of this FREE training and earn a paycheck while you learn their profession.
The Central South Carpenters Regional Council encompasses the great states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Regional Council office is located in New Orleans, LA. Affiliate local unions are located in Baton Rouge, LA; Fort Smith, AR; Little Rock, AR; Russellville, AR; Tulsa, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; Houston, TX; Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; Arlington, TX; and Amarillo, TX.
The training funds for the Regional Council offer a four (4) year; state indentured apprenticeship and training program for individuals interested in pursuing a career path in carpentry. Our training programs begin with the basics — including classroom instruction on proper tool use, and progressing to blueprint reading courses.
Specialized training is also offered for specific areas of the trade, as well as, journeyman upgrade courses to enhance one’s skills and marketability. Superintendent and foreman courses are available for those individuals wanting to expand career opportunities with our partners in the industry.
The Regional Council promotes and encourages a safe workplace; therefore, our highly knowledgeable, experienced instructors teach courses OSHA 10, OSHA 30, CPR/First Aid, Ergonomics, and Fall Protection just to mention a few. Our industry-focused training programs include specific training for individual contractors to fit their project needs, complete with instructor and participant training manuals, as well as DVD and PowerPoint presentations. Other highlights include certification and qualification courses in scaffold erection, rigging, nuclear access, rough terrain forklift, etc.
The Regional Council currently has training facilities located throughout the four (4) state geographical regions. Locations include New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Little Rock, Russellville, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Arlington, and Amarillo.
You Become a Journeyman Carpenter
We keep tabs on our alumni and offer an incredible list of refresher and extended learning courses (called Journeyman Skill Updates) to keep you on top of your game and in demand.
The traits that lured you toward this career are the same characteristics that catch the eye of employers when they need someone to take charge of a project. When you get noticed for a promotion, we offer foreman and superintendent career training to help you move up the ladder.
Here’s another perk: Being a union carpenter means being part of the largest and oldest trade union in the country. It’s an elite group that has your back, because The United Brotherhood of Carpenters protects its own. And if you get involved in your local union’s activities and have a good head on your shoulders, you have the chance to be a leader, travel to the UBC’s Las Vegas training center for special training, and earn the respect of your co-workers and the contractor you work for.
Central South Carpenters have the reputation of doing what it takes to provide the skills, productivity, and “can-do” attitude to get the job done. If you are reliable and willing to learn—you will succeed at this career and fit right into our ranks.
Don’t settle for average. Make the commitment to give that extra effort and become extraordinary. This is your chance to get what you want out of life and carve out a rewarding, respectable career. It’s a no-brainer. Contact us, and get moving toward a great paycheck and solid future: