CARPENTRY APPRENTICESHIP

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

JOB DESCRIPTION

Carpenters build or remodel almost all structures, including houses and commercial buildings, bridges, churches, factories and highways. 

They work with power and hand tools to build wood framing for houses, roofs, stairs, decks and sheaths, and forms for concrete. 

Carpenters install doors, windows and handrails, build cabinets and counter tops. Carpenters perform interior and exterior finish work. They read blueprints, measure accurately and calculate dimensions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Carpentry apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age with proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent. 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Carpenter work is very physical and involves standing, climbing, kneeling, lifting and squatting. Carpenters must be in good health, agile and have good hand-eye coordination. Work conditions vary with each job. 

LENGTH OF APPRENTICESHIP

Classroom Hours: A minimum of 144 hours per year for 4 years

On-the-Job Training: 8,000 hours (approx. 4 years)

ESTIMATED WAGES*

Oregon-Columbia Carpenters

Lane / Douglas Carpenters

*Wage data is taken as a sample from PWR Handbook. Effective 2019

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