Carpenter



Carpenters construction build-in-place or prefabricated wooden forms according to specifications. They form work for concrete structures such as bridges, foundations and other structures. They study blueprints and diagrams determining dimensions of materials required to complete a project.

Duties:

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule carpenters and apprentices and others
  • Establish methods, schedules and co-ordinate work and reports
  • Request materials and supplies and follow safety standards
  • Resolve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Skills:

  • Have a careful, methodical and accurate approach to work
  • Be able to follow precise instructions, safety standards
  • Have the ability to work as a team
  • Organized and able to plan most effective way to complete projects
  • Read and understand blueprints, diagrams, or drawings

Videos:

Job Testimonial Videos

Job Overview Videos

Education:

    Apprenticeship is required

Education Requirements :

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required
  • Apprenticeship: 7200 hours-6480 on the job and 720 in school
  • Several years of experience as a qualified carpenter or cabinetmaker are required
View Education Roadmap

Available Programs:

  • OYAP

Program Description:

This program teaches building renovation skills, including carpentry techniques and new materials applications, and provides solid understanding of the renovation-related trades.  Hands-on training where current techniques related to renovations and new home construction is provided.  Students are  exposure to  business skills that can be used to start and run a contracting business.

Schools:

  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE BUILDING RENOVATION
  • CANADORE COLLEGE BUILDING RENOVATION
  • DURHAM COLLEGE BUILDING RENOVATION
  • GEORGE BROWN BUILDING RENOVATION

Program Description

Carpentry & Renovation Techniques program will provide hands-on skills along with in-class learning to give you a strong background in the Carpentry and Renovation fields. The building process with construction, safety, materials, blueprint reading, estimating and masonry will provide you with the entry level knowledge you need to be successful.

Schools:

  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE CARPENTRY & RENOVATION
  • NIAGARA COLLEGE CARPENTRY & RENOVATION
  • FANSHAWE COLLEGE CARPENTRY & RENOVATION
  • FLEMING COLLEGE CARPENTRY & RENOVATION
  • CONESTOGA COLLEGE CARPENTRY & RENOVATION
  • CONFEDERATION COLLEGE CARPENTRY & RENOVATION
  • GEORGIAN COLLEGE CARPENTRY & RENOVATION
  • ST CLAIR COLLEGE CARPENTRY & RENOVATION
    ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE CARPENTRY & RENOVATION


Download Career Profile Pdf
Did you know

Carpenters, the largest group of building trades workers, held about 1.2 million jobs in 2009

Carpenter
Did you know

1/3 worked for general building contractors, 20 percent worked for special trade contractors and 12 percent worked in heavy construction

Carpenter
Did you know

Modern carpentry in the United States has existed since the first half of the 17th century, when colonists began constructing their homes.

Carpenter
What to Expect
Nathan Harvey

Carpenter

I was always building things as a kid.  When I was about 12 my dad helped us build a treehouse that was so amazing they showed it in our newspaper. It had real doors and windows and a roof with shingles. Now I’m 30 and I’m still building things and…
Read More

Essentials Skills
Carpenter


  • Reading Text
  • Document Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
Financial Expectation

Carpenter

Education Roadmap

Carpenter

Career ETA: 5 years

Read More


Back to Dashboard