Employment of carpenters is projected to grow 2 percent from 2020 to 2030.
Increased levels of new homebuilding and remodeling activity will require more carpenters.
The median pay for a carpenter in 2020 was $49,520 per year or $23.81 per hour.
Students that enter the Carpenters Union earn approximately $75,000 per year
if 40 weeks of work are obtained.
(Source: United States Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Students in the Carpentry Program learn the fundamental skills to gain employment in the millwork and construction industries. Course work is both skill and project based. Classes are held indoors and outdoors in all parts of the school year to prepare students for work in real world conditions. Students in their 4th year will have the opportunity to gain real world employment for credit as well as to learn to manage a job site and to mentor younger students.
Introduction: Safety, Carpentry Tools,
Basic Masonry and Basic Cabinetry
Foundations: Small Exterior Structures,
Interior Walls, Drywall, Windows, Doors, Roofing
Student Developed Projects,
Advanced Materials, Advanced Masonry
Advanced Concepts II:
Career Employment Experience
and/or In Class Mentoring
& Leadership Training
Classes meet for 3 periods/2 hours per day, 5 days a week
Average number of new students accepted per year: 6
Opportunity for professional certifications: YES
Opportunity to earn college credits: NO
Residential or Union Carpenter
Industry Sales Representative
Union Training School
Princeton University Carpentry Dept.
Ramapo College of New Jersey
Raritan Valley Community College
Triangle Technical Institute
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