Build With Northwest Carpenters Union


Northwest Carpenters Union is recruiting for the future of the industry with an emerging professional workforce that is inclusive and diverse.

Why become an apprentice with Northwest Carpenters Union?
As an apprentice of our free program, you will earn a living wage while you learn your new career. Throughout the program, you will work under the guidance of skilled workers, called journeymen. This is on-the-job training, augmented by college accredited courses through the training center. When you journey out of the apprenticeship, you will have a strong foundation for a life-long career in the building industry.

Why join the union?
We believe union membership is the pathway to a more prosperous life—a life where every member:

  • Enjoys the opportunity for boundless career advancement and growth
  • Has the ability to earn equal pay for equal work
  • Takes pride in the dignity and value of his or her work
  • Can be part of something transformative
  • Can take control of his or her future

One trade, many crafts
Carpenters don’t just work with wood. Our trade includes general carpenters (concrete forms to finish work), interior systems carpenters, lathers, millwrights, piledrivers/divers, floor covering experts, insulators, tradeshow workers, scaffold erectors, millworkers, cabinet makers, residential carpenters, and shipwrights.

Already know which apprenticeship you want to join? Apply today:

Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

Northwest Carpenters Institute

Alaska Carpenters Training Trust

Carpenters Apprenticeship and Training

Do you have questions? Fill out the form below to speak with a representative and learn more about our free apprenticeship programs.

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Did You Know?

Apprenticeships help business.

Apprentices are great for business: helps recruit and develop a highly skilled work force; improves productivity and the bottom line; provides opportunities for tax credits and employee tuition benefits in some states; reduces turnover costs and increases employee retention; and creates industry-driven, flexible training solutions for local and national needs. Learn More


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