WHAT HE DOES:
Carpentry is one of the oldest trades known. There were more Carpenters on the Mayflower than members of any other skilled craft. As the country began to develop westward, carpenters were a major work force in building its towns and cities, as well as the railroads and bridges that linked the towns together.
Carpenters play a vital role in building America. They are not only an important part of the construction crews that build houses and apartments, but they also build the factories, mills, and offices that provide work. Carpenters help to erect schools, hospitals, and houses of worship. They are involved in the building of streets, highways and freeways. They work on wharves and docks and help to construct dams and irrigation systems.
Skill is required in all the different operations that are a part of the carpentry trade. Skill also includes keeping abreast of the new materials and methods that bring about constant change in the construction industry. It is this constant change that makes the carpentry trade so exciting and interesting today.
- Age – minimum 17 years
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Physically able to perform the work of the trade
- Indicate interest, desire and willingness to learn
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE:
- High school transcript
- Diploma or equivalency certificate
- Birth certificate
- Participate in a personal interview
- Pass a pre-employment drug-screening
TERMS OF APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:
- Length of Indentureship – 4 years, Intent To Hire Program
- Minimum hours of related classroom instruction – 150 hours each year
- Indentured to the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL COURSES:
- Advanced Math
- Mechanical Drawing
- Shop Courses
More Apprenticeship Info
- Apprenticeship Programs
- Introduction To The World Of Construction - By And Through Apprenticeship And Training
- Apprentices Receive Regular Wage Increases
- How To Enter Apprenticeship (Selection Procedure)
- Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
- Terms Of Apprenticeship
- What Is A Construction Apprentice?