Carpenter - General Apprentice (Intermediate - Level 2)

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 Training, Colleges, and Universities - Workplace/Employed Workers Support Branch.

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 and registered apprenticeships 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, you can apply for all kinds of jobs. Go anywhere in Canada with your qualifications--there are plenty of 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, and 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 Training, Colleges and Universities at (705) 745-1918.

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