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Employer Resources Apprenticeship

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Residential Carpentry Apprentice Course

A two Year 381 Hour Program; First Year is 175 hours; Second Year is 206 Hours. Includes Basic Safety, Intro to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction to Materials Handling, Housekeeping and debris removal (Safety), Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials / Fasteners, Sealing the Building Envelope, basic surface preparation, Site Preparation, handling and placing concrete, foundations & slab on grade, reinforcing Concrete, Decks / Porches / Sunrooms, Thermal / Moisture Protection, Wall / Floor / Roof Systems. Students successfully completing the Couse will have met the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Related Technical Instruction for Residential Carpentry Laborer Apprentice Registered Apprenticeship Program.
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Commercial Carpentry Mechanic Apprentice Course

A two Year 385 Hour Program; First Year is 192.5 hours; Second Year is 192.5 Hours. Includes Basic Safety, Intro to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction to Materials Handling, Housekeeping and debris removal (Safety), Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials / Fasteners, Introduction to drawing specifications, Sealants and repairs / fillers, Brushing / Rolling Paints and Coatings and basic surface preparation, Site Preparation, handling and placing concrete, foundations & slab on grade, reinforcing Concrete, Vertical Forms, Cold- Formed Steel Framing, Drywall Installation, Drywall Finishing, Suspended Ceiling, Doors and Door Hardware, Window/ Door / Ceiling Trim.

Students successfully completing the Couse will have met the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Related Technical Instruction for the Commercial Carpentry Laborer Apprentice Registered Apprenticeship Program
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Train the Trainer (Mentor) Training

A 6 Hour Course. Includes: What is an Apprenticeship Program?, How does an Apprenticeship Program benefit Employers and your Company?, How does an Apprenticeship Program benefit Workers?, Requirements of the State Registered Apprenticeship Program, Safety Requirements, Importance of Mentoring, Workplace Diversity, Mentors as Teachers and On-site Advisors, Giving Instruction, Mentors as communicators, Problem solving.
image of the hands of a skilled craftsman cutting a wooden plank

Residential Carpentry Apprentice Course

Residential Carpentry Apprentice Course

A two Year 381 Hour Program; First Year is 175 hours; Second Year is 206 Hours. Includes Basic Safety, Intro to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction to Materials Handling, Housekeeping and debris removal (Safety), Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials / Fasteners, Sealing the Building Envelope, basic surface preparation, Site Preparation, handling and placing concrete, foundations & slab on grade, reinforcing Concrete, Decks / Porches / Sunrooms, Thermal / Moisture Protection, Wall / Floor / Roof Systems. Students successfully completing the Couse will have met the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Related Technical Instruction for Residential Carpentry Laborer Apprentice Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Picture of skilled carpenter using new technology at work

Commercial Carpentry Mechanic Apprentice Course

Commercial Carpentry Mechanic Apprentice Course

A two Year 385 Hour Program; First Year is 192.5 hours; Second Year is 192.5 Hours. Includes Basic Safety, Intro to Construction Math, Introduction to Hand Tools, Introduction to Power Tools, Introduction to Construction Drawings, Basic Communication Skills, Basic Employability Skills, Introduction to Materials Handling, Housekeeping and debris removal (Safety), Orientation to the Trade, Building Materials / Fasteners, Introduction to drawing specifications, Sealants and repairs / fillers, Brushing / Rolling Paints and Coatings and basic surface preparation, Site Preparation, handling and placing concrete, foundations & slab on grade, reinforcing Concrete, Vertical Forms, Cold- Formed Steel Framing, Drywall Installation, Drywall Finishing, Suspended Ceiling, Doors and Door Hardware, Window/ Door / Ceiling Trim.

Students successfully completing the Couse will have met the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Related Technical Instruction for the Commercial Carpentry Laborer Apprentice Registered Apprenticeship Program.
Carpenter with apprentice in training period

Train the Trainer
(Mentor) Training

Train the Trainer
(Mentor) Training

A 6 Hour Course. Includes: What is an Apprenticeship Program?, How does an Apprenticeship Program benefit Employers and your Company?, How does an Apprenticeship Program benefit Workers?, Requirements of the State Registered Apprenticeship Program, Safety Requirements, Importance of Mentoring, Workplace Diversity, Mentors as Teachers and On-site Advisors, Giving Instruction, Mentors as communicators, Problem solving.
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