About The Program
The Career Foundation’s General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship program is delivered in partnership with Mohawk College and the Carpenter’s Union Local 18. It is geared towards individuals between the ages of 18 and 29 who have an interest in pursuing a career in carpentry/construction.
There is no cost to participate!
The program runs for approximately 30 weeks (18 weeks in-class and a 12-week paid job placement). Participants receive General Carpenter Level 1 Apprenticeship training at the Stoney Creek Campus of Mohawk College, along with secondary trade exposure in Drywall, Acoustics and Lathing Application from the Carpenter’s Local 18 in Stoney Creek. In addition, pre-employment and job maintenance training will be provided to assist participants to develop skills for securing and retaining sustainable employment.
Additionally, participants are provided with the following: health and safety training; industry certifications; PPE (personal protective equipment); and a basic tool kit. Upon completion of the in-class training, participants complete a paid work placement, where students will continue their learning in the field. The majority of training and work placements will take place in Hamilton; however, work placements can be made available province-wide.
- Must be between the age of 18 and 29
- Minimum Grade 10 education
- Unemployed or underemployed (working fewer then 20 hours per week)
- Must be able to commit to full-time hours during program
- Willing to commute to paid work placement within Hamilton/Halton region.
For more information on the General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship program, please select one of the links below:
Applications for our next cohort are now open; however, recruitment and selection of candidates has been temporarily put on pause due to scheduling conflicts. As such, the start of the program may be delayed. You may still apply in the meantime and we will be in touch shortly.
The math practice quiz is an integral component for students to practice prior to starting Level 1 General Carpenter training. Here are some resources to assist you in preparing for the math component of the training program.
We strongly encourage all candidates to take the time to go through this material prior to the interview date, when you will be asked to complete a math assessment. You can use the practice quiz to practice the types of questions you will find on the assessment.