WHAT DOES A CARPENTER DO?
- assembles and erects falsework and forms for wood, concrete and metal frame construction
- installs interior and exterior finishing materials for residential, commercial and industrial projects
- reads architectural drawings (blueprints) and builds while conforming to plans, specifications and building codes
WHAT DO I NEED TO START?
- must be in grade 11 or 12
- good employability skills
- strong interest in the industry
- strong math skills are an asset
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- post secondary apprenticeship training without the tuition fee
- scholarship opportunities
- 20 graduation credits
- 120 hours of work experience
- Apprenticeship Technical Training certification Level 1
- building connections with industry employers
- Fall Protection certification
- CSA Safety Star Certification
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE PROGRAM OFFERED?
- September – June (10 months)
- Cariboo Hill Secondary School on Day 1’s
- attend current school to complete other courses on Day 2’s
HOW DO I REGISTER?
- submit an application package
- participate in a program interview
Kevlar Dupuis grew up in a family who were always making things out of wood. Naturally it became a passion for him and he moved from Gambier Island to take the District’s Carpentry Program. He graduated in 2016 and had a job waiting for him. He’s presently completing 900 hours of apprenticeship that will qualify him for a scholarship. He loves the work – and the continued learning. And with multiple projects in Squamish and as an avid mountain biker, he maintains that work/life balance.