What being a Carpenter is about

Carpenters are one of the most versatile construction occupations due to the variety of different jobs that they perform.  In commercial, industrial and heavy highway construction Carpenters are responsible for building scaffolding, concrete forms, piers, bridges, tunnel supports, retaining walls, and other structures.  In residential construction Carpenters build the framework, walls, roof, and install doors, windows, cabinets, stairs, flooring, paneling, drywall, and other items.  Carpenters work with a variety of materials and a variety of hand and power tools. It’s a great choice for individuals that can work accurately and precisely with their hands and tools, but modern carpentry also requires the ability to accurately read and interpret blueprints and to work well without close supervision.      

General Qualifications

  • Age 18 or older
  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be able to pass drug screen
  • Good physical condition
  • Recommended High School Classes: Advanced Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Mechanical Drawing, Trigonometry, General Science, and computer skills
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to solve arithmetic problems quickly and accurately

Carpenter Apprenticeship Program

  • Applicant must provide High School Diploma or GED, official transcript, copy of birth certificate, government issued photo ID, and complete a written examination and personal interview
  • Length of Indentureship (Apprenticeship): 4 years
  • Minimum hours of related classroom training: 160 hours/year
  • Indentured to the Joint Apprenticeship Committee and assigned to a contractor who employs carpenters. 
  • Associates Degree from Ivy Tech Community College. 


How to Apply

  • Applications may be obtained 7:00 am to 3:30 pm by appointment at the address below. 
IN/KY/OH Regional Council of Carpenters JATF
1095 Mariners Drive
Warsaw, IN 46582
Phone: (877) 967-5264