Training and Recruitment

North Branch Supports Carpenter Apprenticeship Program

Concord, NH – North Branch Construction announced it has become an employer for the Associated Builders and Contractors NH/VT Chapter (ABC NH/VT) and the NH Homebuilders Association (NHHBA) Carpenter Apprenticeship Program that is supported by ApprenticeshipNH, a federally-funded initiative of the Community College System of NH (CCSNH).

Cam Beauchesne, Adam Kenzou, Eric Marsden, Alexandra Biron, Steve Collette, and Austin Kessler have all signed on as carpenter apprentices with North Branch Construction. The carpenter apprentices will each complete 455 hours of classroom instruction divided into three modules of curriculum provided by Manchester Community College in Manchester.

Additionally, the carpenter apprentices are assigned a skilled carpenter mentor that will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the required 6,000 hours of on-the-job training that must be completed within the three-year program. Upon successful completion, carpenter apprentices earn the Registered Carpenter Certification, a nationally recognized credential from the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as interim credentials from the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER).

“North Branch Construction is excited about the carpenter apprenticeship opportunity available through the ABC NH/VT and NHHBA Carpenter Apprentice Program,” said Joseph H. Campbell, North Branch Construction president. “This program provides a comprehensive educational and training opportunity for anyone seeking a career as a professional carpenter. In addition, as an employer, it provides us with a clear understanding and confidence in the skills a registered carpenter brings to the job site every day.”