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Carpentry Bridge

Career Field: Technical (Trades)

Adult Career Pathway:  Carpentry

Type:  Bridge

Prepares Students for:  A job as a carpenter; acceptance into the Local Carpenters Union

Target Student Population:  High school diploma or equivalent; U.S. citizen; TABE Reading 8.0+, TABE Math 6.0+

Access Curriculum: View Materials

Course Description:  Covers basic soft skills and math skills necessary to be successful as a carpenter. Prepares students to actively participate in and complete the carpentry course offered by the local carpenters union.

Duration of Course: 5 hrs/session, 4 sessions/week, 1 week for course = 20 total instructional hours

Curriculum Materials:  Organized in Google Drive folders, one for each day.  Includes daily lesson outlines, PowerPoint slides and all instructional materials.

Curriculum Pluses: Well organized.  Useful slides for full-class instruction; could be made available to students online for independent review.  Variety of learning activities.

Curriculum Drawbacks:  Course goals seem ambitious for 20-hour course and don’t seem to fully match with course content.

Author: Linnea Lebens, Duluth Adult Education, with adapted materials from Elizabeth Andress at St. Paul ABE

Created: 2018


Linnea Lebens
Duluth Adult Education
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