Are you looking for a fulfilling career, not just a job? A career in union construction is one of the best ways build a better life for yourself.
We offer a state of the art “earn while you learn” program. That means no school loans to pay back! The Carpenters Union offers a four-year accredited apprenticeship program. Once completed, graduates earn an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Ivy Tech College.
Health and retirement benefits start now, for you and your family. You would be eligible for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; annuity, pension and much more.
Requirements for the program include a high school diploma or GED, drug screening, and a minimum of eighteen years of age. We also offer enhancement classes for journeyman carpenters.
There are nine ways to be accepted in the program. Contact us today to learn more about enrollment!
We give more one hundred thousand man-hours back to the community annually.
We are committed to protecting worker wages so you can provide for your family.
We represent more than 33,000 members in 33 locals throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and parts of West Virginia and Tennessee.
In addition to the monthly meetings at the local union, members gather in membership action committees to meet the needs of the community. From building wheel chair ramps and park shelters to organizing a food drive for a local pantry more than doubling its inventory, we give selflessly.
We're grandfathers, fathers, mothers, uncles, and sisters, raising families and making this world a better place for everyone.
Each of our training centers offer the latest technology for participants, ensuring members are proficient in the most efficient, productive, and safe construction practices.
Carpenters build or renovate everything from homes, schools, churches and hospitals to malls, airports, skyscrapers and highways. To be a professional carpenter is to be part of the of the oldest and most respected trades in the world.
Carpenters are responsible for bringing an architect’s blueprints to life by working with wood, fiberglass, metal, vinyl, plastic and other materials to create the interior and exterior of structures. They know their way around a toolbox, power tools, and machinery.
Millwrights may adjust a machine’s calibration just the width of a human hair and increase that machine’s productivity by 20 percent! They know their way around a toolbox, power tools, and machinery. They also know that working safely is the top priority all day, every day.
They install, maintain, diagnose and repair industrial machines that usually cost millions of dollars. Every industry requires millwrights, such as energy, pharmaceutical, refinery, automotive, nuclear, manufacturing, transportation, postal service, and food processing.
Floor layers are good at estimating materials and understanding pattern layouts. They also know the safe and proper use of many types of tools, adhesives, and fastening systems.
They are responsible for installing all types of flooring materials including carpet, laminates and vinyl, wood, and sports surfaces.
"I would like to thank you for the opportunity on going out to the carpenters training center. The facility was amazing and the amount of time spent to train our members is beyond words. I would recommend this class to Foreman, all the way up to owners. It's a great way to learn how to work with each level of professions in our industry.
“The classes were very challenging and made you think outside the job you normally do. I believe what we as students in the Collaborative Leadership Class learned will help us embrace the changes in the construction industry that are coming like tools, techniques, younger generations."
"This leadership course is hands down the best I've had the pleasure to attend. The content is well thought out and presented in a fun engaging manner. The material presented is such that offers real everyday practical skills that not only produce better leaders in the workplace, but better people in general."
"The three-day program offers the skill building training that I have been looking for to help my superintendents to work collaboratively with management, those in the field and on the jobsite. My goal is to get all my superintendents into the program; in addition to possible two of our company owners."
“We are so appreciative of the support from Local 1005. We had a very successful holiday season, and it could not have been done without their generosity…and in some cases, we were able to give out up to five toys per child. It’s because of generous people like those in Local 1005 that we are able to bring happiness to kids and families on Christmas day.”
"The common construction wage provides good paying jobs in my district of the state. In turn, money spent by workers earning the common construction wage generates sales revenue locally and provides sales tax to the state’s general fund."
"All employees of Solid Platforms are required to obtain the UBC scaffolding certification in addition to specific scaffold qualifications mandated by our industry. Due to the variety and complexity of the facilities we work in, it’s imperative that these individuals are of the highest safety awareness and exceptional competence. The partnership we’ve had the past 25 years with IKORCC has really been the key to our success and pathway into our collective futures. Our professional attitudes and proactive work integrity together has proven to be the successful business choice, even in the toughest economic environments.”