Carpentry is a foundational skill that can also be the start of a rich career. If you’ve never considered a career in carpentry before or haven’t had a way to learn more about it, the Carpenters’ Apprentice Ready Program (CARP) may be for you. CARP prepares candidates to complete the intake process for the Philadelphia Carpenters’ Apprenticeship Program and to be successful as a Union Carpenter in the field from day one.
CARP identifies and trains motivated women, people of color, and other Philadelphians who have existing barriers to employment in the building trades. Union commercial carpenters earn living wages, get access to healthcare and retirement benefits, and access to continuing education and training for career advancement.