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Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship


Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Program

If creativity and attention to detail are your strengths, you can build a successful and rewarding future as a carpenter.

Florida Trade Academy’s program provides expert hands-on training to learn about various building materials, tools of the trade, and fasteners and adhesives.

Our Carpentry pre-apprenticeship program is designed to prepare you with the hands-on training, practical skills, and core courses needed to get started toward career success and satisfaction in the trades. Upon successful completion of our program, trainees earn Core and Level 1 NCCER trade certifications as well as *2,000 hours of on-the-job training credit, which qualifies you for employment with an organization that can sponsor your continued education as a registered apprentice.

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Florida Trade Academy’s Carpentry Program

  • 150 hours of live virtual classes and hands-on training
  • All trainees are registered in the National Center for Construction Education & Research’s (NCCER) registry to track earned credentials.
  • Weeks 1-8 Core: Introduction to Basic Construction Skills NCCER Certification
  • Weeks 9-24: Level 1 NCCER Carpentry Certification

*2,000 OTJ hours are applied when entering an ABC Florida Gulf Coast Registered Apprenticeship

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Carpenter Career Outlook

As many aging carpenters are exiting the labor force and retiring and construction across Florida and other parts of the US are booming, there are openings for those who want to use their hands to create structures that support people and their daily lives. As carpenters advance their experiences and careers, they can enter many specialty areas, such as restaurant furniture, cabinetry, trim work, or ship carpentry.

Prospects & Partnerships

Florida Trade Academy has strong industry partners and will guide graduates toward enrollment in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) to continue working toward licensing and certification.

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What Will I Do as a Carpenter?

Some typical job duties of carpenters include:
  • Following blueprints and building plans
  • Installing structures and fixtures, such as doors, windows, and molding
  • Measuring, cutting, and constructing building frameworks
  • Inspecting and replacing damaged frameworks and structures
  • Working collaboratively with other trades workers
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