Welcome to the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program

The mission of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice and Training Program is to provide members both classroom and hands-on training to guarantee that the safest, best trained and skilled work force is at the forefront of technology to meet the employment needs of the industry, now and in the future.

Apprentice Training Programs

Carpenters do more than just frame, roof and apply the siding on a house. They do the concrete forming needed for the high rises downtown; frame the interiors of office buildings; insulate the exterior walls of hospitals; apply drywall in college dorms; lay the flooring in high schools; create the woodwork for the restaurants, weld the heavy gauge framing for the exterior shell; rebuild the steam turbine in power plants; and drive the piles needed for the bridges. The carpentry trade offers individuals who love to work with their hands an opportunity to have a career that they will enjoy.

The Training Program provides eleven four-year apprenticeships and an advancement program to further develop your skills as a carpenter. As you develop your skills, you’ll be better suited for the job sites of the future. Please go to the Apprentice Program tab and look through the crafts that are available.

Skill Advancement Programs

The Chicago Regional Carpenters have a reputation of excellence on the job sites. Carpenters work in a constantly changing field requiring highly skilled workers to meet the biggest challenges. Our Union and our contractors are only successful if each worker has the skills to meet these high demands. Our Regional Council invests in our members by providing programs and classes to give you new skills for success. These programs will get you further in your career and establish you as an expert, ready to meet any challenge on the job site.

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program offers skill advancement classes at no cost to the members. Keep up to date with the technology being used in the field, safety requirements needed for the job sites, and ensure your Qualifications and Certifications stay current by enrolling in refresher courses. Click here to view available classes and schedules.

Latest Updates

Looking for Future Carpenters

The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice and Training Program is looking for hard-working, dedicated individuals that are interested in becoming a Union Carpenter. On April 11, 2017, we opened the application period for General Carpentry to take applicants interested in the carpentry field. This application period will be closing on May 11, 2017 so please visit the “Apprentice Program” heading above to see the information about applying for the program. Please check the FAQs tab under Apprentice Program to answer some of your questions. This is an opportunity of a lifetime that you don’t want to pass up.

Open House June 3, 2017

The Carpenter Training Center at 1256 Estes Ave. in Elk Grove Village is hosting an Open House, open to the public from 9:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, June 3, 2017. There will be a Member Health Fair and demonstrations from tool and material manufacturers all day. Food, refreshments, and prize raffles will available all day long, so please join us to celebrate being in Elk Grove Village for 30 years!

Apprentice Out of Work

If you are an apprentice out of work, you may now fill out your information by clicking the icon below – bottom right corner of the page. You will not need to call in every week, just fill out the form every week.

Be a Leader

The UBC is looking for leaders. Watch the short video explaining what the Leadership conference is about. Click Here

Contact your Local if you are interested in participating?