Carpenter Apprenticeship

Do you like working with your hands and building things? If you are interested in working in construction, an apprenticeship in carpentry may be right for you. 

What is a Carpenter? Carpenters construct, install, build and repair structures and fixtures made from wood and other materials. They are essential in commercial and residential construction, as well as infrastructure construction like highways and bridges. 

In an apprenticeship program like carpentry, you’ll gain experience through on-the-job training and coursework provided by apprenticeship partners. You’ll learn to build forms for concrete, frame buildings, read blueprints, and handle power tools. 

High-demand career: Construction is a growing industry in the Denver metro area. 

Requirements: If you are interested in the Carpenter apprenticeship, you must be 18 years and possess a valid social security number. 

Want more information? Get the Apprenticeship Program Flyer

Where can you start your Carpenter apprenticeship? 

Emily Griffith Technical College has partnered with a number of different unions and trade organizations to offer apprenticeship programs. 

If you are interested in the Carpenter Apprenticeship, please reach out to one of the partners listed below to learn how to get started. 

Construction Industry Training council Colorado logo

656 Mariposa St. Denver, CO 80204  303-893-1500

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For Jay Wrathrall, coming back to school after 20 years was a daunting decision. “I was really anxious about going back to school at 40 years old.” But he decided to enroll in the GIS program after encouragement from friends and realizing that without additional education, he would continue to hit a wall in whatever industry he worked in. 

As a single parent to a 12-year-old son, he needed a program that could fit into his schedule and he didn’t have a lot of money to spend. It became clear very quickly that Emily Griffith was the right choice for him. “I get extra value for my money,” he says. 

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