What is a carpenter? A person who makes and repairs wooden objects and structures. Carpenters work on everything wooden from houses to furniture, and all things in between.
Why do I want to be acarpenter? I have also loved working and building with wood and prefer hands on physical work as apposed to theoretical work behind a desk.
Why do I want to be acarpenter? I like constructing quality work and having it being quality work that you can take pride in. I like the idea that when you do a project, the finished project is a reflection of how much effort you put into it.
Education It is recommended you have a grade 11 education before you try out for an apprentice ship. There are also trades programs through collage courses.
Education Courses are offered at camousen collage, where they recently received 28 million dollars from the Canadian government to improve there carpentry course as part of the Canada Economic Action Plan. There are also trades programs through collage courses.
Working conditions A carpenter will be expected to work at outside and inside locations, hours can be long and grueling on some projects. Worksites can be dangerous places, there is always a high risk of accident; extra precautions are necessary.
Working conditions There is usually more work for carpenters in the summer season. When there are less contracts available, carpenters may have there own work shops where they make furniture or work on projects for clients, or self.
Employment Carpenters can work for companies, or for small independent shops, but many of them are self employed.
Salary An experienced carpenter will usually make between 44-79 thousand a year, but it very much depends how experienced you are, you client data base, the kind of projects you get, and economic downturns can be a major problem.
Equipment Carpenters work with a variety of tools to get the job done. Many of a carpenters tools are electric however in old fashion tradition a carpenter has a large selection of manual tools.