CARPENTER

Open Shop

Carpenters work with power and hand tools. They build forms for concrete and frame buildings, walls, footings, columns and stairs. Wood framing includes house building, roofs, stairs, decking and sheathing. Carpenters install doors, windows, storefronts and handrails, build cabinets, counter tops and finished stair handrails. They also work on drywall, wood flooring, metal jams and ceilings. They may be involved in the original construction or remodel of almost every kind of structure, including houses and commercial buildings, bridges, churches or factories, and highways.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

Construction Industry Training Council

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact Bellevue Office to apply
  • Provide copy of DD-214, proof of education and age
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
    * Veterans may qualify for direct entry and immediate placement in ranked pool of eligible applicants
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview
  • Offered employment based on rank order
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year through training facility or local college
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
1. Minimum Base Rate
Region 1A:  Western WA   $18.00
Region 1B:  Western WA   $17.40
Region 2:  Eastern WA      $15.00
Region 3:  Southern WA   $17.28
Region 4:  Central WA       $15.00
Map of regions here
2. Plus GI Bill® Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMECONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TNG COUNCIL

Inland Northwest AGC

Region Covered
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Physically able
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Dependable transportation
  • Pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Submit application to training facility
  • Provide copy of DD-214, proof of education, driver’s license, and I-9 Documents
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on application and interview
  • Placed on ready-to-dispatch list
  • Complete 40-hour Safety & Orientation Training Class
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year at Training Facility and through  Spokane Community College
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$14.68 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMEINLAND NORTHWEST ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

Go to page 2 Carpenter Open Shop

SHBA – Eastern WA
NWCOC – Southwest WA

Go to Carpenter – Union

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.