Recipients of the Carpenter’s Helper (Enhanced Skills) credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed the following tasks:
Student applies shop and occupational safety skills:
- Follows universal safety precautions
- Displays a safe attitude when working
- Performs work in a safe manner without being told.
- Identifies potential dangers and understands their consequences in independent work situations.
- Uses hand tools safely and accurately.
- Uses safety equipment appropriately.
- Identify the types of signs and markings used on the job site.
Student demonstrates basic measuring skills for carpentry:
- Identify the parts of the English measuring system.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the metric system.
- Identify the metric system and convert between the English system.
- Identify the reasons for using the English and metric systems of measurement.
- Describe the tools used in measuring activities.
- Accurately measure, mark and cut wood.
- Identify measurement tools used in carpentry.
- Use mathematic computations and measurement skills in planning and designing a workbench.
- Identify and discuss geometric patterns that repeat or that have rotational or reflective symmetry.
- Calculate the area or perimeter of various two-dimensional shapes.
- Understand the application of mathematic skills to the carpentry trade.
Student describes carpentry industry opportunities:
- Demonstrate knowledge of job opportunities in carpentry.
- Demonstrate knowledge of skills needed in the carpentry field.
Student describes the characteristics of building materials:
- Describe and recognize different types of lumber.
- Describe and recognize lumber definitions.
- Identify lumber used in carpentry.
Student demonstrates competent and safe use of basic tools used in carpentry:
- Use hand saws safely and accurately.
- Check for level and square using a variety of squaring, plumbing and leveling techniques and tools.
- Identify hand tools used in carpentry.
- Use a sander safely and accurately.
Student will be able to read basic blueprints:
- Recognize and identify basic blueprint terms, components, and symbols.
- Recognize different classifications of drawings.
- Understand the difference in architectural and engineer scales.
Student will complete two wood projects:
- Follow directions in building a carpentry project.
- Prime wood in preparation for painting.
- Paint a completed carpentry project.
- Identify primers and paint used on the job site.
- Safely use tools and equipment to complete a project.
Student will complete project cost sheet:
- Use math skills to compute cost of project.
Student will demonstrate writing skills and oral presentation skills:
- Demonstrate the ability to use writing skills.
- Use writing skills to compare and contrast items used in the carpentry trade.
- Develop and deliver a presentation promoting the career choice as a carpenter.
Student will demonstrate employability and life skills:
- Completes a personal data sheet.
- Completes a job application.
- Conducts a job search.
- Prepares a resume.
- Prepares a cover letter.
- Demonstrates effective interview skills.
- Demonstrates effective job keeping skills.
- Demonstrates life skills.
Student demonstrates work ethics/employability skills:
- Reports to work area and dresses appropriately for work.
- Has all supplies needed to perform work.
- Starts work promptly.
- Asks instructor for assistance if needed.
- Stays on task.
- Demonstrates correct social skills at all times.
- Asks instructor for work assignment if necessary.
- Cleans up work area at the end of the period without being asked.
- Works cooperatively with others on group projects.
- Works independently after being assigned a task.
- Accepts constructive criticism.
- Notifies school/employer of absence or tardiness.
- Accepts and performs additional tasks willingly.
- Examines personality traits important to business
- Demonstrates knowledge of skills required of the occupation.