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 workers.
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 2023
New courses have been developed and added to our 2023 schedule. Here are some of the new courses that were added:
CEILING SYSTEMS – ARMSTRONG SUSPENDED DRYWALL GRID CEILINGS AND SOFFIT CERTIFIED INSTALLER (CITF)
CEILING SYSTEMS – ARMSTRONG SIMPLE SOFFIT FRAMING SYSTEMS
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT – LEAN CONSTRUCTION
ESTIMATING – CONCRETE WORK – RESIDENTIAL
FLOOR COVERING – BASIC HARDWOOD
HARDWARE – FIRE AND EGRESS DOOR INSTALLATION CODES AND REQUIREMENTS
LAYOUT – STEREOTOMY DRAFTING BASICS
LAYOUT – STEREOTOMY CONSTRUCTION GEOMETRY
PRINTREADING – ADVANCED COMMERCIAL PRINTREADING
RIGGER AND SIGNALER QUALIFICATION – REPLACES THE RIGGER AND SIGNALER CERTIFICATION CLASS
ROOFING – BASIC TPO APPLICATION
SOLAR – PV ADVANCED SOLAR INSTALLER
WOOD FRAMING – MASS TIMBER CONSTRUCTION
Improve your skills by enrolling in one of these new classes.
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 training history.
Be sure to schedule a refresher course prior to the expiration date. **THE SCAFFOLD AND RIGGING QUALIFICATION MUST BE REFRESHED PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION DATE**
KEEP YOUR CARDS CURRENT!
COURSE REGISTRATION FEE – NORTHEAST REGION
A “Course Registration Fee” in the amount of $25.00 is required for ALL Skill Advancement Courses in order to complete registration for the course. This procedure has been implemented to give members every opportunity possible to attend those courses requested.
For more information, please click on the “Registration Process” tab on the left side of the page.
QUESTIONS? PLEASE CALL 847-640-7373
If you are wanting to attend a Pension Seminar, please call the MACRC Retirement Benefits Department at 312-787-9455 Option #4 for more information.
All classes offered have a maximum number of seats available for each class. This is due to instructor/student ratios and 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 two (2) days prior to the class starting date may result in your course registration fee being deposited. We reserve the right to cancel any course for which there is an insufficient number of course registration fees submitted. All fees collected for a class that is cancelled will be returned or may be forwarded to another class registration per your request.