Carpentry Apprenticeship

Carpentry is the largest construction trade in the industry, assuring a positive employment outlook. Carpenters work with many tools and materials to build houses, erect skyscrapers, construct bridges, tunnels, highways and more.

Job duties involve every step of the building process, from reading blueprints to building and removing forms. Career advancement opportunities are strong, with many carpenters becoming carpentry supervisors, general construction supervisors or independent contractors.

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Get Started

Contact the Southwest Carpenters Training Fund at (602) 272-6547 for complete details.

Applicants must meet ALL of the following minimum requirements for program consideration:

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Applicants must fill out an application form provided by the hall.
  • All applicants must be United States citizens or have proper Immigration and Naturalization Service papers for working in the United States.
  • Applicants must complete interview at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have a sufficient educational understanding to take related instructional training classes, understand safety regulations and follow written and oral instructions.
  • A high school diploma or GED is preferred, but not required for admission into the program.
  • Must be physically capable of performing carpentry work.

Apprenticeship students are advised to create an MEID and login to the Online Student Center in order to access personal account information such as grades and transcripts.


Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.


Director, Apprenticeship Programs

Phone: (602) 286-8676
Room: AF212


Southwest Carpenters Training Fund

Phone: (602) 272-6547