Training

The Carpenters’ Union recognizes that an ongoing commitment to apprenticeship training is the foundation for a successful future for our trade. As the need for new construction grows, so does the need for more skilled tradespeople.

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General Carpenter Apprenticeship FAQ

How long does it take to complete an apprenticeship in General Carpentry? A formal apprenticeship in General Carpentry is 7,200 hours in length—hours that are accumulated through a combination of work experience (about 90% of total hours) and in school training (about 10% of total hours).

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Floor Covering Apprenticeship FAQ

How long does it take to complete an apprenticeship in Floor Covering? A formal apprenticeship in Floor Covering is 6,000 hours in length—hours that are accumulated through a combination of work experience (about 90% of total hours) and in school training (about 10% of total hours).

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Exterior Insulating Finishing Systems Mechanic (EIFS) FAQ

What is an exterior insulating finishing systems mechanic? Also known as ‘synthetic stucco’, exterior insulating Finishing Systems combines the best of Drywall Mechanic and Drywall Finishing skill sets. The antiquated construction technique has made an impressive architectural comeback.

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Drywall Finisher & Plaster FAQ

What is a drywall finisher & plaster? Drywall finishers & plasterers prepare drywall panel sections for painters. They apply a ready-mix compound over seams and screw heads and also reinforce panels by using a perforated or mesh compound.

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Drywall Acoustic Mechanic & Lather Apprenticeship FAQ

What is a drywall acoustic mechanic & lather? Drywall acoustic mechanic & lathers are similar to wood carpenters, except they build everything out of heavy gage and light gauge steel studs (not wood studs) all year round, regardless of weather conditions. Drywall acoustic mechanic & lathers erect various exterior and interior stud wall partitions.

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Hazardous Materials Worker FAQ

What is a hazardous materials worker? Discover the latest apprentice-trade program offered by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities. The Hazardous Materials Worker program offers exclusive training in specialized tasks including the containment, removal and disposal of hazardous materials.

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