Carpentry Employability Skills

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Population growth around the world has created a demand for trade and construction skills. Among those valuable business skills are carpentry skills.

In addition to the construction of new homes, which will require many new workers, the construction of factories and power plants is also expected to create additional job opportunities for carpenters.

List of employability skills required for carpentry jobs

- Mechanic

Carpenters use mechanical skills to work with a variety of tools and machines. These may include ladders, electronic levels, and rotating tools such as power saws. Woodworkers should be comfortable operating, maintaining, and occasionally repairing these types of tools.

- Electric tools
- Manual tools
- Cabinet building
- Drilling
- Framed
- Furniture manufacturing
- Isolation
- Paneling
- Sanding
- Sawing
- Garrison
- Carpentry

- Mathematics

Carpenters require math skills to accurately measure the materials that need to be cut and installed. They also use their math skills to plan projects. This can include reading blueprints and taking measurements, as well as costing to make sure a project is under budget. Frequently used math skills include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and even calculus and statistics.

- Budget
- Geometry
- Algebra
- Qualification
- Measurement

- Detailed guidance

Carpenters must be very precise in their work. They should measure the distances and size of the items exactly when installing the household items. The eye for detail helps to make measurements and adjust structures.


- Building codes
- Construction plans
- Cut
- Refinement
- Installation
- Plan reading

- Critical thinking

Carpenters must be able to problem solve when issues arise on a project. Projects often take longer than expected. Other times, errors occur, such as materials arriving late or in the wrong size. Carpenters must think critically to solve these problems. With strong critical thinking skills, woodworkers can use logic not only to solve problems but also to anticipate them.

- Design
- Sorting out
- Ornate design
- Planning
- Projects management
- Problem solving
- Time management
- Problem solving

- Physical strength

Physical strength is essential as carpenters lift and handle heavy tools and materials, including lumber (which can be quite heavy). They also need physical stamina. Most jobs require standing, climbing, lifting, and/or bending for long periods of time.

- Hand-eye coordination
- Maintenance
- Manual dexterity
- Magnificent
- Frame
- Rig

- Communication

Communication is a useful soft skill for carpenters. They must be able to communicate effectively with customers as well as listen carefully so they can understand what the customer requires. They must also be able to explain complex technical problems in terms that non-carpenters understand. Customers appreciate a carpenter who listens to their needs and explains things clearly and kindly.

- Computer skills
- Relationships with customers
- Customer service
- Personal relationships
- Sales
- Planning
- Supervision

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