2018 UBC Drywall Olympic Champion – Jose Reyes

2019-05-16T09:42:51-05:00 Training|

On June 27, 2018, The UBC held its Drywall Olympics at the International Training Center in Las Vegas. The competition placed the five District champions competing against each other to claim the title of “The Best & Fastest Drywall Installer”. Jose Reyes, from Local 181 in Chicago, represented the Midwest District in this competition. The [...]

Fall Safety Stand Down Event Held on May 7, 2018

2019-05-16T09:47:09-05:00 Training|

For the fourth year in a row, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), in a combined effort with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center to Protect Workers Rights (CPWR), among other partners, announce the construction Fall Safety Stand-Down during the week of May 7 thru 11, 2018. The [...]

2018 Midwest Drywall Olympic Champion

2018-04-23T10:58:12-05:00 Training|

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Midwest Drywall Olympics were held at the Greenwood, IN Training Center. Jose Reyes from Local 181 represented the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters. Jose competed against the four other Regional Councils that make up the Midwest Council to see who was the fastest Drywaller in the region. After the [...]

2017 Xtra Grand Prize Winner

2018-02-02T13:10:23-05:00 Training|

Congratulations to Kiba Kemp from Local 58 for being the 2017 Grand Prize Winner of the Xtra program. Her name was chosen from over 1000 raffle tickets distributed to those that completed a Skill Advancement class. There were also 10 winners of a Dewalt 29-piece Drill Bit Set drawn as runner ups to this grand [...]

2017 Apprenticeship Graduation

2017-10-04T16:06:04-05:00 Training|

On Friday night, September 22, 2017, the apprenticeship program celebrated those apprentices that have completed their 4-year apprenticeship and are now Journeymen. There were 206 individuals that started their career by going through the apprenticeship and completed the necessary hours for work and schooling to gain the title of Journeymen. Not all those that graduated [...]

2017 Open House Grand Prize Winner

2017-11-16T16:45:11-05:00 Training|

On June 3, 2017, the Carpenter Training Center held its Open House and had numerous prizes for those in attendance. The Grand Prize was a 55" 4K Smart TV that everyone was eligible for as long as they got their map punched at each of the selected shops. With over 750 entries that were eligible, [...]

Open House June 3, 2017

2019-05-16T09:49:29-05:00 Training|

On Saturday, June 3, the weather couldn't have been any better for another successful Open House. Months of work went into getting the facility ready for this big event and some of the finishing touches were completed late Friday night. The school opened it's doors to everyone even before the official 9:00am start time. We [...]

XTRA 1st Quarter 2018 Winners

2018-04-13T10:49:30-05:00 Training|

Congratulations goes out to the XTRA raffle winners from the 1st Quarter of 2018. The January thru March quarter had 498 tickets entered into the raffle with 4 tickets being drawn on April 3, 2018. The following winners each received a Dewalt 20V Compact Driver/Drill Kit:   From left to right: Arthur Frierson   [...]

Retirement Info

2017-10-16T15:35:31-05:00 Benefits|

Attending a Retirement Seminar is not required in order to receive your pension information. You may call the Retirement Benefits Department to request a personalized packet mailed to you or you can set up an appointment at either the downtown or Lisle campus offices. If you'd like to attend a Pension Seminar at the training center, [...]

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