Train for jobs right here in Erie, PA
Next Start Date
Tuesday & Wednesday
5PM – 8 PM
This hands-on program, in partnership with Erie’s Public Schools, allows students to train as a carpenter’s apprentice in a state-of-the-art facility. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of construction jobs.
Our enrollment period is currently closed.
The next enrollment period begins in June 2023.
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 salary for a Carpenter in Pennsylvania is $ 25.71/hour.
Successful students will graduate with a Carpenter’s Apprentice certificate through Carpenters International Training Fund.
Next Start Date
Costs associated with uniform, driver’s license or PA State ID, and/or transcripts are the applicant’s responsibility.
Classes meet Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Erie High School (3325 Cherry St, Erie, PA 16508) in the Construction Trades Shop. The program takes 9 months to complete.
The ECAT Construction program follows the Erie School District calendar. All District Holidays, Shutdowns, and Non-attendance Days are observed.
Courses and Trainings
- Commercial Construction
- Forklift Training
- JLG Lift Training
- OSHA 10
- Residential Construction
- Skid Steering
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. At ECAT, we’re invested in your success and will be with you every step of the way!
To participate in the ECAT Construction program you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
- Be a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)