Douglas J. McCarron, General President of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC), has been named to the Department of Labor’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. The DOL received hundreds of nominations to the Task Force and has selected three individuals to represent labor.

The Carpenters Union apprenticeship program has been a key to men and women building a long-term career in carpentry related trades since we were founded in 1881. Today, the more than half a million men and women of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC) have access to life-long learning and career development thanks to programs offered through the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) and the affiliated training programs in their local areas.

Because apprenticeship can be a pathway to a good career, and enables industry access to continued growth of a skilled workforce, the UBC supports the Department of Labor’s initiative to expand apprenticeship to other industries across the U.S.

General President McCarron looks forward to working with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to ensure the on-going success of existing, bona fide programs while using these tried and true principles to expand apprenticeships to new industries.

For more information, CLICK HERE to read the press release from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta at the ITC

Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta at the ITC