What is the apprenticeship program?
The TFG Apprenticeship Program is a three-year combination of study and on-the-job training, approved by and registered with the U.S. Department of Labor, for people employed in timber framing. Its purpose is to provide a planned comprehensive education, including the necessary training materials, for the professional timber frame carpenter.
How does it work?
Each apprentice works full-time under a registered journeyworker for three years and completes additional specialized training through TFG events, online coursework, tech schools, craft schools, and other approved providers.
How do I get in?
Enrollment as an apprentice in the program is open to all who are employed under a registered journeyworker. To enroll, you complete an application and assessment. If you are interested in finding work with a journeyworker and entering the program as an apprentice, please fill out this contact form
. We will pass your information to all registered journeyworkers and keep you informed of any upcoming open workshops, courses, and other events.
Enrollment in the program as a journeyworker is open to all who meet the requirements as outlined in the journeyworker application
. After meeting the program requirements, in order to register and apprentice, a journeyworker must make a financial commitment to the program. The financial commitment by both JW and APP allows the program to fund the training of the apprentice and the continuing education of the JW.