• Throughout the ages, skilled carpenters have always been in demand, and today the construction industry continues to seek, employ, and reward skilled Carpenters in the residential, commercial, and remodeling sectors. The Southside Carpentry program offers courses that will provide the hands-on experience needed to qualify students for a successful career in the construction industry.

    The average age of a construction worker in the United States is 47. Each year thousands of good jobs will remain vacant if the workforce demands of the industry is not met. Students who successfully complete the courses and course certification exams will be placed into a nationwide Apprenticeship Database through the NCCER ( National Center for Construction Education and Research), where over 10,000 contractors seek these students for employment across the U.S.

    Junior and Seniors will also have the opportunity to receive dual credit for carpentry courses completed through the Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Other students may wish to go directly into the workforce. The Carpentry program Advisory Committee consists of qualified employers who are seeking young motivated graduates to replace their ever aging workforce and provide to graduates good paying jobs with benefits.

    How much will I earn? The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the national median annual wage for occupations in this area of study is $44,980. Find out more about salaries here.