Carpentry Basics

(4 weeks)

This program prepares you for entry-level work in carpentry and related trades and occupations (roofer, scaffolder, construction craft labourer, cabinet maker, insulator, glazier, interior systems mechanic, floor covering installer, painter and decorator). Be ready to work in four weeks!

Please Note: Acceptable file formats are PDF or WORD files emailed as attachments to We also accept faxed documents at 780-452-1279, or by mail or delivery at 10326 107 Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 1K2. All other formats and online links will be disqualified. Thank you for your cooperation.

To apply to the program, fill out an application form:

If you want to type your application use

Carpentry Basics - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Application Form in Word

If you want to hand write your application use

Carpentry Basics - Pre-Apprenticeship Training Application Form in PDF


If you are applying for funding for your tuition and living expenses you must attend an Information Session and Career Decision Making Workshop.


The program includes:

Carpentry Basics provides an introduction to tools and equipment, hands-on skills development, a basic math review, drawing and blueprint reading, plus experience in framing, installing doors and windows, mixing concrete and dry walling and taping.


  • Standard First Aid & CPR (level 1)
  • Fall Protection
  • Aerial Lift
  • Math Review
  • WBF Workplace Culture Awareness©
  • Job search and job retention support

The WBF Workplace Culture Awareness© module is designed specifically to help women understand the expectations of the construction workplace and prepare women for that environment.

Funding is available depending on student eligibility. A WBF advisor will help you explore your options. This is an approved Integrated Training Program with the Province of Alberta.

If you have questions or need help filling out the forms, a WBF Student Engagement Advisor can help you:

Phone: 780-452-1200 or Toll free 1-866-452-1201

Email: or Register for an Information Session