The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters
Apprentice and Training Program
1256 Estes Avenue, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Phone: (847) 640-7373, Fax: (847) 364-8367
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Skill Advancement News

Two free factory classes taught by Assa Abloy open to all members interested in electrified door hardware. The class covers basic electronic knowledge, advanced access control, system wiring techniques, installation and product troubleshooting. Both classes have the same content, including instructional and hands-on exercises. Class dates are January 22 & 23, 2015 from 6:00pm-9:00pm or January 24, 2015 from 7:00am-3:00pm. Please register for this Assa Abloy class by calling Urszula at 847-640-7373. No registration fee required.


10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM

Not sure of what the Building Envelope is? Understanding of the Building Envelope has been added to the Skill Advancement schedule to help the members understand what it is. Check the schedule for the new 16-hour class being offered. This class will lead into more Building Envelope classes that are currently under development.

10/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

The Industrial Scaffold class has now been broken down into 4 seperate classes. For those that don't want to take 48 hours of scaffolding, you can now take each class individually that range from 8 hours to 16 hours in length. There is no need to take them all if you don't want to. If all 4 classes have been taken, you will receive credit for taking the Industrial Scaffolding. Check under the Scaffolding section to see the list of new classes and times.

10/25/2014 12:00:00 AM

Check your Training Verification Card for the expiration date of your Qualification/Certification courses. Six months 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 card.

Be sure to schedule a refresher course prior to the expiration date.


10/24/2014 12:00:00 AM

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 why our foundation is to deliver skilled, productive work.

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.

It’s the UBC’s Edge, and it’s the asset our contractors can bank on

10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM

Please visit to see a video on how you can check your training verification card. Classes highlighted in yellow will be expiring in 6 months or less. Once expired, the class disappears from your card.

10/22/2014 12:00:00 AM

Are you looking for a class that is not on the schedule? Is there a class that you would like to see offered that currently is not? Send an email to with:

Your Name, UBC# and Phone Number

In the subject line, please list the name of the class.

You will be contacted by email when a class will be available online. To ensure that the class will run, register for the class and submit a check for the Reservation Fee after being notified.

A “Course Reservation Fee” in the amount of $25.00 is required for ALL* Skill Advancement Courses in order to “reserve” your place in class.  This procedure has been implemented to give members every opportunity possible to attend those courses requested.

The steps for enrollment are as follows:

·         Register application online

·         Submit a current  (less than 6 months old) $25.00 check or money order (NO CASH) payable to CARPENTER SKILL ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM, as follows:

a.       “Mail” to Carpenter Training Center, 1256 Estes Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL  60007  OR

b.       “In Person” - drop off check(s) in the “Drop Box” at the Elk Grove Village Training Center . 

·         Please submit a Separate Check (no cash) for each course signed up for.

·         Include Course Title/Date on the Memo line of the check

·         Check(s) need to be submitted (7) days prior to the course start date to reserve your spot on the roster. Classes without the minimum number of checks will be cancelled.

Walk-ins or those that fail to submit a check prior to the class must submit a check on the first night of class. Members that fail to submit a check prior to the start of the second class will not be allowed to stay and will not get credit for the class.


Checks will be returned to those members who have attended and completed the class or to those that cancel prior to the start of the class.

Checks will NOT be returned to the applicants who do not attend all classes, as scheduled.

Please Note: Applicants unable to attend a training session, due to unforeseen circumstances, MUST contact this office prior to 3:30 pm the day of the class or 3:30 pm on the Friday before a Saturday class . 


*Exception: Safety and Health - Health & Welfare Pension Seminar Pre-Retirement Planning - No Course Reservation Fee required for this informational seminar

3/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

Members in good standing wanting to register for courses offered in PEWAUKEE, WI should contact that training center directly. Course listings and registration information can be viewed at .

Please have your UBC ID number available.