The Marion County Building Industry Association (MCBIA) Apprenticeship Program, GNJ is accepting applications for the Carpentry Apprenticeship Program. This four-year program requires apprentices to be employed full-time by a registered contractor and attend evening class sessions. Veterans of the United States Armed Forces are encouraged to apply.

Applicants for this program must meet the following requirements:

-Must be employed by a MCBIA contractor (Steve Allen Construction). Qualified applicants not employed will be referred to eligible contractors

-Must be at least 18 years of age.

-Applicants must be in good health and physically able to perform all phases of the work requirements.

-Applicants must be able to read, write, and speak English language in order to comprehend instructions on the job and in related training classes, and to ensure personal and co-workers safety on the job.

-Possess at least a Standard High School Diploma or H.S. Diploma through a GED program. (Submit official transcript)

-Must posses a current, valid driver’s license with picture I.D. and provide a copy of Florida Driving Record.

-Must be drug free (Drug testing may be required)

-MCBIA will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.

-MCBIA will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

If someone is interested, please have them complete and submit an online apprentice application on the MCBIA website: The application deadline is July 16, 2021. The program will begin on August 2 with on-campus classes beginning August 9. Classes are only two nights per week from 6pm until 9pm. For more information about this program, please contact Sandy Crawford at

The chart below provides the minimum pay requirements based on local, current journey worker’s average wage of $18.00 per hour (March 2021) and the apprentices’ successful progress in the program.