Carpenter Apprenticeship

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


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