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Build a solid future with free carpentry training and certification from CrossPurpose in partnership with The Master’s Apprentice. This highly focused pre-apprenticeship program is designed to help you get your start in woodworking, home repairs, remodeling and much more. You will gain hands-on experience, critical carpentry skills and personal development training that prepares you for a career in the skilled trades. This free program is designed to help motivated future tradespeople gain the knowledge they need to establish a career in carpentry.

Free, hands-on pre-apprenticeship training to launch your carpentry career and change your life

Why Enroll in Free Carpentry Training?

Carpentry is an in-demand field that provides multiple career paths. Whether seeking work as a commercial carpenter or working as a handyman or residential carpenter, you will enjoy a rewarding career. Wages begin at around $18 per hour, with the ability to achieve more per hour as you expand your knowledge and experience. Tens of thousands of carpentry jobs are open each year, many of which are desperately needed to positions left open by retiring carpenters or individuals shifting to new careers.



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Carpentry is a career that is best learned through on-the-job experience such as apprenticeships. CrossPurpose provides an entry-level program with carpentry pre-apprenticeship training at no charge to you. In fact, you can even earn a small stipend as you learn! The program is designed to maximize your chances of success by removing common barriers found in other carpenter training schools or carpentry training programs. CrossPurpose does not have minimum experience requirements or enrollment costs. We are committed to supporting you in your growth and your goals because we believe in you.

About Our Free Carpenter Training Program

Our comprehensive carpenter training program includes more than learning essential carpentry skills. We also provide you with personal and professional development training that will increase your chances of success in the workforce. The personal skills program will teach you how to build a resume, how to interview, how to manage conflict in the workplace and much more.



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Topics of our personal and professional development training

  • Financial health and literacy
  • Mindset growth
  • Writing personal brand and goal statements
  • Interviewing
  • Public speaking
  • Team building
  • Conflict resolution
  • Resume building
  • Tech and digital skills
  • Sharing your story
  • And much more!

What you will learn

Once you have completed your personal skills training, you will move on to learning basic carpentry skills. You will learn how to work with electric hand tools, woodworking machinery and other carpentry tools. Your training may include the construction, repair or replacement of structures, as well as work with wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials.

By the end of your preliminary carpenter pre-apprenticeship training, you will be able to:

  • Troubleshoot necessary repairs
  • Work with a variety of materials
  • Work with a variety of tools
  • Understand the basics of building and repairing structures
  • Have a basic understanding of carpentry tools
  • Have a basic understanding of Colorado construction codes and regulations
  • Take measurements, cut materials and assemble them according to instructions
  • And more!

What You Can Do with Certification

Carpentry certification equips you with the skills you need to begin your career as a carpenter apprentice. There are a variety of ways to utilize your carpentry skills to maintain steady employment. The longer you work and the more that you learn, the greater the hourly wage your experience will command. You can use your certification to apply for jobs as a handyman, a property maintenance professional, a commercial carpenter, a specialty carpenter or many other roles. These job skills are flexible and can be applied in other industries too.

Your options as a paid carpenter include:

  • Carpenter Apprentice
  • Journeyman Carpenter
  • Master Carpenter
  • Maintenance
  • Handyman
  • Installer
  • Assembler
  • Craftsman
  • And more
What Our Graduates Are Saying

“I started as a laborer at PCL Construction before starting my apprenticeship to become a carpenter. My goal for the future is to graduate with my journeyman’s license and to become a general foreman in my trade.”

Mauricio D.

“I am an Installer and Builder with Closets by Design. I am now working fewer hours with better pay than my previous job!”

Dernesha B.

Course Details

Class Schedule

  • Monday-Thursday, 9am – 1pm for first 6 weeks of personal development
  • Wednesday evenings from 6pm – 8pm for duration of the program for class participation with other students.

Upon starting your carpenter Skill Track:

6 weeks of hands-on carpenter training in Denver at the Master’s Apprentice workshop. After completing your carpentry skills training, you will continue on the job training in the apprenticeship program on your way to becoming a Colorado carpenter.

Course Requirements

  • Complete a background check
  • 6th grade Math/Reading level
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Physical stamina
  • Some felonies and drug charges can be an issue
  • No domestic violence, assault, or child abuse charges on your record
  • Shot records and TB test
  • A desire to work full-time in the field of carpentry



Why CrossPurpose?


CrossPurpose is a community-building organization dedicated to helping individuals find stable, fulfilling employment in careers they love.

Simple Enrollment

Our carpentry training program is structured to remove discouraging barriers that prevent so many individuals from seeking a career in the skilled trades, including high costs, lengthy programs, and complicated enrollment requirements.

Well-rounded Skills

CrossPurpose has worked to develop a carpentry program that will give you a well-rounded set of skills you can use to take the next steps in your career.

Comprehensive Program

We collaborate with experts in the industry and local partners to develop a comprehensive program that will give you the best start possible for your future as a carpenter.

FAQs About the CrossPurpose Free Carpentry Training

Does CrossPurpose offer its free carpenter training near me?

CrossPurpose offers our free carpenter training in the Denver metro area. If you are in a different area of Colorado, please use the contact information on this page to reach out. We may be able to help you find resources in your area of the state.

What qualifications do I need to join the free carpenter training program?

  • Meet all CrossPurpose admissions requirements
  • 6th grade Math/Reading level
  • Manual dexterity
  • Physical stamina
  • Some felonies and drug charges may be an issue


When can I get started?

Fill out an application by clicking the button below to get started. One of our enrollment specialists will help you find the next available program.

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