Carpenters are in high demand, giving you high earning and career growth potential. With this trade, you’ll enjoy the flexibility of being an independent contractor or the security of working for larger organizations.
Selkirk College is endorsed by the BC Industry Training Authority to deliver all four levels of Carpentry Apprenticeship Technical Training to registered carpentry apprentices.
Each level of training consists of a full-time (30 hours per week), seven-week, on-campus program of study. Activities include classroom sessions where as an apprentice you will learn theoretical principles of carpentry, and shop sessions where knowledge is put to use in the mastery of practical skills.
Note: New Carpenter Apprentices starting the program after April 2017 will be required to complete their levels in the harmonized program. All of Selkirk's Carpentry Apprenticeship classes are now taught the Harmonized curriculum. For an explanation of why Carpentry is being Harmonized in BC please see the Industry Training Authority.
Consider Carpentry If You Are
Good with your hands
Comfortable working with a team
Hardworking and organized
Easily adaptable to diverse environments
Able to conceptualize and visualize finished products
Upon successful completion of the Level 4 technical training session, apprentices write the Interprovincial Trade Qualification examination. Those who pass the exam and complete the work-based hours earn the BC Certificate of Apprenticeship, the BC Certificate of Qualification, and the Interprovincial Standard Red Seal Endorsement.
840 in-class training hours, completed in four levels (7 weeks each)
6,480 practical workplace hours
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