Train for jobs right here in Erie, PA
Next Start Date
Sept. 25, 2023
Monday: 6-8PM at ECAT
Tuesday & Wednesday:
5-8PM at Erie High School
This tuition-free program allows students to train as a carpenter’s apprentice in state-of-the-art facilities. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of construction jobs.
Your Career in Construction
Carpenters are skilled tradespeople who work indoors and outdoors on many types of construction projects, from installing cabinetry to building infrastructure like highways and bridges. Those who are employed in the construction industry work predominantly on construction sites and are typically engaged in aspects of the industry other than design or finance.
Pennsylvania is among the top 5 States with the highest employment level for carpenters. The average hourly wage for a Carpenter in Pennsylvania is $ 26.64/hour.
Students will complete modules to prepare them to successfully pass NCCER credentials in Masonry, Carpentry, Plumbing, and Electrical. Successful graduates will also obtain OSHA 10 certification.
The Construction Trades Training Program is an 8-month program (28 weeks, 218 total training hours) with a weekly commitment of 8 hours.
Orientation: Monday, September 25th, 2023
First day of classes: Tuesday, September 26th, 2023
Last day of classes: Friday, May 3rd, 2024
This program follows the Erie School District calendar for holidays, winter and spring breaks.
Costs associated with uniform, driver’s license or PA State ID, and/or diplomas are the applicant’s responsibility.
Students are provided all necessary tools and equipment needed to complete modules.
Our program includes a dedicated Student Support team that helps remove barriers that might get in the way of your success.
We work with you to solve problems related to childcare, transportation, and stress by connecting you with solutions right here in your community. We’re invested in your success and will be with you every step of the way!
To participate in the Construction Trades Training Program you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or national or have an eligible non-citizen status (please be prepared to provide a copy of a U.S. birth certificate or passport OR a copy of a valid U.S. visa information).
- Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at least 18 years of age.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Possess an unexpired PA driver’s license.