Carpenter: Main Duties and Responsibilities (01:48)
Scott Brewer discusses how carpentry has evolved from woodworking to many different types of construction.
Carpenter: Career Beginnings (01:35)
Brewer finished high school in 1978 with a two year technical degree as certified welder; he went to work five days after graduation as a union pile driver.
Carpenter: Keys for Success (00:51)
Brewer says anyone willing to learn and adapt, stay drug-free, and work safe can succeed as a carpenter.
Carpenter: Education and Certification Requirements (01:48)
The carpentry industry requires drug screening and a ten hour safety course. An individual must be in good health for this physical job.
Carpenter: Workplace Atmosphere (03:10)
Carpentry work can be inside or outside depending on the job. Travel is usually involved with large projects. Brewer discusses the effect of weather on working conditions.
Carpenter: Advice for Aspiring Pros (01:01)
Brewer recommends being ready to work on time and having a good attitude. Avoid cell phone and drug usage.
Carpenter: A Day on the Job (00:53)
Brewer's typical day begins by meeting with the crew and foreman to discuss safety issues and tasks for the day. The rest of his time is spent working on the task.
Carpenter: Industry Goals and Services (01:21)
The goal of a residential carpenter is to provide housing, whereas the goal of a commercial carpenter is to build commercial developments.
Carpenter Industry Challenges (02:06)
Brewer offers suggestions for those who are interested in a carpentry career as the industry is in need of workers. Most states offer a program in which you can learn on-the-job.
Carpenter: Looking at the Future (01:47)
Brewer sees the the carpenter industry as thriving and explains why construction jobs are considered temporary. A federal infrastructure bill will open up many jobs.
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