Carpenters are among the most versatile craftspeople in the construction industry. They assist in site preparation; construct and frame walls and roofs; install structures and fixtures, such as windows, doors, cabinetry and trim; and inspect and repair damaged walls and other structures.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every facility and building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights

Skills Needed

Math, spatial and mechanical ability, hand/eye coordination, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking and reacting, problem solving, comfortable with heights, blueprint reading, detail-oriented

Application Requirements

  • At least 18 years old

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Arithmetic Requirements: ACT 15 or Accuplacer 237

Education and Training

  • 4-year apprentice program

  • 7,000 hours of on-the-job training

  • 800 classroom hours

How to Apply

The applicant must contact and apply with listed signatory union contractors until the applicant finds a contractor willing to take them on as a carpenter’s apprentice. Once a contractor is secured, the applicant must have the contractor complete the Union Sponsor Letter located within the application packet. The signed Sponsor Letter, passing ACT/Accuplacer scores, required paperwork, and all necessary personal documents must be submitted to the training facility in order to begin the apprenticeship program.

Are you ready to see what a career as a Carpenter has to offer?