The New England Carpenters Union offers a 4-year apprenticeship program created to thoroughly develop the talents and skills of carpenters. This type of structured training is required to make sure carpenters are fully qualified, well-rounded and productive. It includes classroom and workshop training in addition to employment with the most experienced professionals in the industry.
Training is anchored at the New England Carpenters Training Center. Apprentices attend classes for 1 week every 3 months, a system designed to accommodate the needs of contractors and apprentices alike. The courses build from instruction of basic skills like math and geometry to programs that teach the use of leading industry technology and products.
While working, apprentices earn wages and benefits that enable them to provide for themselves and their families. Typically, apprentices start around 50% or higher of the journey worker pay scale. As their training progresses, apprentices earn more until they become full carpenters, called "journeymen," and are then paid at the journeymen rate.
Apprentice Resources Available
Click here for a list of apprentice resources on the New England Carpenters Training Fund website. Documents found on the page include blank work reports, benefits office contact information, a math test study guide, tool lists and scholarship information.
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Pile Drivers Local 56 Apprenticeship Training
Pile Drivers Local 56 represents more than 400 pile drivers, divers, welders, burners, riggers, bridge, wharf and dock builders in Massachusetts. We offer a 4-year apprenticeship training program that prepares qualified candidates for a challenging and rewarding career in marine construction. Pile Drivers Local 56 has been a chartered local of the New England Carpenters since 1919, and our apprenticeship is a state and federally registered program. For more information please contact Apprenticeship Coordinator Edward Nickerson at 617-443-1991 or email at email@example.com.