Unemployment Assistance

All Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters members who need help applying for unemployment benefits have access to FREE services provided by Union Legal Services through our partnership with the Midwest Coalition of Labor. For members that don't have access to a computer or need additional assistance, they will fill out the forms and do the filing for [...]


Open House in June Cancelled.

Due to the current health situation in Illinois, we decided to cancel the upcoming Open House that was scheduled for June 6, 2020. Thank you to all of those that were ready to participate in this. Right now, there are no plans on having this rescheduled in 2020. We will post any new dates when [...]


Training Centers Open May 4, 2020

We will be opening the training centers on May 4, 2020 for training classes. Apprentice and Skill Advancement classes will start running on their normal schedules. Apprentices that have had classes cancelled during our shutdown: We are working hard to schedule those classes into the next schedule. Since we want all Apprentices to complete their [...]


Important Welfare Fund Improvements

WELFARE BENEFIT IMPROVEMENTS DECLARED FOR ACTIVE MEMBERSDear Brothers and Sisters:I have some exciting news to share that will help us get through these difficult times. Over the past week our leadership team has been working hard on your behalf to negotiate Welfare Fund improvements that will benefit our active members and their families during the [...]


Online Hardware Training Available

Assa Abloy has implemented free online hardware classes as well as Virtual Instructor led classes. This is a good opportunity to get in some hardware training while our training centers are currently shut down to in-person training. Please visit their training schedule here.


All Training Centers are OPEN!

MANDATORY Face Coverings Inside of ALL Training Centers. It is in the best interest of every member and their families to follow the CDC guidelines and stay healthy. We have adjusted all scheduled classes and add new classes daily. Apprentices are being notified when their class has been rescheduled. As the coronavirus situation continues to [...]


Class Schedules and our Prevention Measures

As the coronavirus situation continues to evolve, we know it is at the top of the mind for our members. We are monitoring this situation daily, and, as we do with any unusual event, we will watch what’s happening locally and adjust business operations and policies as needed. As of May 4, 2020, our training [...]


Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Response to Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP)

August 26, 2019 Office of Apprenticeship U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Room C-5321 U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20210 Submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov Re:       Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations, 84 Fed. Reg. 122 (June 25, 2019) To Whom [...]


New Registration Process

Please be advised that you will now be signing up for classes - not registering. Once we receive your Course Registration Fee, you will be moved over to being Registered for the class as long as there are still openings available. The number of enrolled in any class will now only show the number of [...]


Solar Training Classes Added

The Rockford Training Center has added two more Solar Training Classes to the schedule. The 1st class runs June 8 & 9, 2019 and the 2nd class will run on July 13 & 14, 2019. If you are interested in getting involved in the Solar program, please call the Rockford Campus to register for one [...]

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