On Oahu, applications are accepted twice a year.

Fall 2020 Open Recruitment
Dates and Times TBD.  Please fill out the form below to be placed on our notification list for our next open recruitment period.  Open recruitment is based upon industry manpower needs.

Hawaii Carpenters Apprenticeship Training Center

2040 Lauwiliwili Street
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707

On the Neighbor Islands, applications will be accepted every day.

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Applying for Carpenter and Drywall Apprentices

Applicants must provide all of the following:

  • Photocopy of high school diploma or equivalent, or any reference letters for prior experience in the trade
  • Photocopy of legal photo identification card

All applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Must be Seventeen (17) years of age or older
  • Carpenter apprentice must be able to lift 75 lbs
  • Drywall apprentice must be able to lift 100 lbs
  • Perform the essential duties of the trade
  • Pass a Basic Math Test and Interview
  • Complete a 24-hour Pre-Selection Screening

*Highly recommended:  Review and Practice Math Test at least one (1) month prior to test.*


During open recruitment, applicants on Oahu must apply in person at:

Hawaii Carpenters & Drywall Training Fund Center
2040 Lauwiliwili Street
Kapolei, Hawaii 96707
Phone: (808) 848-0794, Ext. 198

Neighbor Islands

Neighbor Island applicants may call these training coordinators for application information:

Hilo, Kona, and Kauaʻi:

Mereane Hamatake
Phone: (808) 859-3983

Maui, Lanaʻi, and Molokaʻi:

Christian Tackett
Phone: (808) 242-6891, ext. 608