New nine-week carpentry course starting April 27 to fill workforce need

 Orientation set for April 23
(Bradenton, FL—April 17, 2015)  A new nine-week carpentry course is starting April 27 at Manatee Technical College to fill a workforce need of local construction companies.  The course is being offered at MTC in partnership with CareerSource Suncoast and Goodwill Manasota.  An orientation will be held at MTC at 3 p.m. on April 23.  Some applicants may qualify for tuition assistance.


The purpose of the course is to prepare students for entry-level employment in the carpentry industry.   Students will learn the basic use of hand and power tools, selection and use of materials, safety, estimating, blueprint reading and interpretation of building codes.


The curriculum is nationally recognized by the National Center for Construction Education and Research, and students have the opportunity to earn NCCER Core: Introductory Craft Skills certification.  During the nine weeks, students will also have the opportunity to earn the OSHA 10-hour Construction and OSHA Sit-Down Forklift certifications.


The nine-week course is the first occupational completion point in the carpentry program.  Upon completion of the course, students may elect to explore available job opportunities or continue to complete the full program.

The April 23 orientation will be held at the MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, one mile east of I-75 in front of Braden River High School.

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