Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Program Overview: The course offers an introduction to construction and environmental training. Students are trained in basic general construction skills as well as HAZWOPER (hazardous waste operations). Students will gain a strong foundation in construction, green building, and forklift instruction. Graduates can begin careers as carpenters, drywall workers, and other general construction labor occupations.

Menlo Park


6/17/2024 to 9/6/2024

9/16/2024 to 12/6/2024

12/16/2024 to 3/14/2025


Monday to Friday
8:30 am – 3:15 pm


12 weeks


In-Person, Hands-on

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What you get from this program

Introduction to Construction and Environmental training including HAZWOPER, OSHA, and Confined Space Trainings. Basic general construction skills and math geared toward construction apprenticeships. Essential Skills and Job Readiness workshops are also included in training.

  • JobTrain Certification of Achievement
  • Forklift instruction and Certification
  • HAZWOPER Training and Certification
  • Confined Space Training
  • CPR Certification
  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Training and Certification
  • Disaster Site Worker Training*

*Based on availability and class schedule

Career Opportunities
  • Both Union and non-union carpenters, Drywall, Apprenticeship programs, and general Labor occupations
  • Environmental Health and Safety Firms and Companies
  • Material Handling Opportunities

Entry Requirements

Must attend JobTrain’s information orientation and complete WONDERLIC Assessment. Must have ability to communicate clearly in English, have basic math skills, and a desire to work in the trades as part of a team.

Must live in the one of the following Counties – San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, or Santa Cruz. To find employment/training services in your area click here. Can only enroll in one JobTrain training program.

Vaccination Requirements

Please click here to view the Students’ Vaccination Requirement, Building Entrance Procedure, and Isolation & Quarantine Procedure.

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