The advantage of an apprenticeship is that students are employed full-time during the program, and earn a standard wage based on apprenticeship terms. Classes are only 6 hours per week, and allow students to learn about the jobs they are performing. During classes, students are able to address any task-related issues that they are facing on the job.
This allows the students to practice their trade while learning how to become top-notch carpenters. Newcomers to the field of carpentry may be expected to work for a contractor prior to entering the apprenticeship program. It is the contractor’s discretion to enroll an employee in the apprenticeship program.