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.
Registration Open for 2012 Fall Semester
Are You Ready? Registration is now open for 2012 Fall Semester 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.
Training for a Career as a Union Carpenter
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. The New England Carpenters Union offers a 4-year apprenticeship program created to thoroughly develop the talents and skills of up-and-coming carpenters. The apprenticeship program is a combination of classroom learning and job site employment. Apprentices attend classes for 1 week every 3 months at the New England Carpenters Training Center in Millbury, MA. Apprentices also learn the trade by working under the guidance of skilled workers, called journeymen. By completing the nearly 6,000 hours of work experience required to graduate from the apprentice program and become a journeyman you will become the best, most well trained, well rounded and most desirable candidate available for employment in this industry.