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Carpenter Apprenticeship

Carpenter Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship Program

If you’re at least 18 years old and have a high school Diploma, GED, or high school transcripts, then you can train as a Carpenters’ Apprentice. Whether you have some experience or no experience, you are encouraged to apply. Apprentices learn their trade both in the classroom and on the job, all the while, earning a graduated wage and receiving the same great benefits of a journey-level Carpenter. The phrase “earn while you learn” really does apply.

Carpenter apprentices work right beside Jouneypersons on the job, then come to class on a regular schedule to complete their training. If you like the thought of starting your career, working on a jobsite with your hands, learning a trade, and experiencing different conditions, then contact us today!

Apprentices earn at least 60% of the Journeyman wage scale, and receive 100% of the healthcare and retirement benefits available. Carpenters Union Local 106 members earn top industry wages while practicing a career that you can raise a family on.

Take pride in helping to build the community, and know that you could be making wages and benefits, including retirement, totaling over $50 an hour within 4 years.

The Carpenters Apprenticeship program is open for anyone to apply. This program is non-discriminatory and welcomes applicants of all ages, race and gender. To find out more, contact us here.

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Apply today at:

Des Moines Carpenters Training Center
1555 1st Ave N
Altoona, IA 50009
(515) 265-3467

I’ve been an Apprenticeship instructor at the Carpenters Training Center for over 13 years. Without a doubt, the most satisfying part of my job is seeing a person come through the door, sometimes knowing nothing about carpentry, and then progress to be great carpenters and providers for their families. Some of them even move directly into leadership positions running multimillion dollar jobs! I’m proud to be a Union Carpenter because of the support and the training. It’s not just a job we are helping build the future.