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Marion Technical College is working in partnership with the Marion County Building Industry Association to develop a Carpentry Apprenticeship program for Marion and surrounding counties. The local need for carpenters has grown significantly due to the improvements in the economy.

The Carpentry Apprenticeship program is a four – year apprenticeship that includes full-time employment for the apprentices along with classes throughout the term of the program. The apprentices are employed 40 hours per week with a local company, and attend classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings for a total of 6 hours a week and last 9 months each year of the program. The program will begin in January 2021. 

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.

Business Owners

Are you interested in sponsoring an apprentice for your business?

Start your application by submitting your details online or download our Employer Sponsorship Application Form.

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Looking to gain valuable skills from a local industry professional?

Start your application by submitting your details online or download our Apprenteship Student Application Form.

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