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Carpenter - General Apprentice (Intermediate - Level 2)

Note: This is an apprenticeship program. You cannot apply to this program through ontariocolleges.ca. Eligibility to attend this program is determined by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, 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

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 essentials you need to know to be a competent carpenter.

There's an increasing demand for carpenters with the current economic trend toward renovation and 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 apprenticeships are eligible to receive government-funded grants and incentives.

Our 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.

The Pre Certificate of Qualification Exam Preparation Course is now embedded into the Advanced-Level 3 program. 

You've got to be self-motivated, committed to learning, and be interested in the carpentry trade. In order to complete the apprenticeship you have to be working in a carpentry position while taking the in-class courses at Fleming. As well, these helpful personal qualities and skills 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

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

With a current shortage of qualified people in most skilled trades, you can apply for all kinds of jobs. Stay local or go anywhere in Canada with your qualifications - there are plenty of opportunities, particularly in urban areas. 

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

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

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