A carpenter is perhaps the ultimate ‘hands-on’ tradesperson. There is something
extremely satisfying about seeing the results of your labour, step by step,
right in front of you as you tackle a building project. A modern carpenter needs
a variety of skills as diverse as the tools in his/her toolbox. Carpenters read
plans and blueprints, perform calculations, measure and cut materials, erect
buildings from foundation to floors, walls and roof systems. They do this using
both hand and power tools, following safe work practices and the National
Building Codes. The carpentry trade has a long history and a bright future.
Start building your career by enrolling in the 33-week Red Seal Certification
program at CNA.