Skill Advancement – Introduction

The Importance of Training

In construction, if you don’t produce, you’re not an asset to anyone—not the general contractor, the project manager, or the end-user. UBC members know this; our contractors know this; and our union’s leadership knows it. That’s the reason our foundation is to deliver skilled, productive work.

UBC training is the hallmark of our union. While our members may have vastly different skill sets, they all share the pride and commitment of being the most highly trained in the most up-to-date theories and methodologies, tools, installation procedures, and safety measures in the industry.

It’s the UBC’s Edge, and it’s the asset our contractors can bank on.

New Courses for 2017

New courses have been developed and added to our 2017 schedule. Here are some of the new courses that were added:

  • CEILING SYSTEMS – LATHING
  • CONCRETE – FLOATING STAIRS FORMING
  • LAYOUT – TOTAL STATION INTRODUCTION
  • LAYOUT – QML 800 DUAL LASER LAYOUT
  • PRINT READING – PLAN GRID
  • SAFETY & HEALTH – FOUNDATIONS FOR SAFETY LEADERSHIP(FSL)

Improve your skills by enrolling in one of these new classes.

REFRESHER COURSES

Check your Training Verification Card for the expiration date of your Qualification/Certification courses. 60 days prior to the expiration date, the course will turn yellow to bring it to your attention. When your Qualification/Certification expires, the records will disappear from your card.

Be sure to schedule a refresher course prior to the expiration date.
KEEP YOUR CARDS CURRENT!

COURSE RESERVATION FEE – CENTRAL REGION

A “Course Reservation Fee” in the amount of $25.00 is required for ALL* Skill Advancement Courses in order to “reserve” your place in class.  This procedure has been implemented to give members every opportunity possible to attend those courses requested.

For more information, please click on the “Eligibility Requirements” tab on the left side of the page.

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL 847-640-7373

*Exception: Safety and Health – Health & Welfare Pension Seminar Pre-Retirement Planning – No Course Reservation Fee required for this informational seminar

CANCELLATION POLICY

All classes offered have a maximum number of seats available for each class. This is due to instructor/student ratios and also due to available equipment for each class. If you are registered for a class and need to cancel, please call and cancel as soon as possible. Failure to notify us of your cancellation prior to the class starting date may result in your course reservation fee being deposited. We reserve the right to cancel any course for which there is an insufficient number of course reservation fees submitted. All fees collected for a class that is cancelled will be returned or forwarded to another class registration per your request.

REQUEST A CLASS

Are you looking for a class that is not on the schedule? Is there a class that you would like to see offered that currently is not? Send an email to requestedclass@chicap.org with:

Your Name, UBC# and Phone Number

In the subject line, please list the name of the class.