Carpenter Apprenticeships

As a Carpenter Apprentice you can choose a pathway that best fits your desire for a career. There five different programs to choose from on a Carpenter Apprenticeship career pathway, let’s explore each one and see which is the best career for you!


As a carpenter, you may work with concrete forms, exteriors, roofs, infrastructure, scaffolding, or fine finish work. Carpenter professionals provide the crucial work on most every type of structure found in our world. From skyscrapers and hospitals

to office buildings, schools, hotels, bridges, highways, infrastructure, and more. Carpenters are responsible for bring the blueprints of these structures to life.

As a Carpenter you will become skilled in layout, measuring cutting, erecting, and joining materials together. You will be a member of one of the most respected and time-honored professions in the world.

Exterior Interior Specialist

As an Exterior Interior Specialist (EIS) you will be an expert in several facets of a structure’s interior design. Typical work involves the installation of acoustical ceilings, computer-access flooring, metal stud framing, wall partitions, drywall installation and finishing, office furniture systems, and both custom-made and factory-produced materials.

As an EIS you might be remodeling an existing building or fitting out a new structure. The EIS professionals meet schedules, solve mid-project challenges, and perform accurate work.


A Millwright professional is one who work primarily with machinery and equipment requiring precision. Millwrights install, maintain, diagnose, and
repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, coal, gas, steam, and water-driven turbines, monorails, and extruders. Precision and ensuring up to date training and skill enhancement classes are essential in this trade to remain a master of the changing times.

Millwrights have a keen eye for the perfect fit,
as they sometimes work with specifications requiring tolerances to a thousandth of an inch. Millwright skills are vital in industries such as automotive, aerospace, food processing, lumber, pulp and paper mills, materials handling, mining, petrochemical, steel and alloys, pharmaceuticals, and mechanical construction.

Piledrivers & Divers

Piledrivers are efficient at driving steel, concrete, or wood piling into the earth during the early stages of construction. This skill is crucial to both the project’s success and the safety of the workers since piling is also meant to hold back the earth during excavations, to set up the foundation of skyscrapers, highway, and bridges. As a piledriver tradesman you can also certify as a welder and

be capable of working with a variety of sizes and shapes of steel.

Some piledrivers are also skilled Commercial Divers using all kinds of underwater construction techniques including building forms, welding, and burning. The expert diver earns premium pay foe deep water (depth pay), enclosed spaces, and other hazardous conditions.

Scaffold Erector

As a Scaffold erector you will build and dismantle various types of scaffolding and temporary elevated work platforms, including tube & clamp, framed, or shoring systems. This work takes you to the most diverse job sites, such as exterior building repair, a shipyard oil refinery, lumber mill, or in tunnel projects. Scaffolding is very versatile.

Approximate Carpenter wages typically start from $49,500 and $66,700.

Beginner level: $26.52/hr

Junior level: $29.34//hr

Mid- level: $31.26/hr

Senior level: $33.00/hr

Top level: $34.74hr

Requirements to Apply:

Official High School Transcripts or GED

Commit to 5 years of apprenticeship earn while you learn training

*Some Classes may be held both virtually and in person talk with an apprenticeship director for more details

Carpenter Apprenticeship Opportunities

Northern Idaho Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

4222 NE 158th Ave
Portland OR, 97230


Southwest Idaho Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

965 S. Industry Way Suite 104
Meridian, ID 83642


Eastern/Central Idaho Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

4147 N Haroldsen
Idaho Falls, ID 83405