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Carpenter Apprenticeship Program

Construct foundations, walls, floors, and framing including, but not limited to, sills, girders, floor joists, subfloors, and partitions; building roofs and applying various types of sheathing; exterior mill work, interior floor coverings, and interior finishing including windows, doors, and fastening hardware; building walkways, scaffolding, and miscellaneous repairs. Use various carpenter's hand- and power tools.


Average Salary in New Mexico based on the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).

Who Can Be a Carpenter?

Must be at least 18 years of age or older to apply, and typically possess a high school diploma or GED. Applicants must be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program: standing, bending, walking, lifting, balancing, climbing ladders and scaffolding, carrying tools and equipment, etc. Involves working outdoors the majority of the time with exposure to various weather conditions (heat and cold). Must have documentation verifying legal residence and employability. Out of town travel will be required and possibly out of state travel.

*Individual program requirements may vary, such as pass a placement exam, have reliable transportation, letters of reference, etc. Contact the program directly to inquire about minimum requirements and the application process.

Program Sponsor

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. New Mexico Chapter 
2821 Broadway Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Greta Schouman
505-830-4222, ext. 103

AGC New Mexico, Multi-Trade Apprenticeship Program
1615 University NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102-1791


Charissa Inman, 505-842-1463, Cinman@agc-nm.org

Southwest Carpenter and Affiliated Trades Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee
3900 A Pan American Fwy NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107

Kathy Swartz
(505) 268-4396

To obtain general information about registered apprenticeship, please fill out the form below and a representative from the State Apprenticeship Office will contact you by email. 

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