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A vision of comprehensive training
and education excellence is realized
It was a proud moment when the Carpenters International Training Center in Las Vegas opened its doors for the first time in 2001. At that time the ITC included 178,000 square feet of training space, a dormitory, dining room and administrative offices—and represented the beginning of a new chapter in the history of our union.
It was a “Major Upgrade,” as Carpenter magazine reported after the grand opening. “As I see it,” wrote General President Doug McCarron in that edition’s editorial, the ITC “is one of the smartest investments we can make.”
From the beginning, the ITC has been the largest and most comprehensive training facility of its kind in the world. And how we have grown, in square-footage and in programs offered.
A sampling of features and major training areas
3rd Year Apprentice: Helping Build Our Industries
UBC Journeymen: Building Leadership for a Strong Future
212 Journeymen: Next Level UBC Leaders
Foreman Training: Building a Solid Foundation
Collaborative Leadership: Building Jobsite Leaders
The numbers are impressive, but 20 years later, UBC members can best tell why the ITC has more than fulfilled its promise. As in-person programs ramped back up this fall, UBC members on campus spoke out about the ITC’s impact.
“I wasn’t aware of the massive scope of the [specialties] that are trained here. This is totally revelatory for me and makes me consider other options for the future.”
–Isaac Pinedale, Local 1503, Portland, Ore.
“I would definitely advise other members to come to the ITC. The center is state-of-the-art and it’s huge. The staff here is great—they share their knowledge, and you will have a great time.
–Abraham Delatorre, Local 68L, Pittsburg, Calif.