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We believe in the “grow your own employees” theory. That’s why Branco operates a Carpentry Apprenticeship training program certified by the U.S. Department of Labor. We have trained countless apprentices since its inception in 1993, and many have gone on to have successful careers!

Branco apprentices not only learn skills in the classroom, but they also gain invaluable experience by working alongside Branco journeymen carpenters. The apprentice gains knowledge and hones their craft, while Branco gains a valuable and skilled employee.

Graduates of our apprenticeship program are recognized and certified as Journeyman Carpenters by the U.S. Department of Labor. It truly is a Win-Win!

Accolades and More

In 2015, Branco partnered with Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri, for the joint administration of the Carpentry Apprenticeship Program. This valuable partnership has blossomed and now even allows graduated apprentices to benefit from their experiential learning and to qualify for college credit through Crowder. At the end of the program, our apprentices have the option to be awarded actual college credit hours and an Advanced Construction Technology certificate. This program partnership is the first of its kind in the country! In recognition for this achievement, Branco was awarded the “2017 Distinguished Business Award” by the Missouri Community College Association for our ground-breaking efforts in forging the path for the Branco Carpentry Apprenticeship Program.

Program Preview

This is a 4-year program that consists of on-the-job training and attending class one night per week in the spring and fall semesters. Topics discussed in class may include safety, carpentry, concrete work, plan reading, and many other topics. Credit may be given to applicants for prior related experience on a case-by-case basis.

Apprenticeship Program Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must not have more than a 10% disability
  • Must be drug-free (Random drug testing is enforced)
  • Must be able to pass a physical capacity exam (lift at least 70 lbs occasionally; 40-50 lbs frequently) and able to endure frequent climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, and handling.
  • Must be able to work outdoors and travel as needed

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