National Elevator Industry Apprentice Program - Charlotte, NC & Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, SC

Program Details:




Are you someone who wants to work with your hands? Who enjoys complex machinery?

Have you always wanted to join a workforce with a strong union and amazing benefits?


Welcome to the International Union of Elevator Constructors. Applying to apprentice with union elevator constructors is an opportunity to work hard, learn while you earn, and enter a stable and reliable career without a college degree or any prior training.

This recruitment is for the entire jurisdiction of Local 135. It covers the areas of Ashville and Charlotte in North Carolina & Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina. This includes the outlying areas as well.

Applications will be taken from 4/1/2024 at 9 AM through 4/25/2024 at 5 PM. All applications must be completed by 4/26/2024 at 5 PM to be accepted for processing.

FEES: You will be required to pay the $25 non-refundable fee and upload proof of education at the time of completing your application.


  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Applicants shall be a high school graduate or provide proof of equivalent educational attainment such as completion of the General Education Development (GED) tests. Each applicant shall submit (upload), with the completed application, a high school transcript, or high school diploma, or an official report of GED test results.
  • APTITUDE: All applicants shall pass an examination designed to test the applicant’s reading, math skills, and aptitude for employment in the elevator industry.
  • TOOL ASSESSMENT: Applicants will also take a Tool Assessment designed to assess knowledge of basic tools and their use, as well as basic measuring skills.
  • PHYSICAL: Be capable of performing the physical requirements of the job without posing a threat to the health and safety of themselves or others.

Upon selection, pass a drug test. (Paid by the employer).
A photo I.D. must be presented during the application process.



Class Date

Application process starts 4/1/2024 through 4/25/2024


Charlotte, NC & Columbia, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, SC

Application process starts 4/1/2024 through 4/25/2024

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