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Nicolet College - Short-term capentry training May 17 to June 11

Short-term Basic Carpentry Training
offered at Nicolet May 17 to June 11


Nicolet College will offer a short-term carpentry training program May 17 to June 11 designed to give participants the basic skills necessary to start a career in residential construction.

Basic Carpentry Training will cover the use of carpentry tools; basic mathematics used in the trade; blueprint reading; floor, wall and roof construction; weatherization; and how to work safe on the job.

“These are the basics skills employers are looking for when they hire workers entering the field,” said Nicolet Building Trades instructor Jeff Labs, who ran his own residential construction company for 20 year before joining Nicolet. Classes will take place on Nicolet’s Rhinelander campus.

An informational meeting will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, May 10, in the Spruce Room of the Northern Advantage Job Center in downtown Rhinelander, for anyone interested in the short-term training. To register for the informational meeting, contact the Northern Advantage Job Center at (715) 365-1500.

The training will be offered at no charge to students eligible under the Workforce Investment Act. Requirements state that students be 18 or older and have had an income below $10,830 in the past six months. Upon completion of the two, one-credit short-term training courses, students looking to further the education can apply these credits to Nicolet’s one-year, 30-credit Building Trades Technical Diploma.

A carpenter’s helper had a median wage of $12.21 an hour, or $25,400 a year, in Wisconsin in 2008. Median wage for a carpenter with experience was $18.43 an hour, or $38,300 a year.

For more information about the short-term training courses, which includes OSHA safety certification, or Nicolet’s one-year Building Trades program, contact Labs at (715) 365-4675, 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4675, TDD (715) 365-4558 or 711 (relay); or by email at

Nicolet is able to offer the short-term training courses thanks to Federal Workforce Investment Act funds administered by the North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board.


- posted Tuesday, April 27, 2010