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Career Cluster
Construction

Carpentry

This framework is designed for students to gain insight and skills and credentials necessary for success in this field, including the essential credentials OSHA 10-Construction and National Center for Construction Education Research (NCCER) Level 1.

Standards

Standards are critical areas of competency aligned to industry identified needs and Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs) that will support student success in the field. Standards provide the structure that empower the teacher to choose the best curriculum and instructional approaches to guide skill and knowledge development for students.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Industry Recognized Credentials demonstrate standards and skills that strengthen student access to careers upon graduation. Each framework identifies at least one essential safety and essential industry credential, with supplemental and specialized credentials identified to help expand opportunities.

Instructional Resources

The following resources are provided to support educators in developing curriculum and delivering instruction related to this framework. For CTE Chapter 74 programs, instructors can refer to these resources in developing the 900+ hours of required learning time.

Employer Survey Highlights

Program Administration Resources 

Safety and Health Plan

carpentry

Carpentry Massachusetts Career Outlook

Carpenters

20,095

Annual Openings

$61,027

Median Wage

4128

New Jobs

Carpenters Helpers

620

Annual Openings

$37,856

Median Wage

-394

New Jobs

Career and Technical Student Organization
State Teacher Licenses

Qualified teachers will hold a Career Technical Teacher License in Carpentry.

 

About this Framework
Approved as of January 31, 2024