Skill Advancement Program

Improving your skills is important to your career

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. See more detail in Skill Advancement Training in the Member Tools section, and Registration and Contact information HERE.

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

Video Examples of Skill Advancement Training Offered by the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters: Dome Ceiling, Versetta Stone Skill-Advancement, Metal Stud Radius Dome Framing, Groin Vault Ceiling, Segmental Barrel Ceiling and Suspended Scaffolding.


Central Region

Carpenters’ Training Center – Main Office
1256 Estes Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Fax: 847-364-8367

Elk Grove Village Annex
1099 Estes Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Chicago Training Center
2141 South Union Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616

Rockford Apprentice & Training Center
1117 Tebala Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61108-4562

Western Region

Carpenters’ Training Center – Quad Cities
479 27th St.
East Moline, IL 61244
Fax: 309-752-1008

Rockford Apprentice & Training Center
1117 Tebala Blvd.
Rockford, IL 61108-4562

Iowa Millwright Apprentice Training Center
2707 62nd St. Court
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Fax: 563-332-1126

Southern Region

Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program
904 Brenkman Drive
Pekin, IL 61554
Fax: 309-353-3853

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