CARP Pre-Apprenticeship Program
The KML Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Fund, the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, and the Master Builders Association, have partnered to offer the Carpenters’ Apprentice Ready Program (CARP). CARP’s goal is to identify and train motivated Southwestern Pennsylvania residents that have existing barriers to employment in the building trades.
Classes prepare candidates to complete the intake process for the Pittsburgh Carpenter’s Apprenticeship Program and to be successful as a Union Carpenter in the field from day one. CARP is a Pre-Apprenticeship program registered with the PA Department of Labor. Training Includes:
- Interview Skills, Resume Building, Job Search Skills
- Being Successful in Construction through Attitude, Character, and Ethics
- Working with the Tools and Material – Shop Skills & Safety
- Construction Math – Measurement and Beyond
Applicants should possess above average manual dexterity, coordination, and balance. Carpenters work both indoors and outdoors in extreme weather. The work is hard and physical by nature.
Requirements at time of Application Include:
- High School Diploma/GED
- Participants must be 18 years old.
- A Valid Government ID is required at time of application.
- Be able to pass a drug screening
- Commitment to attending all training dates outlined below
Application for the June class start will be accepted until Monday, June 5th, 2023
Interviews for the June class start will be held on Wednesday, June 7th, 2023
Classes Start June 17th, 2023 and run 8 Saturdays
June 17th, 24th
July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
August 5th, 12th
**Note: there will not be class on July 1st due to the 4th of July holiday**
If you are interested in the CARP 2023 Program, please completed the application by clicking the link below. With will reach out once the dates and time have been finalized.
Pittsburgh Training Center
652 Ridge Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
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To apply to the CARP program please click the link below.