Every member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters has a role to play in the success of every other member. From developing our skills and safely and efficiently completing quality work to helping our union employers win the next job, it’s a coordinated effort.
How does it all come together and why? What can you do to improve the union for yourself and your union Brothers and Sisters?
Many answers to these questions can be found in membership training programs at the United Brotherhood of Carpenters’ International Training Center. There, our union has invested in programs that help you learn and develop skills that make you a better carpenter and leader.
ITC programs are FREE for members. All arrangements are made by the union and compensation is provided when attendance requires missing work. You can learn more about programs below and at the UBC website.
If you are interested in attending a program, please complete and submit this form. Please note that attendance at the sessions is dependent on available space.
Foreman Training Program: Building a Solid Foundation
This course highlights the importance of leadership and management skills on the job. Participants are provided with the tools and techniques for success in their positions back home and receive guidance for balancing planning, communication and production responsibilities during a project.
Superintendent Career Training
An 18-month classroom and on-the-job program that prepares participants to be highly skilled construction industry professionals. Using mentors, company-sponsored learning opportunities, and expert instruction by industry-experienced professors of well-known universities, graduates of SCT are equipped to oversee and manage productive work sites that keep projects on time and within budget.
UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership for a Strong Future (“.300 Hitters”)
Journeymen develop leadership, mentoring, coaching, and communication skills, and learn to engage with newer members and lead by example, all while promoting positive work environments and productivity on the job.
212 Journeymen: Next Level UBC Leaders (requires prior completion of “.300 Hitters”)
The 212 Journeymen: Next Level UBC Leaders program focuses on Journeymen Leaders who have committed to utilizing the skills learned in UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership for a Strong Future program and embraced the characteristics of a Transformational Leader as active members of the UBC workforce.
3rd Year Apprentice Program: Helping Build Our Industries
During the 3rd Year Apprentice program, seasoned apprentices gain a greater understanding of the Brotherhood and the construction industry, and of the role union members play in the success of both. Participants learn how professionalism, productivity, skill, and attitude contribute to their own success as well as that of their employers.
Collaborative Leadership: Building Jobsite Leaders
This program focuses on leadership, communication, entrepreneurship, coaching, and collaboration among the parties of a building project, such as the contractor, general contractor, project manager, facility manager and the owner.