ABOUT THE CARPENTER TRAINING PROGRAM
The NWCCA desires to maintain a regular body of highly trained union carpenters who possess the skills and knowledge necessary to serve projects, maintain the reputation of the profession, and demonstrate the value of their membership.
Providing oversight, program content approval, training participation management, and account withdrawal management, the NWCCA will facilitate the Carpenter Training Program as a member service.
The long-term vision of the program is to provide an industry-leading training program, supported by members and heavily used by carpenters, that maintains the professional reputation of NWCCA member firms.
Historically, NWCCA member firms have not found sufficient value in union-sponsored training for carpenters.
In the 2016 collective bargaining negotiations, employers agreed to the union demand to eliminate the union-sponsored mandatory continuing education requirements. In return, employers received a 40-cent wage package reduction to fund the CTP.
This agreement stipulates that the 40-cent wage package reduction be maintained into perpetuity or until the bargaining parties negotiate otherwise.
This document identifies the policies that will guide the implementation and administration of the CTP:
These answers to frequently asked questions provide general information about the CTP and help further explain some of the CTP policies:
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