 3,600 square foot Shop were added and opened for classes. Due to continued growth and our merger with the MACRC, we are joining forces with our brother and sister Millwrights and expanding with the construction of a new 55,000 sq. ft. Training Center at 408 Carpenters Ct., East Moline, IL. This Center is expected to open in the late Fall of 2022.

We currently train Carpenter and Floor Mechanic Apprentices through a four (4) year program, which includes sixteen (16) weeks of academic and hands on training. Each apprentice must also complete 5,200 on-the-job training (OJT) hours with our Union Contractors based in the QCA. Additionally, we have six hundred fifty (650) Journeyman Carpenters and Floor Mechanics that receive continuing education classes at this Training Center. Please take some time and review this site to see what opportunities and classes we have to offer. Thank you.

Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council Apprentice & Training Quad Cities Campus

479-27th Street
East Moline, IL 61244
Phone: (309) 755-3585 | Fax: (309) 752-1008


Training Director: Curt Determan