Few programs are as important to the construction industry as training, and no one trains carpenters like the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. For over 100 years, the UBC has developed and improved training programs to develop well-rounded, skilled crafts workers who have built America.
Here in New England we focus on helping all carpenters, whether they've been working in the industry for thirty years or they're just getting their start.
Our training programs have grown with our union by combining journey worker upgrade classes with the traditional apprentice programs. By taking advantage of training programs throughout their careers, carpenters keep their skills sharp and become more valuable to employers. Upgrade classes are free to members and conveniently scheduled at local training centers and during off-work hours.
Of course, if you're just getting started in the industry, you'll want to learn more about our apprenticeship programs. In an industry as competitive as construction, breaking in while learning a trade can be very difficult. A Carpenters Union apprenticeship program is your best opportunity to learn the skills you need for a career in the trade.
Journey level members are encouraged to continue learning and advancing their skills by taking upgrade courses offered by the union free of charge. Upgrade classes are conveniently designed to meet the scheduling needs of working carpenters.
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Union carpenters have been involved in another cutting-edge energy efficient building project. Working with the city of Boston and developer Urbanica, apprentices and instructors were part of building the city's first "energy positive homes." The project took advantage of union training and union skills while allowing carpenters to learn more about the latest ways to make building and living more energy efficient. The skills and knowledge they learned and used will benefit them directly, as well as their future employers and the entire building industry.
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Registration is available for Journeyman Upgrade Training. All training is provided FREE to UBC members. These courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early! Click here to learn more.
Apprentice Resources Available
Click here for a list of apprentice resources on the New England Carpenters Training Fund website. Documents found on the page include blank work reports, benefits office contact information, a math test study guide, tool lists and scholarship information.