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Carpenters construct and repair building frameworks and structures—such as stairways, door frames, partitions, rafters, and bridge supports—made from wood and other materials. They also may install kitchen cabinets, siding, and drywall.


In the CARPENTER Jump Start Pathway, students learn the basic skills of carpentry and earn at least the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Carpenter Level 1 statewide credential, and can earn the Advanced Credential of NCCER Carpenter Level 2.  Upon graduation, they are ready for employment, or may attend a community college such as South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) for further training in carpentry and other technical skills.


The Carpenter Jump Start pathway is a STATEWIDE pathway. To graduate, students must:

1) pass 9 Carnegie credits of courses from this pathway;

2) including at least one Career Readiness course (one Carnegie credit); and

3) attain one statewide credential (or the LCTCS  - Louisiana Community and Technical College System -   equivalent certificate/diploma).


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