2023 Skill Advancement Courses Now Online


The Carpenter Skill Advancement Program (CSAP) schedule through the end of 2023 is now online. Hardware and OSHA classes fill up fast. To ensure a spot in the class you want, sign up online and submit a Course Registration Fee check to become registered for the class. Worst case is that we send it back [...]

Scaffold and Rigger Qualification Changes for 2023


Effective January 1, 2023, the UBC Scaffold Erector Qualification and Rigger and Signaler Qualification will no longer have a grace period. Both Qualifications are good for 4 years and if it expires, the entire class will need to be retaken. A Refresher class will need to be taken prior to the expiration in order to [...]

School Website Address has Changed


Due to our recent Council merger, we have changed our school's website address to better reflect our Council. Our new website address for the Training Center is: www.mactc.org www.chicap.org will redirect you to our new site for now. Please save the new site in your favorites. If you have saved the Skill Advancement page for quick [...]

UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership


Our skills are what set us apart from every other worker on a jobsite. Union Carpenters are the best trained and most highly skilled in our industry – it’s what keeps our signatory contractors in business and keeps us in demand. But skill doesn’t just mean tools and techniques. The ability to manage a team, [...]

Concrete Workers Needed


We have had numerous requests from contractors looking for Carpenters with Concrete experience. We have put together three classes that we feel could get you some concrete experience to understand concrete forming. Please register and submit the Course Registration fee for each class right away. Here are the classes to take (running in order of [...]

Updated Mask Policy


Masks are now optional for you when you enter any of our facilities. If you want to wear a mask during class or in the building, that will be your decision. We do ask that if you are feeling sick to please stay home. We may request you put on a mask if coughing or [...]

Updated Covid Requirements for Classes


Effective Monday, February 28, 2022, we will no longer require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to attend Apprentice or Skill Advancement classes. We will continue to have our mask policy in place until we are notified otherwise by our Trustees. We ask that you postpone taking classes at any center if you [...]

Scaffold Qualification Grace Period Reinstated


The International Training Center has issued a new statement allowing the grace period for expired cards until December 31, 2022. After considerations and discussions, the CITF will honor the current grace period for Scaffold Erector Qualification and Scaffold Qualification Train the Trainer until December 31, 2022. However, the member or instructor must attend a refresher within [...]

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