Carpentry Apprenticeship Program Overview
This is a 4-year program that consists of on-the-job training and attending class one day per week in the spring and fall semesters. Topics discussed in class may include safety, carpentry, concrete work, plan reading, and many other topics. Credit may be given to applicants for prior related experience on a case-by-case basis.
Branco apprentices not only learn skills in the classroom, they gain invaluable experience by working alongside Branco journeymen carpenters. Our journeymen carpenters are professional craftsmen whose valuable experience and knowledge get passed on to our apprentices. The apprentice gains knowledge and hones their craft, while Branco gains a valuable and skilled employee. Graduates of our apprenticeship program are recognized and certified as Journeyman Carpenters by the U.S. Department of Labor. It truly is a Win-Win!
Apprenticeship Program Requirements
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must not have more than a 10% disability
- Must be drug-free (Random drug testing is enforced)
- Must be able to pass a physical capacity exam (lift at least 70 lbs occasionally; 40-50 lbs frequently) and able to endure frequent climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching and handling.
- Must be able to work outdoors and travel as needed
Branco Enterprises, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Branco complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Branco Enterprises, Inc. expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Branco's employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.