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APPRENTICESHIP TRADES

Carpentry

Build your career one step at a time.

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Apprenticeship Length

4 YEARS

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State Skilled Wage Rate Range

$30.42 to $35.26

Per Hour, Plus Benefits*

school locations

MPTC: West Bend (block program)
NTC: Rice Lake

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CARPENTRY APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Apprenticeship application
  • Employer application (if sponsored)
  • Voluntary EEO Information Form
  • Voluntary Disability Disclosure Form
  • High school verification:
    • Transcripts with graduation date listed, or
    • Copy of high school diploma, or
    • GED/HSED certificate, or
    • Graduating senior: verification that you are on track to graduate, or
    • Homeschool PI – 1206 form verification for each year completed
  • Copy of driver’s license or letter verifying transportation means to get to work and school
  • Test results (Accuplacer or ACT), if applicable (see Apprenticeship Requirements Table above)

What You will Do

Construct, repair and remodel all aspects of commercial construction, from concrete forms and building framework, to exterior and interior finishing; operate wide range of professional power tools and precision measurement devices; read and interpret blue prints and specifications to coordinate and schedule work with other trades on the jobsite.
*Apprentices earn minimum of 45% first year, 60% second year, 65% third year and 70% fourth year. Benefits, such has health care and retirement, are above and beyond this wage.

CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION

Your Career
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Most people don’t realize apprenticeship is a career area with lots of opportunities. Getting into employment earlier means there’s lots of potential for you to progress quickly in your career. After putting your skills into practice, you could become a master craftsperson and/or land a leadership role at your company, such as foreman, crew leader, jobsite superintendent or project manager. Some apprentices start their own businesses or go back to school for a two-year construction management degree at a technical college and then apply that to a four-year building construction management degree at a university. How far you want to go is all up to you.