CARPENTRY APPRENTICESHIP

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide proof of at least 18 years of age with:
    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • or: Completion of an Associated Degree or higher that is recognized by the Department of Education.
    • or: Test scores within 12 months on Alex, COMPASS or Accuplacer with placement at or above Math 20 or higher, Reading 115 or higher & Writing 101 or higher; or completion of the equivalent ABE course.
  • Education Substitution: applicant in good standing with 2,000 OJT hours. 1st year related training and good standing with a Laborers JATC may be substituted in lieu of a high school diploma or GED.
  • Submit documentation for points for ranking placement.
    • Points are awarded for: valid drivers license, military, education, certifications, work experience documented on company letterhead and completion of BOLI approved pre-apprenticeship.
  • Attend 1/2 day of orientation and 5 days of jumpstart training (unpaid training).
  • Please provide your ID information before the end of the month you intend to apply
PLEASE EMAIL ALL DOCUMENTATION TO APPLY@NWCOC.COM
  • Provide proof of at least 17 years of age with high school diploma or at least 18 years of age with GED
  • Education Substitution: applicant in good standing with 2,000 OJT hours. 1st year related training and good standing with a Laborers JATC may be substituted in lieu of a diploma or GED
  • Attend 1/2 day of orientation and 1 day (split into two 1/2 days) of OSHA-10 training (unpaid training)
  • Please provide your ID information before the end of the month you intend to apply
PLEASE EMAIL ALL DOCUMENTATION TO APPLY@NWCOC.COM

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.

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. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age, or 17 with proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent. 

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

Private Wage: $15.20 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $21.98 /hr

Private Wage: $16.46 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $23.81 /hr

Private Wage: $17.73 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $25.64 /hr

Private Wage: $19.00 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $27.47 /hr

Private Wage: $20.26 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $29.30 /hr

Private Wage: $21.53 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $31.14 /hr

Private Wage: $22.80 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $32.97 /hr

Private Wage: $24.06 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $34.80 /hr

Private Wage: $25.33 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $36.63 /hr

Lane Douglas Carpenters

Private Wage: $13.04 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $20.15 /hr

Private Wage: $14.22 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $21.98 /hr

Private Wage: $15.41 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $23.81 /hr

Private Wage: $16.59 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $25.64 /hr

Private Wage: $18.01 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $27.84 /hr

Private Wage: $19.43 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $30.04 /hr

Private Wage: $20.86 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $32.23 /hr

Private Wage: $22.52 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $34.80 /hr

Private Wage: $23.70 /hr

Area 2 PWR Wage: $36.63 /hr

*PWR data is taken as a sample from PWR Handbook. Effective 2018

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