The working environment for carpenters can be very diverse as some carpenters work with rough framing and others work with detailed trim. While constructing and repairing building frameworks and structures you could be working indoors or outdoors. You might be working with wood, metal, or drywall to build stairways, trim work, partitions, or even bridge supports. You may also be installing cabinets, countertops, or interior doors.

Becoming a carpenter typically requires a high school diploma and on-the-job training. This training could take place through an official apprenticeship or starting out as a helper. Carpenters need to be proficient in math and geometry, in addition to having skills in blueprint reading and the use of multiple power tools.

Trade jobs are an important part of what helps communities function. Learn about the Carpenter trade and what they do on a daily basis by following along on a job shadow with an actual Carpenter.

  • Age Group: All Ages
  • Category: Job Shadow
  • Platform: Oculus Quest
  • Runtime: 5 min.

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