Carpentry Registered Apprentice
Carpentry is a skilled trade and a craft in which the primary work performed is the cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, and concrete formwork.
For over 40 years, the highly experienced training committee at Five Rivers Carpenters JATC have been teaching apprentices the art of carpentry. Through commercial carpentry, residential carpentry and cabinetry classes, Five Rivers Carpenters JATC help apprentices become professional carpenters.
The four-year carpentry apprenticeship program focuses on commercial carpentry, residential carpentry, heavy highway construction training, interior system training, cabinetry and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
Five Rivers Carpenters JATC:
- Is a state-of-the-art private facility for union carpenters
- Provides a variety of day and night classes
- Offers over 20 different carpentry certifications
A carpentry apprentice will start at 60% of Journeyman wage ($15) with the possibility of a 5% raise each 6 month period until the apprentice reaches 90% of Journeyman wages.
Apprenticeship training provides individuals with the skills needed to compete economically and work safely. Union members of the building and construction trades typically receive higher wages and better benefits than those employed by non-union contractors.
High school courses important to the position:
Mathematics, drafting and blueprint reading, construction technology, shop, and welding.
Training, certifications, or degree needed to qualify for the position:
Qualifications to become an apprentice include a strong foundation of math and literacy skills, a high school or an equivalency diploma, and the ability to successfully complete an aptitude test. Additionally a qualified candidate must be physically fit, drug-free, have access to reliable transportation, and have proof of citizenship or the legal right to work in the United States.