The Carpenters International Training Center (ITC) is a thriving monument to the Brotherhood’s commitment to skills and productivity, and to building strength as a union and an industry partner.
Above all, the ITC is where we develop and train local trainers who deliver the most current craft-skills instruction to members at more than 200 centers around North America. The ITC supports the creation of new courses that meet contractors’ evolving needs, and it is home to ongoing refinements in core courses such as interior systems; scaffolding; concrete formwork; commercial doors and hardware; gas- and steam-turbine installation and maintenance; and many others.
The center also hosts direct member training in power-generation and other special crafts, as well as industry conferences and an array of development programs that teach our members leadership, productivity, project management, communication, and other skills.
The Carpenters International Training Center is keeping union carpenters and our signatories competitive–whatever the future may bring.
Our 300 Hitters program was developed by the UBC to give our journeymen a broader understanding of our union, the construction industry and our membership’s role in shaping the future in the years ahead. This program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for members to tour our state-of-the-art International Training Center (ITC), meet other carpenters from all over the country, and most importantly, learn valuable skills they need to help build a stronger union.
General President Douglas McCarron set the goal of achieving 70% market share across North America, but what does that actually mean? In literal terms it means that union members and contractors will be performing the work on at least 70% of all current construction projects. It is a substantial goal to say the least, but it can absolutely be achieved by harnessing the potential of each and every member. One of the ways in which we will accomplish this is through the UBC’s Building Leadership for a Strong Future program, or as it’s more affectionately known, The 300 Hitters program.
This program was developed by the UBC’s Department of Education and Training (DET) to give our journeymen a broader understanding of our union, the construction industry, and our role in shaping the future in the years ahead. During the program journeyman learn about the history of the UBC and the labor movement, participate in communications and public speaking workshops, learn valuable coaching and mentoring skills, meet with General President Douglas McCarron and participate in a Q&A with senior leadership from our council and are asked to share their vision for the future of our union.
The program also brings members up to speed on the important role union training and productivity plays in helping union contractors win more work. They learn about the power of good communication to improve efficiency, and need for strong leadership and professionalism on our jobsites. Beyond simply telling members which factors hinder or help on the jobsite, this program gives them real tools to elevate our craft.
One of the values that distinguish us as union members is our belief in education. If we provide our members with the tools, skills and support they need to be successful, our union cannot fail. To strengthen our brotherhood now and in the future, it will be more important than ever to promote strong union values to our brother and sister members while maintaining a high standard of excellence and productivity for our signatory contractors.
For more information contact Shanika Neil at email@example.com, or by phone at 212-366-2224 (ext.105).
Once you have completed the 300 Hitters Program, please fill out the survey on your experience:
Fill out the Survey after attending a 300 Hitters Event
This three-day program is designed to give jobsite supervisors the tools necessary to improve the overall jobsite, taking it from good to great. Today’s leaders need an expanded repertoire of skills and a new mindset to succeed in the increasingly fast-paced, chaotic, and highly competitive industry. This calls for more collaborative-based leadership, and the creation of a partnership culture – one that can harness the knowledge and expertise of all stakeholders. This allows leaders to leverage everyone’s best, and better compete.
The UBC’s goal is 70% market share, and this program will provide the necessary tools to maximize individual productivity to achieve this goal. The collaborative leadership approach recognizes that leadership is greatest in a collective team. By encouraging equal participation across all levels, a collaborative leader allows solutions to develop from the best ideas of the group, and take a team approach to problem solving. On most jobsites, both collaborative leadership and command-and-control leadership will likely be needed to be successful. However, due to the highly competitive nature of the industry, developing leaders with the character and competencies to lead collaboratively will become an increasingly important priority. Encouraging problem solving from all levels allows the uncovering of solutions that may have never seen the light of day, and helps in growing successful businesses that contribute to a sustainable world.
Who is Eligible?
The Collaborative Leadership: Building Jobsite Leaders program is open to all supervisory personnel on the jobsite, including:
To learn more about the UBC Department of Education and Training and its programs, contact Executive Director Randy Eppard, PhD, at 702-938-1111 or at DET_info@carpenters.org.
For more information about the opportunity with the District Council contact Shanika Neil at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 212-366-3336, or by fax at 212-366-3355.
The concept of the Superintendent Career Training (SCT) program is to closely integrate both the technical aspects of construction job site management and the personal/career development needs of the individual trainee. The Carpenters International Training Fund program utilizes a unique combination of classroom instruction, company-sponsored mentoring and on-the-job training to deliver skill training customized to the individual needs of the sponsoring contractor and the Superintendent/General Foreman trainee.
Delivered in four individual programs at the UBC’s International Training Center, the structured, concentrated learning components are integrated with mentor sessions and on-the-job learning throughout the 18-month program.
For more info on superintendent training, you can download the brochure, or check both the UBC Website and the DC Website for info about the program and it’s timeline. You can also contact the UBC at 702-938-1111 ext. 5.
The Carpenters Training Center is partnering with the UBC to bring an Apprenticeship Training Program to our eligible apprentices. As the program is run entirely through the training center, you can get more information by contacting their front desk, 212-727-2224.