Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship (Potomac Job Corps)

Job Corps is the largest job training and education program in the country, free to low-income 16- to 24-year-olds. You can get the experience and skills you need to start a career that's right for you, go on to college, or join the military. Job Corps also offers tuition-free housing, meals, basic health care, a living allowance, and career transition assistance. On the job, you will ... Follow blueprints and building plans to install and fix structures and construct and install building frameworks Measure, cut and shape wood, plastic or other materials using hand tools Insulate buildings, install drywall Assist in constructing tall buildings and bridges Students training in the Carpentry, Pre-Apprentice training program can earn a pre-apprentice certificate of completion that offers registered apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience. You can also earn industry-recognized credentials in scaffolding and certifications in construction safety from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

Position/Opportunity: Carpentry, Pre-Apprenticeship

Salary: none


Must be at least 17 1/2 years old
High school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at Job Corp Center)
Meet academic (math and reading) requirements


Strong work ethic and determination to succeed

Application Requirements:

Complete application
Provide all needed documents
Complete entrance exam
Complete successful interview

Deadline: Rolling