Apprentice Training Programs

Carpenters make up the largest single group of skilled workers in the country. To be a carpenter is to be a member of one of the oldest and most respected trades in the world, and our varied work today stems from the many products that once were made entirely of wood. Carpenters measure, cut, level, and fasten wood and other building materials. They install tile and insulation, acoustical ceilings, cabinets, siding, and much more. They work with many tools and materials to build houses, schools, places of worship, and hotels. They erect skyscrapers, hospitals, office buildings, and prisons and they construct bridges, tunnels, and highways.

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) represents one trade with many crafts. Our members touch every aspect of a construction project; they’re frequently first on the job and the last to leave. Carpenters create commercial, residential, and institutional structures through the skill and experience that is established only by union training.

Apprenticeship is the best way to start your career as a Carpenter. Whether you have experience on a job site or have never used tools before, apprenticeship programs are designed to give you the skills for success. Each program has classroom and shop projects that are designed to develop your skills so that you will be ready for the job site.

Our members have vastly different skill sets, but they share the pride and commitment to excellence that comes with being part of the Brotherhood.