Positive Job Site

Improving Our Job Sites through Training Opportunities

Construction is tough, physical work. Our industry-leading skills training keeps us ready to tackle every job safely and confidently, and produce the quality work that sets Northwest Carpenters Union apart.

But it takes more than job skills to keep a project humming. We all can play a role in creating a positive culture on the job. The Northwest Carpenters Institute (NWCI) has developed a new training program to help in that effort.

Positive Jobsite Culture Training heavily focuses on the practical areas of creating and maintaining a positive job site culture by addressing chronic harassment—how you can help and the role you play. The program includes specific segments for apprentices, journeymen, and others, with tips from experts. The two-hour online course is available through NWCI’s website, but can be made available for in-person instruction as COVID-19 permits.

Have you encountered or witnessed harassment or discrimination on the job site?

Find tips to empower yourself on the job site HERE.

When asked about the goal of the training, NWCI trainer Steve Anderson said, “The key to mastering positive job site culture is to adopt a set of core beliefs and automatic responses, so eventually healthy, functional engagement is the norm, with little or no conscious effort. [The goal] is to shift thinking and show how it can be automatic.”

Participants will learn about:


Navigating thinking and changing behavior


Keeping a balanced perspective


Assessing situations and how to think quickly to defuse conflicts


Useful and constructive engagement, including helpful questions to ask


Understanding job site hierarchy, chain of command, and leveling the playing field

Benefits of Positive Job Site Culture

Improves work production with better morale and communication


Increases safety, awareness, and accountability


Reduces stress and reaction to impulses or conflict


Better quality of on-the-job training for apprentices


Strong negotiating positions for journeymen as job site leaders


A competitive advantage for signatory contractors by improving productivity

Positive job site culture training is aimed at improving safety and health, and strengthening members and the union. SIGN UP for the positive job site culture training at NWCI today.


Did You Know?

UBC started on job sites across the country.

Our founding president, Peter J. McGuire worked tirelessly on the job sites across the country with his fellow Carpenters to organize the union. In 1881, he organized a Chicago convention to form a union. Representatives from 11 cities joined him and they produced a constitution and structure. Learn More

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