Carpenters Training and Education Fund of Greater Pennsylvania

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Program Length: 4 years
When you accept applications: Year Round
Do you accept online applications? Yes

For our program, the minimum entry requirements are as follows:

  • Be at least 17 years old, 18 to start work
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate or equivalent
  • Those graduating by June are eligible
  • Have a valid driver’s license and suitable transportation
  • Capable of meeting the physical, mental, and cognitive demands of the Training
  • Indicate interest, desire, and willingness to learn
  • Be available for full time employment if accepted into the program
  • Must reside in Pennsylvania excluding the following counties: Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Lancaster, Carbon, Lehigh, and Northampton
  • Also may reside in the following counties in Maryland and West Virginia: Allegany, Garrett & Washington (MD) and Berkley, Brooke, Hampshire, Hancock, Jefferson, Marshall, Mineral, Morgan & Ohio (WV)
  • Pile Driver Training applicants from the following counties are also eligible: Monongalia, Preston, & Wetzel (WV) and Columbiana & Jefferson (OH)

Our Affiliates

Commercial Carpentry

Specialized woodwork during the construction of large buildings

Floor Covering

Floor Coverers install flooring materials such as carpet, resilients, wood, lamenants, tile and spot surfaces. They also understand pattern layout and how to estimate materials.

Pile Driver

Pile Drivers drive steel, wood or concrete piles into the earth during the early stages of construction. Piling allows the foundation to be set for buildings, highways, bridges and more.

Millwright manufacturing a component


Millwrights install, maintain and repair compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails and extruders. They can typically be found working in factories, plants and mills.

Millworker and Cabinetmaker 

Millworkers and Cabinetmakers use precision to craft woodwork, cabinetry and decor in commercial, residential, institutional and retail structures.