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Oregon Apprenticeship Guide - Carpenter

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Carpenters build or remodel almost all structures, including houses and commercial buildings, bridges, churches, factories and highways. They work with power and hand tools to build wood framing for houses, roofs, stairs, decks and sheaths, and forms for concrete. Carpenters install doors, windows and handrails, build cabinets and counter tops. Carpenters perform interior and exterior finish work. They read blueprints, measure accurately and calculate 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. Work conditions vary with each job. 
Minimum Qualifications
Apprenticeship applicants must be at least 18 years of age, or 17 with proof of high school graduation or general education development (GED) equivalent. 

Apprenticeship Committees

 MA# 1057


Oregon SW Washington Carpenters JATC

Phone: 503-287-3708 or  877-287-9282 
Email: training@pnci.org
Website:  www.pnci.org

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 MA# 1074


Oregon/Columbia Carpenters JATC

Phone: 503-256-7300 or 1-800-309-1442
Email: info@nwoc.com
Website:  www.nwcoc.com 
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  Area 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7

& Parts of WA

MA# 3038



Lane/Douglas Counties Carpenters JATC

Phone: 503-256-7300 or 800-309-1442
Website:  www.nwcoc.com 
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      Area 3 & 4


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