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Carpentry: A Skilled Trade (03:16)


Carpenters make good money in the skilled trades industry. The responsibilities of carpenters often begin at the ground and end at the roof. They read blueprints and lay out jobs. They use computer-aided drafting, and work with many materials in addition to wood.

Carpentry: Job Opportunities (01:42)

Job opportunities in carpentry are abundant. In addition to new construction, older structures are in constant need of renovation and repair. Overtime pay and promotions make this an attractive field.

Apprenticeship Programs in Carpentry (02:28)

Apprentices have the advantage of getting paid while they learn the trade. Women are welcomed into apprentice programs. Skills are acquired in the classroom and on the job.

Union Membership and Other Benefits (03:30)

Every building project presents unique challenges for carpenters. The ability to solve problems is at the core of a carpenter's expertise. Carpenters' unions provide many additional benefits to members.

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Part of the Series : Made with the Trades
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Once your students have taken the tour and seen what the skilled construction trades have to offer, they will want to know more about specific jobs that may interest them. This fast-paced program provides a concise profile of carpenters, looking at educational background, apprenticeships, salary, and the work itself. (13 minutes)

Length: 14 minutes

Item#: BVL32261

ISBN: 978-0-7365-7551-5

Copyright date: ©2003

Closed Captioned

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