Opportunities in Key West and the Middle Keys start this January.
The Carpentry Apprenticeship program prepares students for advancement as a residential or commercial carpenter.
Apprentices are employed full-time (PAID w/raises). Classes are FREE and on-the-job training is completed during the workday.
Graduates of the program earn “journeyman” status as well as state and national credentials, positioning them well for a strong career in a growing job market.
The median annual wage for carpenters was $48,330 in May 2019. Click for more information about the carpentry profession from the U.S. Bureau of Labor & Statistics.
Training & Coursework:
- Form building
- Rough framing
- Door and window setting
- Application of trimming fixtures
- Roof coverage
- Construction and setting cases, closets and stair work
- Application of hardware and fittings to exterior and interior of buildings, doors and windows
- Care and use of tools and
- Safety procedures
- Care and safe use of tools and woodworking machinery
Apprentices are required to work a total of 8,004 hours On-the-Job Training (OJT) and attend 576 supplemental classroom instructional hours. Upon successful completion of the program, the apprentice will be considered a “journey worker” and will receive a four-level certification by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and will be issued a nationally recognized Completion of Apprenticeship certificate by the State of Florida.