On Oahu, applications are accepted twice a year.

Spring 2020 Open Recruitment
March 2020, dates TBD

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


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