Carpenter - General Apprentice (Basic - Level 1)

Note: This is an apprenticehsip program. You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca. Eligibility to attend this program is determined by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development. You must be a registered apprentice with the Ministry which includes being sponsored by an eligible employer. The Ministry specifies all the eligibility requirements and extends offers to attend this program only to eligible students. For more information on Apprenticeship in Ontario see Start an apprenticeship | Ontario.ca

Program Highlights

In the Carpenter-General 403A apprenticeship program, you will combine your three in-school sessions (Basic-Level 1, Intermediate-Level 2 and Advanced-Level 3) of 240 hours each with work experience. Instructors who have many years of practical experience in the trade and related expertise will give you the straight goods on the essentials you need to know to be a competent carpenter.

There is an increasing demand for carpenters with the current economic trend toward new construction. Take pride in a job well done - as a carpenter, you'll get to see the results of all your hard work, enjoy variety in work and projects, and make a good living.

Carpentry is a Red Seal trade which means registered apprentices are eligible for government -funded grants and incentives.

Why Choose Fleming

Fleming's Carpenter Apprenticeship program is known for the high number of qualified tradespeople teaching the program. Our apprenticeship grads have a great success rate in writing their Certificate of Qualification and maintaining work in their trade. The Carpenters' Union, based in Port Hope, sends their best students to us to complete their apprenticeship training.

Is this You?

You've got to be self-motivated, committed to learning, and naturally, be interested in the carpentry trade. In order to complete the apprenticeship you have to be working in a carpentry position while taking courses at Fleming. Other than these essentials, the following are helpful personal qualities and skills that will help you along the path to success as a Carpenter apprentice:

  • an interest in learning on the job
  • good problem solving skills
  • good time management skills
  • the ability to work well under pressure/deadlines
  • good stress management skills
  • analytical thinking skills
  • math/logical thinking skills

Career Opportunities

Once you've completed your apprenticeship, you will qualify for the Certificate of Qualification and become a fully certified General Carpenter with inter-provincial status.

With a current shortage of qualified people in most skilled trades, there are many opportunities, particularly in urban areas. It is an advantage if you can relocate or are able to travel to where the work is.

There are plenty of places and projects where you can find employment, including construction companies of various types, or as a self-employed carpenter. You'll be able to select the best paying projects based on your personal schedule and career goals.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Certificate (Grade 10) is required to be considered for this apprenticeship.

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This program is funded in part by the Government of Ontario

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