Apprenticeship


Apprentice Jake Amadon checking housing angle during raising of reciprocal frame roof built by Teton Timber Frame in Driggs, Idaho.      photo Adam Riley


Open Apprenticeship Training


2014 Annual Training/Assessment, Feb 20–24, Trillium Dell Timberworks and Farm, Knoxville, Ill. This year, the training was open to apprentices, journeyworkers, Guild members, and the general public. Read more and see news item link on homepage.




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.