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Carpenters are key members of the construction industry. They are responsible for all the wooden structures involved in building projects, from installing staircases and building roofs to fitting windows and door-frames.

Carpentry could be for you if you like:

  • Craftsmanship
  • Fixing things
  • Making things
  • Using tools

Why choose this skill?

Skills changed my life because they changed my mindset. My passion pushed me to do more and more. Skills permitted me to participate in the best adventure of my life, the Worldskills Competition!
— Axel MELLERIN, Competitor at WorldSkills São Paulo 2015

More about this skill

Carpentry is a precision skill which requires accuracy in measuring and cutting so that everything fits into the construction project smoothly and no wood is wasted. Using power and hand tools, a carpenter utilizes ancient and modern techniques to work with wood and to execute perfectly the process of converting raw wood into finished products.


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Stanley Black & Decker

Some of the world’s most familiar tools, including Craftsman, DeWalt and Stanley are made by Stanley Black & Decker. The company is also the world’s second largest commercial electronic security company. Its products and solutions are integral to many WorldSkills skills.

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The WorldSkills Standards Specification specifies the knowledge, understanding and specific skills that underpin international best practice in technical and vocational performance. It should reflect a shared global understanding of what the associated work role(s) or occupation(s) represent for industry and business.