The Arlington Career Center is the only place in the Arlington Public Schools that offers comprehensive, hands-on experience in carpentry. With over 30 years of operation, the carpentry program has assembled an impressive, fully-equipped carpentry shop for training students in residential and commercial carpentry and construction.
The carpentry field is both practical and money-making, with a steady growth in demand projected over the next ten years for qualified carpenters. Students in carpentry start with the basics and move all the way up to cabinetry and home construction. Students get the opportunity to select, design and build personal projects, such as speaker boxes and home furniture.
Second-year carpentry students have earned awards at local, state and national competitions, and then graduated to apprenticeship programs, and/or employment in the local building trades. Some have done well enough to buy their own homes within four years of leaving the program.
This class is fun, teaches great skills, and may open the door to a lifelong and rewarding profession.
Students completing this two-year program can receive / qualify for:
PARTNERSHIPS WITH BUSINESSES IN OUR AREA
PATHWAYS OF OUR GRADUATES
• Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training Program
• Pennsylvania College of Technology Construction Carpentry Program
• United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Apprenticeship & Career Training Program, Upper Marlboro, MD
DID YOU KNOW?
The Career Center’s construction tech instructor is a graduate of the program with over twenty years of professional carpentry experience.
His experience has taught him that employers are seeking applicants who are motivated, professional and skilled. Another important factor for gaining employment in the field is obtaining a valid driver’s license.
If you would like to find out more, please contact program instructor Robert Johnson (listed above).