Transition Number One: Beginner to Helper

First and most important: Do what you say you are going to do. And if you can’t, talk to someone.
Second: If you’re not happy, let us try to fix it. If we can’t, let us try to help you move on to a better fit.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

A Helper:

  • Starts to plan ahead by at least one day, progressively moving on to planning ahead by several days.
  • Helps make things happen a few days in advance. Begins to predict and test how long tasks will take to complete.
  • Uses some tools and can execute very basic carpentry (cutting to length, nailing things together, shoemold).
  • Builds a portfolio of skills and tasks you can execute unsupervised.
    Communicates with and supports the lead carpenter.

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Milestones to indicate readiness to become a Carpenter:

  • You can use most tools, execute many basic and some more advanced carpentry.
  • You can assign tasks to beginners and oversee their completion.
  • You can work on your own and show leadership by guiding beginners and helpers.
  • You are effective at supporting more experienced carpenters on the team.