Carpenter - General Apprentice (Basic)

October 2018

Availability: Apprenticeship
Credential: ( 8 weeks )
Classes begin:
October 22, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
AGB
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$400.00 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Note: Apprentice classes are for students who have already found work in the trade and have been indentured. Each candidate must be indentured to a qualified contractor or Union and be registered with the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development - Workplace/Employed Workers Support Branch.

Program Highlights

In the Carpenter apprenticeship program, you'll combine your three in-school Basic, Intermediate and Advanced sessions 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's 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 Carpenter's Union, based in Bowmanville, 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.

To participate in an apprenticeship program, you must be employed and a registered apprentice. Contact your local Apprenticeship office to determine your eligibility to enter this trade. In Peterborough, contact the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development at (705) 745-1918.

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