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

EMILY’S STORIES


“The first time I walked into class, I was like this is where I’m supposed to be."

Jessica Blackburn’s parents always encouraged her to find a skilled trade. “I always loved learning about the human body and how things work so part of me has always thought about being a nurse,” says Jessica

But training to be a nurse can be expensive. So she decided to come take her CNA classes at Emily Griffith. 

“The first time I walked into class, I was like this is where I’m supposed to be,” says Jessica. “The atmosphere is super friendly; I loved being in Mrs. Law’s class.” 

She was impressed by how much the class prepared her for her boards. “I was absolutely more confident in my skills than others taking the boards that day,” she says. 

She finished the program in October and began working as a home health aide. And more recently she got a job as a CNA in the telemetry unit at SCL Health Lutheran Medical Center, where she will be assisting with monitoring vital signs.  

She would definitely recommend the Emily Griffith CNA program to others. “It prepares you for the real world,” says Jessica. “It’s a welcoming place and they really want you to succeed.” 

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