WHAT YOU DO
When you hear the word Carpenter, you probably think tables and chairs rather than skyscrapers and bridges. But nearly every building and structure you see—the hospital you were born in, the home you live in, the school you study at, the arena you play in, the movie theatre you’re heading to tonight—wouldn’t exist without a Carpenter.
As a Carpenter, you get to construct, renovate and repair structures made of wood, steel, concrete and other materials. You work as part of a team of trade professionals right on the job site, getting your hands dirty and watching your project come to life bit by bit every day.
WHAT YOU LEARN
- How to read blueprints and make sense of building codes
- How to measure, cut, shape, assemble and join materials on site
- How to build foundations, install floor beams, lay sub-flooring, and put up walls and roofs
- How to install doors, stairs, moulding and hardware
WHO YOU WORK FOR
Carpenters often work for construction and renovation companies and in the maintenance departments of buildings and factories. Some even start their own businesses.
Types of Workplaces
- Construction Firms
- Maintenance Departments
- Self Employed
WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH
You will be paired with an experienced Carpenter who will guide your apprenticeship. Here you will develop a solid foundation in planning and framing structures for commercial or residential construction. You will also direct concrete placement and the installation of interior or exterior finishing materials, windows, doors and cabinets.Find an Employer Sponsor