New 2021 Skill Advancement Courses Online


The Carpenter Skill Advancement Program (CSAP) schedule through December 2021 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 to you [...]

2021 1st Quarter xTRA Prize Winners


The 1st Quarter of 2021 had a record number of members taking our classes. At the end of the quarter (Jan-Mar), 4 names were chosen from the thousands of raffle tickets. The following winners won an 18V Cordless Driver Drill. Congratulations to the following: CJ Andronis              Local 1027 Michael [...]

2020 xTRA Program Winners


Even with Covid-19 slowing us down for a few months, we still managed to train over 6,000 members in our Skill Advancement classes. With 2020 behind us, the Grand Prize winners we chosen from all of the raffle tickets issued to those completing the class that they were in. Walter Freel Local 1 [...]

New Skill Advancement Classes


New Skill Advancement classes have been added to our schedule. Construction Management - Lean Construction is one of the newest classes. This class will explain what Lean Construction is, how the trades working together to will be better for the project, and how the carpenter will be affected by the new scheduling. Construction Technology - [...]

Online OSHA 30-Hour Construction Daytime Class


We will be conducting an Online OSHA 30-Hour Construction class available during the daytime.  This is a virtual training class that you can do from your house and not have to travel. This course runs on December 21, 22, 23 and the following week of December 28 & 29, 2020. Times for this training will [...]

COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification


Eligible UBC members can now use the CITF's Learning Management System to take an online course to be trained in ICRA (Infection Control Risk Assessment) Awareness and/or COVID-19 Preparedness Qualification. UBC members who are trained provide much needed expertise in this crisis to ensure that proper protocol is followed and proper containment measures are being [...]

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 [...]

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