"The Art of Workmanship means the world to us. In fact, it's the point of our entire organization. We are on a mission to help unemployed young men bust down one of the biggest employment barriers there are: looking at work as a mundane task. Work is an opportunity. Work is an equalizer. Work is a training ground for our hearts. It's time to reclaim the workweek for good. We are teaching what it looks like to have a get to attitude, rather than a have to attitude."
Lawrence Sheffield, Founder + CEO
"I gained a true understanding of what workplace support meant from the guys to my left and right at the shop. That has followed me to a career of almost 3 years where I strive to not only show up to do my job but show up for those around me at any capacity they let me."
"What I gained from MCWW? I learned to steward what God has trusted me with. Magic City Woodworks affected me because I had to step into responsibility and grow as a person."
"MCWW helped me grow in many areas such as responsibility, leadership, communication, and more. I left a much more rounded person than when I got there."
Becoming an Apprentice
At Magic City Woodworks we teach young men the art of workmanship. We offer a paid, 6-month competitive apprenticeship four times a year for men ages 18-35. This is an employment apprenticeship. Apprentices work a mandatory 36-hour work week with a starting pay rate of $9/hour. Apprentices must be drug free and consistently pass drug screens. Each applicant will be required to take a brief survey before moving forward with their application process.
- Male, Ages 18-35
- Must be drug free and consistently pass drug screens
- Must be able to work a mandatory 36-hour workweek
2021 Cohort Schedule
|Employment Duration||Application Timeline|
|Cohort A: Jan. 4, 2021 - Jul. 2, 2021||Nov. 1 - Dec. 11, 2020|
|Cohort B: Apr. 5, 2021 - Oct. 1, 2021||Feb. 5 - Mar. 15, 2021|
|Cohort C: Jul 12, 2021 – Dec. 23, 2021||May 17 - Jul. 2, 2021|
|Cohort D: Oct. 4, 2021 – Apr. 8, 2022||Aug. 2 - Sep. 24, 2021|