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Oak Ridge Creates More Interior Systems Pros via Boot Camp Program

Oak Ridge Carpenters Local 50 and the Mid-South Carpenters Training Program again offered the popular Interior Systems Boot Camp pre-apprenticeship program to kick off 2023. The program trains area men and women as interior systems mechanics in an accelerated, intense training program.


For 10 hours a day, four days a week for four straight weeks, students trained in safety (OSHA 10), measuring, material handling, correct fastening procedures, building muscle memory of screw placement and depth, correct cutting procedures for sheetrock and metal studs/track, wall layout, wall construction, aerial lift, and other pertinent building skills.

 

The draw for participants: If they achieve perfect attendance and successfully completed skill testing, they will be elevated to second-year apprentice status and guaranteed a job at the end of the Boot Camp. 15 participants started the training and 13 finished. All graduates were hired by union contractor T. J. Weis.

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