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Oregon Apprenticeship Guide
Job Description
Industrial carpenters work with power and hand tools and build forms. They also work on drywall, wood flooring, metal jambs and ceilings.
On both interior and exterior construction projects, carpenters provide finish work, apply drywall and metal studs, weld and carry out many other related work processes. They must be proficient at reading blueprints and calculating dimensions.
Working Conditions
Carpenter work is very physical and involves standing, climbing, kneeling, lifting and squatting. Carpenters must be in good health, agile and have good hand-eye coordination.
Beginning apprentices start at approximately 50 percent of the journey-level wage. Upon successful completion of required related class work and on-the-job hours, wages increase usually every six months, until the journey-level rate is achieved.
Length of Apprenticeship
The apprenticeship is usually a four-year program. Apprentices must complete a minimum of 144 related classroom hours per year and 8,000 on-the-job training hours.
Minimum Qualifications
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Local committees may require additional qualifications.
These programs are only open to employees of training agents registered with the local apprenticeship committees.
Apprenticeship Committees
Not available at this time
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Go to the Apprenticeship Opportunities Statewide.