|Description:||Carpenters are required to perform a variety of specialized jobs, including rough carpentry, form building, framing, fine finishing and maintenance work. In addition to these skills, a carpenter needs to have a basic understanding of standard building procedures, building regulations and properties of materials. Due to the construction industry involving the combined efforts of a number of different trades, carpenters must be familiar with the relationship of carpentry work to that of other journeymen.
The program consists of three levels of theory and practical study. In Level 01 apprentices are introduced to safety, materials and tools common to all construction projects. Hand tools, as well as portable and stationary power tools, are used to construct shop projects and reinforce theoretical knowledge. Level 02 focuses on the residential construction process. Apprentices learn the theoretical and practical application of foundation systems, framing, equal and unequal slope hip roofs, exterior and interior finish, as well as the basic principles of building science. Level 03 focuses on carpentry in the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) sector and includes building layout, concrete form work, stair building, interior finishing and an introduction to Timber Framing.