2 YEAR Program
Carpenters make up one of the largest groups of skilled workers in the nation's labor force. They deal with the construction of buildings, using assorted materials such as metal, wood, stone, brick, glass, or concrete. Instruction is provided in the basic skills of carpentry, masonry, and a variety of activities associated with building construction, such as cost estimating, cutting, fitting, fastening, and finishing various materials. Students will use a variety of hand powered tools, learn print reading, follow technical specifications, and acquire knowledge concerning the physical properties of materials.
A Construction Trades worker should:
- Have a solid background in general mathematics &
- Have physical stamina to endure stooping,
lifting, and handling heavy loads
- Be able to follow directions
- Work quickly, accurately, and economically
- Have coordination of eyes, hands, and feet
- Have an "eye" for straight lines and proportions
- Have an average aptitude in numerical ability, abstract
reasoning, mechanical reasoning, and spatial relations.
- Blueprint reading
- Building materials & material estimating
- Vinyl Siding
- Exterior I interior finish
- Masonry skills
- Painting & decorating
- Rough framing
- Use of power I hand tools
- Concrete and forms
With the broad range of skills taught in Carpentry, a well-trained and motivated construction trades worker is qualified to be self-employed or to find employment in the construction, remodeling or repair of apartments, houses, condominiums, offices, schools, and public buildings. About one out of four skilled construction workers is self-employed and contracts with homeowners and businesses for small jobs.
Instructional sequence & POS
MEET THE INSTRUCTOR
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Mr. Jeffrey Fobes has been the Carpentry instructor at The Crawford County Career and Technical Center since 2005. Before becoming a teacher, he worked 36 years in the construction field - 25 years in commercial construction and 11 in residential construction. Mr. Fobes began his career as a self-employed contractor. He started working for Ashtabula Construction in 1981 as a Job Foreman and became a Construction Supervisor and Estimator until retirement.
Mr. Fobes is a graduate of Northwestern High School. He received his Certification for Vocational Technical Instructor I and is currently working on his Vocational Technical Instructor II from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is an active volunteer for Crawford County CTC's SkillsUSA organization, sending two Team Works Teams (Construction) to state competitions. He serves as a member of the Senior Recognition Assembly Committee.
PA Skills Certificate
National Home Builders Association Certification
10 hour OSHA Certificate
JLG Scissor Lift Operator’s Certification