; A Carpenter Apprentice
Learning Center
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out
Your Federal Quarterly Tax Payments are due April 15th Get Help Now >>

A Carpenter Apprentice


  • pg 1
									?A carpenter apprentice goal is to become a great carpenter in order that he or she
may complete this task they have to learn the carpentry trade or at least the basics.

During the learning process there are two tasks that a apprentice must complete in
order to become a carpenter. The objective that a apprentice must complete is their
schooling. Most people agree that it takes about four years of schooling to become a
all around good carpenter. In school they teach apprentices the fundamentals of
carpentry and more. The union carpenter school that I went to teaches students how to
do concrete work. interior and exterior work and more.

The other part of the learning process is my favorite, on the job training. Its my
favorite because the apprentice is getting paid to learn. Its the best way to get an
education in my opinion. Usually a apprentice follows a journeyman carpenter. The
journeyman carpenter teaches the apprentices all he knows until the apprentice gets it

Through out all the learning the apprentice learns how to work with carpentry tools as
well. Some may have power such as a screw gun or a skill saw. Other tools will not
have power such as utility knife and a hand saw. When not paying attention while
using these tools all of them are equally dangerous. This is why they are taught to be
safe while using every tool.

After 4 years of going back and forth to school and on the job training. The apprentice
will eventually become a journeyman carpenter and be on his own. Most apprentices
have it easy now a days back in my day I had to carry 2 by 4's and big planks, up hill
in the snow I carried them up hill 2 miles just to find out there was another hill go up I
did this everyday for one year. LOL I'm just kidding thank you for reading have a
great day. More details at

To top