Northwest Carpenter’s Institute of Washington

Earn While You Learn

As a union carpenter who’s ready to work, your salary can be more than $70,000 a year. The health and retirement benefits you earn travel with you from job to job, so that you can provide for your family and build a secure future. And from day one of your apprenticeship you start earning—not owing.

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Grit NW Podcast

Grit NW is an interview based podcast where self-motivated people, just like you, come to learn from construction industry professionals about the issues that affect their lives and careers on a daily basis. The shows host is the President of the Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Joe Cadwell. The focus of his bi-monthly podcast is to engage, educate and energize both union and non-union workers as to the numerous benefits of being a member of an organized labor union. From workers rights to politics; apprenticeships, leadership development and more the show will dive deep into topics relevant to you. Click here to listen in!

Build Skills – and Community

Carpenters are coaches. They’re volunteers. They’re the people who help make your community a great place to live, work, and play. And with respectable incomes, a winning work ethic, and flexible schedules, carpenters also know how to make the most of life.

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Many Rewarding and Lucrative Career Paths to Choose From

Carpenters, Scaffold Erectors, Trade Show Specialists, Pile Drivers and more- NWCI offers training for many career options.

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Advance Your Skills as a Journeyman

From hammer and nails to brand-new technologies like robotic survey tools, carpentry is made of equal parts tradition and innovation—and it grows more sophisticated all the time. The variety of crafts within the carpentry industry offers an expansive range of specialty careers.

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