Residential carpentry is a challenging career because of the new building products, new styles, new tools and new technology which go into today’s housing industry. Housing contractors are always seeking good residential carpenters. Specialized training keeps these specialty craft workers at the top of their game. Residential carpenters build homes, apartments, and condos. They assemble and erect the framework of residences, or build partitions, install the flooring and do much of the finish work. Your training will get you to the point of being a sought-after residential carpenter who can complete all of these tasks expertly and efficiently.
What You Will Learn
The Residential Carpentry Apprenticeship training includes:
- Rough framing
- Residential concrete
- Heavy gauge framing
- Roof framing
- Metal framing and drywall
- Scaffold and fall protection
- Interior finish
- Stair construction
A college graduate with a bachelor’s in business degree, Darlene spent over 10 years in health care administration. Finding her position less-than-fulfilling, Darlene enrolled in the Hard Hatted Women’s pre-apprenticeship program.
“The apprenticeship program is helping me to become a well-rounded carpenter. The more you know, the more opportunities you have in the field of carpentry.
I believe that the union’s carpenters’ apprenticeship program offers the best training and the best benefits. It’s a great field to be in where there are plenty of jobs for good workers.
At the end of the day, I can say that I built something. I can take pride in the fact that I feel good about what I do.”