Carpenter Apprenticeship Information

An apprenticeship is a method of learning that allows the apprentice to learn while they work. Our apprentices receive the very best training we can provide in one of our training centers and also receive training on the job while earning a decent wage. If you are interested in the Millwright apprenticeship program, click here to find out more. For Carpentry, read on.

The WV Carpenter Apprenticeship program is a four year program that teaches the apprentices a "dirt to doorknobs" approach to their trade. We train in everything from site layout, concrete forms, framing, scaffolding, blueprints, welding, interior systems, finish work, and much more. Everything you would need to know to be a productive carpenter. What is great about an apprenticeship program is that it doesn't cost you anything. As long as you are selected to enter the program you receive training that is paid for by our membership. We don't even use tax payer money to fund our program. Our Apprenticeship program has graduated scores of workers. We're governed by the US Dept. of Labor/Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training so this is no joke...this program is the real deal.



The West Virginia Carpenter Training Center will be accepting applications for apprenticeship.  In order to apply, all applicants must meet the following minimum requirements.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age (Birth Certificate)
  • Must provide a copy of their Diploma or GED
  • Must be resident of West Virginia in the counties listed below
  • Must be able to physically perform the work of the trade
  • Must have transportation to/from work
WV carpenters county list - Barbour, Boone, Braxton, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Doddridge, Fayette, Gilmer, Greenbrier, Harrison, Jackson, Kanawha, Lewis, Lincoln, Logan, Marion, Mason, Mercer, Mingo, Monongalia, Monroe, McDowell, Nicholas, Pleasants, Pocahontas, Preston, Putnam, Raleigh, Randolph, Ritchie, Roane, Summers, Taylor, Tucker, Tyler, Upshur, Wayne, Webster, Wetzel, Wirt,Wood, Wyoming.

The WV Carpenter Training Center will not discriminate due to race, color, religion, national origin or sex and will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30.


To apply to the Carpenters apprenticeship in WV select the tab in the top right corner that says apply online.


Please contact our office with any questions about the application procedure or location.

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