What We Do!
Our Carpentry program trains commercial and industrial carpenters. Carpenters work includes Commercial Building, Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) for hospital work, Concrete forms, Interior System, Trade Shows, Scaffolding, Metal Stud Framing and other work associated with commercial and industrial work. A good candidate would be someone who likes to construct things, has good math skills and is good with their hands.
Millwrights are industrial mechanics and work in a verity of settings. Along the Gulf Coast, most Millwrights work in the petrol chemical industry or in power plants. A good candidate would be someone who likes or would like to work on cars, motorcycle, anything mechanical. Our carpenters belong to a four-state council that covers Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Arkansas Central South Carpenters Regional Council). Our Millwrights belong to a council that consists of eleven states from Texas to Florida up to the Carolina’s and back through Oklahoma (Southern States Regional Millwrights Council). Approved Millwright Curriculum 2-08-2017
Trade Show is a unique industry that requires specialized training to ensure that some of the biggest shows in the country go off without a hitch. Trade Show specialist work at the George R. Brown Convention Center, NRG Stadium, and top name hotels. A good Trade Show candidate would be someone who can read and understand basic layouts, work with hand tools and seeks a flexible work schedule.
Scaffold building has become is a highly specialized and competitive field. A scaffold is found in every Industrial Plant, Nuclear Power Plant, Commercial Building during construction or maintenance. Today there are many new scaffold systems on the market today that require a highly specialized workforce. A good candidate for the Scaffold Program would be someone who is not afraid of heights, willing to work in a team setting, and willing to work in the elements while wearing safety gear.
While we have listed some of the attributes that make a good candidate in each field there are some that are necessary for all. Being of good moral character, taking ownership of your training, arriving at work and school on time, showing up for work every day you are scheduled, and working safely while ensuring a lifetime of employment.
Our program is a true apprentice program in that our apprentice are required to work and come to school. Carpenters, Trade Show and Scaffold Apprentice must come to school 160 hours a year and Millwright Apprentice must come 200 hours a year. On top of school hours, they must work a minimum of 1300 hours under the supervision of journeymen. While our school would be very expensive compared to what’s out in the marketplace, all of our apprentice training is paid for by our members through negotiated contracts with our contractors, meaning the apprentice do not pay for their classes. Apprentice receive pay increases as they move through the system and after 4 years should complete as a Journeymen.