Carpenter’s Helper (Basic Skills)

Recipients of the Carpenter’s Helper (Basic Skills) credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed  the following tasks:

Student demonstrates work ethics/employability skills.

  1. ___   Reports to work area and dresses appropriately for work.
  2. ___   Has all supplies needed to perform work
  3. ___   Starts work promptly
  4. ___   Asks instructor for assistance if needed.
  5. ___   Stays on task.  (Does not abuse bathroom or water breaks)
  6. ___   Follows safety rules and demonstrates correct social skills at all times.
  7. ___   Asks instructor for work assignment if necessary
  8. ___   Cleans up work area at the end of the period without being asked
  9. ___   Works cooperatively with others on group projects
  10. ___   Works independently after being assigned a task
  11. ___   Accepts constructive criticism
  12. ___   Notifies school/employer of absence or tardiness
  13. ___   Accepts and performs additional tasks willingly


Student maintains a safe work environment by:

  1. ___    Following universal safety precautions
  2. ___    Storing all equipment, materials and supplies correctly
  3. ___    Following cleanup procedures at end of the workday
  4. ___    Performing basic and/or routine maintenance of equipment


Student is familiar with safety concepts and safe work habits.

  1. ___    Displays a safe attitude when working
  2. ___    Performs work in a safe manner with out being told
  3. ___    Identifies potential dangers and understands their consequences in independent work situations.


Student can identify and/or use tools in the basic tool groups.

  1. ___    Measuring tools
  2. ___    Hand tools
  3. ___    Small power tools
  4. ___    Large power tools


Student will be able to read a 1/16 scale.

  1. ___    Identify and measure the 1/16th mark
  2. ___    Identify and measure the 1/4th mark on the 16th scale
  3. ___    Identify and measure the 1/8th mark on the 16th scale
  4. ___    Identify and measure the ½ mark on the 16th scale
  5. ___    Identify and measure the ¾ mark on the 16th scale
  6. ___    Measures distances in inches and feet


Student will be able to identify lumber/sheetrock.

  1. ___    Identify and select proper size lumber
  2. ___    Identify and select correct lumber, plywood and sheetrock.
  3. ___    Identify types of wood.


Student can identify the types and sizes of fasteners/hardware.

  1. ___    Staples, nails and screws
  2. ___    Hinges


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