Become An Apprentice


Carpenters Scope of Work: Carpenters erect a building’s wood frame, including subflooring, sheathing, partitions, floor joists, studs and rafters. They install heavy timbers, build forms, erect scaffolding and install molding, wood paneling, cabinets, window sashes, door frames, doors, hardware, build stairs, and lay floors. In addition, as part of their job, carpenters saw, fit and assemble plywood, wallboard and many other materials.

Carpenters/Floor Layers Scope of Work: The installation of carpeting, hardwood flooring, soft tiles and linoleum type products made of vinyl and rubber is the work of the floor layers. This is a specialized occupation which is attracting many young men and women. Floor layers install a wide range of decorative floor coverings in commercial buildings, hotels, homes and churches.

Carpenters/Lathers Scope of Work: Involves the installation of all sorts of modern equipment and material in commercial buildings, such as acoustical ceilings, raised floors for computers, metal framing, wall partitions, and office furniture systems.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Birth certificate, social security card and picture identification are required at the time of
  • application
  • At least 17 years of age
  • Pass drug screening.

Length of Program: 4 years

Detroit Carpenters Apprenticeship School
1401 Farrow
Ferndale, Michigan 48220
(248) 541-2740
Council Website:
Training Website:
Text to number: 855-424-2562
For Career Opportunity Info, Text: FUTURE
For Applications, Text: MRCCAPP

Open Enrollment Dates:
Accepting applications every Wednesday between 9am and 12 noon.