Skills for the Future

The Carpentry program is designed to help students develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of carpenters engaged in general construction. Students design, estimate, cut, assemble, and install wood-based construction projects. They learn the fundamentals of the trade, appropriate material selection, proper tool use, and interpreting blueprints.

Second-year students work on a large-scale project, and by graduation, students are exposed to most phases of general construction.

Entry-Level Career Opportunities

  • Carpenter’s Apprentice
  • Carpentry Crew/Laborer
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Building Supply Sales
  • Lumber Company Yard Worker
  • Industrial Carpenter Apprentice
  • Masonry apprentice Carpenter  

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Journeyperson Carpenter
  • Lumber Salesperson
  • Carpentry Crew Foreperson
  • Contractor

Earn Professional Certifications

  • National Center for Construction, Education, and Research (NCCER)
    • Introduction to Craft Skills
    • Carpentry Fundamentals
  • National Construction Career Test (NCCT)
    • Core Curriculum
    • Carpentry Fundamentals V2
  • Performance-based assessment certificates awarded

Meet the Instructor

Richard Lenhart, Level I & II Instructor
937.778.1980 x793
All students in this program are members of the Upper Valley Career Center Skills USA Chapter.

Skills USA Mission:
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
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