What to Know
  • Directions
  • Contact Info:
    Richard Christ, Statewide Coordinator or
    Sandi at (203)284-1362 or toll-free at (877)999-5088.
  • Location: Main Street, Yalesville, Connecticut, 06492
Safety Classes:

In addition to the regular skills-oriented curriculum, we include several safety-specific courses:

• O.S.H.A.- 10 Hour Safety Awareness
• Red Cross C.P.R. & First-Aid
• U.B.C. Scaffold Erector Certification
• Powder Actuated Tool Training
• Laser Training
• Aerial Lift Training
• Fork Lift Training
• Fall Protection

Journeyman Upgrading:

We offer, free of charge to members, a variety of classes for journeyman, which are held evenings and Saturdays and include:
• Concrete Formwork: basic and advanced
• Metal Framing & Drywall: basic and advanced
• Suspended Ceilings
• Solid Surface Installation
• Welding: basic and D.O.T. certification
• O.S.H.A. - 10
• O.S.H.A. – 30
• Millwright 16-Hour Safety
• Scaffold Erectors Training
• Fire Stop Installation
• Fork Lift Operator
• Elevated Lift & Boom Operator
• Red Cross C.P.R. & First-Aid
• Blueprint Reading
• Builders Level & Transit
• Total Station
• U.B.C. Foreman Training
• Floor covering
• U.B.C. 32-Hour Rigging
• Stairs
• Door Hardware
• Insulated Concrete Forms
• Piledriving

Facility Improvements:

The Connecticut Carpenters Training Center is a 25,000 sq. ft. facility centrally located in Yalesville, CT.( Yalesville is a section of Wallingford, CT) In order to handle the increased numbers of trainees and the added number of different classes, improvements to the facility and equipment were required. The improvements include:

• Added 3 additional classrooms
• Remodeled most shop areas
• Added a basic computer room
• Remodeled instructors offices
• Remodeled administrative offices
• Acquired outside storage trailers
• Acquired additional scaffolding and concrete forms
• Acquired additional tools and equipment
• Expanded Floor Covering Training and acquired necessary tools and equipment


The U.B.C. provides training for instructors and trainers in all areas of Carpentry, Safety, and associated fields. Trainers not only receive information on the various skills and technologies involved in the topic but also how to present the material, how to evaluate trainees, how to set up the class and shop projects, etc.

The Trustees have authorized us to send our trainers for any necessary training through the U.B.C. To date, we have had instructors participate in the following courses:

• O.S.H.A. 500 & 502
• Scaffold Erectors
• Builders Level & Transit
• Total Station
• Door & Hardware
• Blueprint Reading
• Rigging
• Solid Surfaces
• Insulated Concrete Forms
• Metal Framing & Drywall
• Piledriving
• A.W.S. Welding

Apprentice Compensation:

An apprentice begins training at a rate of 50% of the journeyman rate of pay (credit may be given for previous experience). Every 1000 hours of combined O.J.T and related classroom training, the apprentice is advanced to the next level according to the following scale:

0 – 1000 Hours 50% 5000 – 6000 75%
1000 – 2000 55% 6000 – 7000 80%
2000 – 3000 60% 7000 – 8000 85%
3000 – 4000 65% 8000 Hours 100%
4000 – 5000 70%

Apprentice Ratio:

Current contract language states that, “Each Employer shall employ a ratio of at least 1 apprentice to 5 journeypersons…” Current State regulations call for a minimum 1 – 1 ratio. Apprentices should always be assigned to work with a qualified journeyman and should never be allowed to work alone or with another apprentice. Apprentices cannot be foremen or stewards.


The future construction workforce promises to have a different look than today’s workforce. Studies show that the future workforce will be made up of more minorities and women. In an effort to meet future demands of employers, we need to reach out to the groups that will make up that workforce. We are involved in many outreach efforts throughout the year, including:

• Permanent Commission on Status of Women
• The Conn. State Trade Schools
• The Conn. Dept. of Corrections
• The Conn. Dept. of Transportation
• The Conn. Dept. of Labor
• Job Corps
• Community based groups such as “Good Jobs”, Regional Workforce Development, Habitat for Humanity, “Youthbuild”

Carpentry Contest:

Each year, the New England Regional Council of Carpenters holds a contest for fourth year apprentices who are about to complete their training. The contest involves a comprehensive written exam and a hands-on project designed to test the skills of the participants. Categories include Carpentry, Interior Systems, Floor Covering, Millwright, Mill-Cabinet and Piledriving. The contest is an opportunity to showcase the skills of the participants and the value of the training programs.

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