Carpenter Apprenticeship : Emily Griffith Technical College

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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“I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community.”

Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

“A lot of people see the immigrant community and think they need to help–need to be the hero,” says Katie. “But the community here [at Project Worthmore] is helping me as much as I am helping them. I’m learning new things from them all the time. They teach me about their food, their community and they make me laugh!” 

She doesn’t have plans to stop teaching any time soon. “I’ve seen this community flourish in so many ways,” says Katie. And she loves being a part of it. “We need to break down these walls and build these up these communities; we are all just people at the end of the day.” 

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