"A strong, informed, educated core of leaders and members for the future.”
The Department of Education & Training (DET) was established in 2001 to support employees and members of the UBC as they develop not "hard skills" for the trade, but “soft skills” for creating a better union—enhanced abilities in communication, management, leadership, public speaking, marketing, and more.
By developing and sustaining an integrated, union-wide learning system, the DET supports the UBC by aligning education, training, and development efforts with the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of the Brotherhood. That learning system includes specific training tools and programs designed to improve both individual and organizational performance at every level.
The DET also provides technical assistance and internal consulting on education, training, and organizational development matters throughout the UBC.
“The UBC constantly strives to find new and better ways to serve our members and contractors. By creating and supporting a Department of Education & Training, we are building a tradition that parallels our high-quality craft training,” said DET Director Randy Eppard, PhD. “We are building a strong, informed, educated core of leaders and members for the future.”
To learn more about the UBC Department of Education and Training and the programs described below, contact Director Randy Eppard, PhD, at 702-938-1111 or at DET_info@carpenters.org.