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Carpentry

  1. 1. Birch Bansgrove
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Employment Carpenters can work for companies, or for small independent shops, but many of them are self employed.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Thanks!

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