General Carpenter Apprentice

Area Of Interest

Skilled Trades

Program Code

403A General Carpenter


The General Carpenter Apprenticeship Program at Confederation College, a leading carpenter school in Ontario, offers a comprehensive carpentry apprenticeship. This program is designed for individuals aiming to excel as carpenter apprentices, providing essential skills in the following 5 areas:

  1. Exterior Finishing
  2. Formwork and Foundations
  3. Framing
  4. Finishing
  5. Interior Finishing

The curriculum integrates practical experience with theoretical knowledge, ensuring apprentices are well-equipped for the carpentry trade. This carpentry training program emphasizes safety, environmental protection, and hands-on learning, making it an ideal choice for those pursuing a career in this dynamic field.

Key Components of the Program:

  1. Competency Analysis Profile: This is the foundation of the program, ensuring that all necessary competencies are covered.
  2. Skill Sets: Apprentices will learn and master a range of skills:
    • Protect Self and Others
    • Operate Tools and Equipment
    • Establish Building Procedures
    • Prepare Site for Building
    • Execute Form Work
    • Frame Floors and Walls
    • Frame Roofs and Ceilings
    • Construct Heavy Framing
    • Build Stairs
    • Install Doors, Frames, and Hardware
    • Install Windows
    • Install Exterior Finishing Materials
    • Install Finished Materials to Walls and Ceilings
    • Install Interior Finishing Materials and Hardware
    • Perform Landscape and Site Work
    • Perform Renovations
    • Erect and Dismantle Scaffolds
    • Cut and Weld Mild Steel
    • Protect the Environment
  3. Roles and Responsibilities: Clear guidance on the roles and responsibilities of the apprentice, sponsor/employer, and supervisor/trainer.
  4. Important Directions: Detailed instructions for both apprentices and those responsible for their training.
  5. Skill Set Completion Form: Used to track and verify the apprentice's competency in various skill sets.

General Carpenter Apprenticeship Program Fees

Offering practical carpentry skills, the Level 1 fee for this program is $400.00.

Be aware that fees may change, and it is recommended to verify the latest fees before enrolling.

Program Goals

The aim of the program is to equip apprentices with the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to excel in the carpentry profession. With a strong focus on practical skills, safety, and environmental protection, the program prepares individuals for the diverse demands of the carpentry trade.

Target Audience

This program is ideal for individuals seeking a comprehensive apprenticeship in carpentry, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in various construction and carpentry roles


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Employment Opportunities

Embrace a Rewarding Career in Carpentry

Graduates of the General Carpenter Apprentice program at Confederation College have a world of opportunities awaiting them. The program equips apprentices with the essential skills and knowledge to thrive in various sectors of the construction industry.

Diverse Career Paths

  1. Residential Construction: Opportunities range from building and renovating homes to working on interior and exterior finishes.
  2. Commercial Construction: Skilled carpenters are in demand for constructing office buildings, shopping centers, and other commercial projects.
  3. Industrial Construction: Engage in large-scale construction projects, including factories and industrial facilities.
  4. Specialty Trades: Specialize in areas such as framework, roofing, or finishing work.
  5. Self-Employment: Many carpenters leverage their skills to start their own businesses, offering a range of carpentry services.

Competitive Job Market

  • High Demand: Carpenters are consistently in high demand due to ongoing construction projects and the need for skilled labor in both urban and rural areas.
  • Advancement Opportunities: Apprentices can advance to supervisory roles, project management, or even business ownership.
  • Continuous Learning: The field of carpentry allows for continuous skill enhancement and specialization in various sub-trades.

Supportive Career Development

  • Confederation College provides support and resources for apprentices, helping them to connect with potential employers and navigate the job market.
  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals and alumni.
Join the Community of Skilled Carpenters

Start your journey with the General Carpenter Apprentice program and become a part of a skilled, dynamic, and essential workforce that shapes our built environment. Your skills will not only build structures but also contribute to the development of communities and industries.

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Todd Henry

Program Coordinator
(807) 475-6396