What is a Carpenter?
A carpenter today is many things, from the builder of small residential homes, to the fabricator of the most complex industrial setting. The conditions they work in are as varied as the skill levels they possess. They weld metals, mold plastics, saw woods, form concrete, build scaffolds, layout the tallest buildings and put the final key in the door. Their tools are hammers, saws, lasers, digital and electronic devices and organizational skills.
How do I prepare for the trade?
The following will be helpful:
Good personal and social habits
Courses in math, science and communication skills
Develop reasoning and problem solving skills
Acquire related work experience
How do I qualify
At least 18 years of age
Possess a high school diploma or GED
Desire to be the best
Have a valid driver’s license
Social Security Card & Birth Certificate
What are the program specifics
Length of program – 4 years
Four weeks of classroom related instruction each year
Starting pay – 60% journeyman wage
Where Do I Apply?Indiana-Kentucky-Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters, JATF 1245 Durrett Lane Louisville, KY 40213