The Jump Start Carpentry program provides a basic introduction to the carpentry trade as a career. The 12-week course is a hands-on curriculum that includes both classroom and shop projects to provide relevant, applicable skills in the trade with the goal that students are employable and ready to go to work if the course is successfully completed. Otherwise see our Pre-Apprenticeship (Jump Start) Program.
Basic overview of construction
Follow established safety rule, regulations and requirements including maintaining safe and clean environment.
Understanding safety and use of hand and power tools and their purpose.
Study and understand specifications in blueprints, sketches and building plans to prepare project layout and determine accurate dimensions and materials required.
Understand selection and ordering of wood, metal and other required materials.
Measure and mark accurately cutting lines on materials, using ruler, pencil, chalk and marking gauge.
Shape or cut materials to specified measurements, using hand and power tools, machines and power saws.
Install structures and fixtures, such as windows, frames, flooring, trim or hardware using hand and power tools.
Working safely from heights including ladders and related structures.
Working as a team and with other trades & subcontractors.