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Carpentry

CONSTRUCTION

Description

Job Corps offers a basic Carpentry program and a Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice program through United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBCJA). All training programs are hands-on and are similar in curriculum and requirements.

Career Details

Skills

Students in Carpentry are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Constructing, installing, and repairing structures and fixtures using wood, metal, drywall, and other materials
  • Measuring materials and distances for project layout
  • Properly using hand and power tools to cut and fasten materials according to specified measurements
  • Building structures out of wood and metal, erecting scaffolds, and building concrete forms according to sketches, blueprints, or oral instructions
  • Following established safety rules and regulations and maintaining a safe and clean environment

Career Options

Career Options

Most Carpentry Job Corps graduates go on to work as carpenters in the public or private sector.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Organizational skills
  • Physical strength
  • Problem-solving skills

Carpentry Numbers to Know

$48K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months needed to complete career training

82

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