CARP Application

Thank You for your interest in CARP – The Carpenters Apprentice Ready Program. The program prepares candidates for the Philadelphia Carpenter’s Apprenticeship intake process and a successful start as a Union Carpenter.

Become a Prepared Candidate

The Eastern Atlantic States Carpenters Technical Center, the EAS Regional Council of Carpenters, and the General Building Contractors Association have partnered to offer the Carpenters’ Apprentice Ready Program (CARP). CARP aims to train motivated females, minorities, and residents of Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties who face barriers to employment in the building trades. CARP is a registered Pre-Apprenticeship program under the PA Department of Labor.

Training Includes:

  • Interview Skills, Resume Building, Job Search Skills
  • Being Successful in Construction through Attitude, Character, and Ethics
  • Working with the Tools and Material - Shop Skills & Safety
  • Construction Math - Measurement and Beyond

Applicant Requirements

To be eligible for the Carpenters' Apprentice Ready Program (CARP), applicants are required to possess a High School Diploma or GED and be at least 18 years of age. Additionally, a valid Driver's license is mandatory during the application process, and successful completion of a drug screening is essential. Prospective participants must also reside in Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County. A vital aspect of participation is a commitment to attending all training sessions as outlined in the program schedule.

Next training begins January 2024!


Thank you for your interest! The application process for January 2024 is now closed. We will continue to accept applications for future trainings. Click on the red "CARP Application" button below to apply.

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