Design, estimate, and construct buildings with carpentry tools and equipment using industry standards. Carpenters find work in union and non-union operated organizations. An apprentice carpenter advances to the Journeyman level over four years and salary increases dependent on time served and skills mastered. Within four years of entering this trade, wages can exceed $39 per hour. Carpenters who achieve a high level of skill are people-oriented, develop a good business sense and can become self-employed contractors. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:
Kurt Cheetsos has over 30 years' experience in all phases of the building trades having done remodels on both residential and commercial properties. He will help students to appreciate the value of this fulfilling and lifelong career. Students gain an in-depth knowledge about carpentry and construction through hands-on experience and time-tested techniques. Mr. Cheetsos was named Teacher of the Year in 2016-17.