Nationwide, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters offers its members the finest training in the industry, with 1,500 full-time instructors, 250 training centers across North America and a state-of-the-art international training center that serves as the home for instructors to gain training via existing and new educational programs. This hands-on training is designed to keep our members at the top of their fields. Our members’ proven skills and the training they continue to receive are two big reasons that contractors confidently hire union carpenters. Training keeps our members in demand.

UBC Leadership Program

The Collaborative Leadership program focuses on the key skills necessary to be a successful leader on the job site. Over the course of this three-day program, participants will take part in various skill building and team exercises designed to reinforce and elevate their performance on the job.

This program is open to those currently employed by signatory employers in all levels of construction management, including project managers, estimators, managers, company owners, etc. Participants do not need to be members of the UBC to attend this program. Learn more about UBC Leadership CLICK HERE for more…

Safety Program

Membership safety means enhanced marketability to employers and working an entire career free of injury and illness. Safety for an employer means lower costs, superior worker productivity and an improved bottom line. By working together union carpenters and their employers meet their common goals. Learn More about our Safety Program.

Renewable Energy

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters comprises elite construction professionals who are productive and efficient in completing any type of renewable energy project safely and efficiently. Within our expansive scope of crafts and responsibilities is our commitment to the renewable energy industry. We continue to build relationships based on respect and trust. Our workforce is regarded as being the best trained and best prepared in the industry for any renewable energy project. CLICK HERE for more….

Built To Last TV

BUILT TO LAST is an informative series of half hour specials exploring the skill, training and artistry of trade union members and contractors. The series, an ABC7 Chicago partnership entering its 7th Season, highlights the projects they’ve worked on and the people whose lives they have touched. Built To Last is hosted by television personalities Monica Pedersen, Mark Nilsson and Rob North, and has been nominated for multiple Emmys for “Outstanding Achievement for Magazine Programming.” CLICK HERE for more….

Skill Advancement Program

Carpenters must maintain, upgrade and enhance their skills; with that goal in mind the Skill Advancement Program was developed. This program ensures that our industry maintains the best trained and most skilled work force for which our area is known.

Through the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters, approximately 8,000 of our members take advantage of 300 evening and weekend courses offered by our Carpenter Skill Advancement Program every year. These courses are taught in several languages and are offered at our five training centers. Learn More about Skill Advancement Training >>

INSTALL™ Program

NSTALLTM– Installation Standards Training ALLiance is associated with the floor covering arm of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) and its training program. For years, INSTALL has been providing the highest quality, most comprehensive training and certification available for installers of floor covering materials in residential and commercial markets. INSTALL flooring mechanics are trained in an exhaustive five-year program that leaves no relevant issue unaddressed. The first year consists of pre-apprenticeship training where students work as helpers in order to get a feel for the trade. The remaining four years of the program consist of 11 weeks of school instruction (one week per quarter) and on-the-job training. Graduates of this training have consistently been called upon to provide dependable, qualified labor to install products in accordance with manufacturers’ specifications. These products include carpet, linoleum, hardwood, laminate, vinyl and other resilients, as well as sports surfaces and artificial turf.

For additional information on INSTALL™ visit the following web sites:

Contact: Keith Jutkins – Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters – 312-787-3076; Fax: 312-951-1540

Tax Fraud

Honest contractors can make a difference in our fight against construction industry tax fraud. CLICK HERE for more information

Union Career

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters represents over 30,000 working men and women from 19 local unions across Illinois and Eastern Iowa that represent our members. The Chicago Regional Council provides the construction and maintenance industries with productive, competitive and certified professionals, encompassing a wide variety of crafts and skills. As part of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), which is one of North America’s largest building trades unions, with over a half-million members we take pride in it’s more than 135-year history, who lead the way in training, educating, and representing the next generation of skilled construction professionals. Learn More about Union Careers >>

Course Categories

Aerial Lift Training • Access Flooring Systems • Best Practices in Health Care • Building Envelope Air Sealing Certification • Ceiling Systems • Computer CAD 1, 2, 3 • Concrete • CPR First Aid • Firestopping • Floor Covering • Green Building Awareness • Hardware • Insulation • Interior Systems • Layout • Lead Safety for Renovation and Repair • Math • Metal Stud • Mill Cabinet • Millwright • Print Reading • Rafters • Residential • Rigging • Roofing • Safety & Health • Scaffolding • Siding • Smoke Guard Installation • Spray Insulation • Stairs • Superintendent Training • Trim • Welding • Learn More about Course Categories >>

Continuing Education Courses

As an approved continuing education provider for licensed and construction professionals, the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters offers free continuing education events for architects, engineers, interior designers, construction specifiers, A/E firm production staff, project managers and building facility managers so they can earn their required AIA Learning units (LUs). Learn More about our Continuing Education Courses >>

Apprentice Program

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters’ Apprentice Training Program combines hands-on classroom education by qualified instructors with on-the-job training. This “earn while you learn” approach gives you the opportunity to earn a good living while developing highly marketable skills for life. Learn More about the Apprentice Program >>

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