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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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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.

Learn More About Continuing Education for Journeymen

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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Get to Know Our Staff

In the NWCI Podcast, we interview instructors, coordinators, and office staff of NWCI. Hear their perspective on Training and the Trades, learn about opportunities and upcoming events, and get to know our staff.

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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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Stay Up to Date on NWCI News

Check our our quarterly newsletter, The Training Center Times, for up to date information on upcoming events, highlights into our programs and curriculum, and highlights into exciting new technology.

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