This industry-driven program will train you to construct, erect and repair buildings and other structures made of wood, wood substitutes, steel and other materials. Carpenters' duties vary depending on the industry in which they work; residential, commercial, and industrial or maintenance construction. They may be involved in cribbing the basement, building the house framework or exterior finish, or building bridges, tunnels and towers. Carpenters may also specialize in one type of work such as framing, bench work or finishing carpentry.
Apprentices may be eligible for financial support.
To enter an apprenticeship, you must have the educational qualifications required for the trade to which you apply. Entrance requirements are monitored by Alberta and Industry Training.
See the Apprentice System of Training to find out about becoming a registered apprentice.
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