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North Atlantic States Carpenter's Training Fund Carpenter Apprentice Program


Applications Due



Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

18 years, 19+ years, Grade 12

Financial Access

Hourly Pay

US Work Eligibility




Program Description

The Apprenticeship program is a four year, formalized training program. Apprentices must attend 640+ hours of related technical classroom instruction and up to 8,000 hours of on-the-job practical training to graduate.

The apprenticeship program is designed to thoroughly develop the talents and skills of up-and-coming carpenters. The program is a combination of classroom and shop learning as well as jobsite employment. Apprentices attend classes for one week every three months, a system designed to accommodate the needs of contractors and apprentices alike. Apprentices are required to work a minimum number of hours on a jobsite per year. As a result, apprentices are continuously building upon their knowledge and skill base while solidifying these lessons in a practical jobsite setting.

The program allows carpenter apprentices to earn wages and benefits that enable them to provide for themselves and their families, while learning from the most experienced professionals both in the classroom and on-site. Typically, apprentices start around 50% of the journeyworker pay scale. As their training progresses, apprentices earn more until they become full carpenters, called “journeymen,” and are then paid at the journeymen rate. To apply for the program, students must first attend an information session.


Applicants must be 18 years or older and willing to commit to a full four years of training.

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