CARPENTER

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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.

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Spokane Home Builders Association

Region Covered
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Dependable transportation
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact office to request application
  • Return application within 30 days
  • Along with application submit copy of DD-214, high school diploma or GED, driver’s license, and social security card, documentation of training or experience
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Offered employment based on order of application
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year 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 Pay:
Average $13.00 – 14.00 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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NW College of Construction

Region Covered
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 17 years of age with a high school diploma
     or    
  • 18 years of age with a GED
  • Must pass drug screening test
  • May be required to possess valid driver’s license
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at Training Facility during posted openings
  • Provide copy of DD-214, proof of education and age, and any supporting documents including work history and certifications
  • Complete an interview with the committee
  • Complete Orientation and Safety Training
    * Veterans may be able to apply at any time and 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, experience, and training
  • Placed on ready-to-dispatch list
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year at Training Facility 
Wages
  • Start at 55% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-7% 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 Pay:
  $15.20 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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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.