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Carpenter Apprenticeship Opportunities

Job Description

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.

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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.

Available Apprenticeship Programs


Committee NameCityAverage Wage
PACIFIC NW CARPENTERS JATCPORTLAND$43.59View for #10570067 Apprenticeship Details
OREGON/COLUMBIA CARPENTERS JATCPORTLAND$27.72View for #10740067 Apprenticeship Details
LANE/DOUGLAS COUNTIES CARPENTERS JATCPORTLAND$28.00View for #30380067 Apprenticeship Details
SOUTHERN OREGON JATCCHILOQUIN$24.00View for #50360067 Apprenticeship Details

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