Though many of us hear the word “carpentry” and relate it to wooden structures of the past, the modern definition includes the building needs of our modern world. And with the growth occurring around Houston, it’s good to know that the art—and vocation—of carpentry is alive and well at 3522 Polk Street.

This address houses The Houston School of Carpentry, a vocational school offering two short-term vocational programs approved by the Texas Workforce Commission: the Electrical Technician Program, and the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanic Certificate Program.

In addition to practical training, the school boasts high job placement ratings for both programs: 90.98 percent for the Electrical Technician program, and 91.26 percent for the Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic Certificate program.

Interested in applying?

Applicants need to be at least 17 years of age and must present proof of a high school diploma or GED certificate; alternatively, adults can apply with a passing score on the Wonderlic Basic Skills Test (Verbal 200 and Quantitative 210). An interview with an admissions representative will take place before applicants gain entry to the program. A Veterans’ representative is on staff at the school to assist with the special application needs of former military personnel and to help veterans verify education benefits.

As one recently satisfied graduate said, “I didn’t have any experience before coming to this school. Now because of my instructor I feel prepared not only for a career but to start my own business.”

For more information, or to take a tour, check out the website or call (713) 225 –1955.