Eligibility Requirements for Instructors1.Be approved by an ATS Sponsor Representative to be certified as an instructor.2.Experience at a minimum journey – or technician-level (at least 4 years) in their area of expertise or a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a certified teacher on a vocational/technical construction or maintenance-related training program.3.Documentation of an instructor’s qualifications must be reviewed and approved by Sponsor Representative or the qualified personnel and kept on file by using one of the following methods:-A diploma from an acceptable secondary or post-secondary institution in the field(s) to be taught/evaluatedOR-A resume documenting actual experience in curriculum title or specific module(s) the individual tends to teachOR-Documented evidence of a successful completion of National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP) assessment in the appropriate fieldsOR-A license granted by a state in the field(s) to be taught/evaluatedOR-Relevant certification by a State Department of Education
NCCER Carpentry Level 1 program is meticulously designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in carpentry skills, preparing them for a successful career in the construction industry. This program aligns with the rigorous standards set by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER), ensuring that participants acquire the knowledge and competencies required to achieve occupational credential attainment at Level 1. Here's a detailed breakdown of what this program entails: Participants begin with a comprehensive introduction to the carpentry trade, covering its historical significance, safety protocols, and industry ethics. They gain a deep understanding of various building materials, fasteners, and adhesives commonly used in construction, learning the selection criteria, proper handling, and effective utilization of these materials. The program emphasizes hands-on training in the use of both hand and power tools, making participants proficient in operating these tools safely and accurately, a critical skill for carpenters. Additionally, participants acquire the ability to interpret construction drawings, specifications, and layouts, translating design plans into physical structures with precision. They gain practical experience in constructing floor systems, wall systems, ceiling joists, and roof framing to industry standards, mastering basic stair layout and building envelope systems. This program focuses on hands-on application, providing numerous opportunities for participants to build confidence and competence in carpentry. Finally, it specifically prepares participants for Level 1 certification through NCCER, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped to succeed in the certification process and validating their skills and knowledge in the carpentry field. Enrolling in this program provides comprehensive training aligned with NCCER standards, laying the foundation for a rewarding career in construction and offering a pathway to further credential attainment as participants advance in their carpentry journey.
Core Curriculum is inlucluded in Level 1 - it can be completed at any time during the program.