We Build Industry Leaders

The UBC’s leadership training programs are unrivaled anywhere in the industry. At the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas, NV, members learn about the history of the UBC and the labor movement, the economics of running a construction business, the value of collaboration and mentoring, and effective communications skills – which when combined with our premier tool and technology training make UBC members the smartest, most effective people on the jobsite. 

3RD YEAR APPRENTICE PROGRAM: HELPING BUILD OUR INDUSTRIES

During the 3rd Year Apprentice program, seasoned apprentices gain a greater understanding of the Brotherhood and the construction industry, and of the role union members play in the success of both. Participants learn how professionalism, productivity, skill, and attitude contribute to their own success as well as that of their employers.

UBC JOURNEYMEN: BUILDING LEADERSHIP FOR A STRONG FUTURE

Journeymen develop leadership, mentoring, coaching, and communication skills, and learn to engage with newer members and lead by example, all while promoting positive work environments and productivity on the job.

212 JOURNEYMEN: NEXT LEVEL UBC LEADERS

The 212 Journeymen: Next Level UBC Leaders program focuses on Journeymen Leaders who have committed to utilizing the skills learned in UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership for a Strong Future program and embraced the characteristics of a Transformational Leader as active members of the UBC workforce.

COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP: BUILDING JOBSITE LEADERS

This program focuses on leadership, communication, entrepreneurship, coaching, and collaboration among the parties of a building project, such as the contractor, general contractor, project manager, facility manager and the owner.

FOREMAN TRAINING PROGRAM: BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION

This course highlights the importance of leadership and management skills on the job. Participants are provided with the tools and techniques for success in their positions back home and receive guidance for balancing planning, communication and production responsibilities during a project.

SUPERINTENDENT CAREER TRAINING 

Superintendent Career Training https://superintendent.carpenters.org (SCT) is an 18-month classroom and on-the-job program that prepares participants to be highly skilled construction industry professionals. Using mentors, company-sponsored learning opportunities, and expert instruction by industry-experienced professors of well-known universities, graduates of SCT are equipped to oversee and manage productive work sites that keep projects on time and within budget.

 

The concept of the program is based on integrating the demands and technical aspects of managing a construction job site with personal career objectives. To achieve that goal, each participating company can customize training according to the needs of the sponsored employee. Potential candidates are motivated employees who are in a supervisory position, are forward thinking and good communicators, have good people skills and show the ability to problem solve.

 

Instructors present the coursework based on current topics most in demand and deliver lessons using theory, case studies, and hands-on learning, both in individualized and group settings. Training topics include technical aspects of construction, management strategies and policy issues, computer applications, supervisory roles and responsibilities, planning and productivity, and communication and leadership.

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To participate, a sponsoring signatory contractor selects an employee to enter the program. This person must be a Journeyman member in good standing with the UBC. The trainee must have an OSHA 30 Construction or a Canadian equivalent safety class in TRAIN. The signatory contractor also selects a mentor from the company, someone who can assist the trainee in learning the new position. Trainees attend four programs at the Carpenters International Training Center over an 18-month period, running from Thursday morning through Saturday afternoon. Mentors attend a workshop during Programs 1 and 3, and then host the trainee for several mentoring sessions throughout the training period.

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