Expand your professional knowledge through leadership training.
Education & Training
Develop your professional business skills in communication, leadership, management, public speaking & marketing. See below for some of the programs you can participate in through the UBC's Department of Education & Training just by being a member. Speak with your local council representative if you are interested in participating.
3rd Year Apprentice
Helping Build Our Industries — Apprentices learn how professionalism, productivity, skill, and attitude contribute to their success, and to the success of the contractors who employ them. They also gain a greater understanding of the UBC, industries served, and the important role they play for both.
Building Leadership for a Strong Future Journeymen develop leadership, mentoring, coaching, and communication skills, and learn to engage with newer members and lead by example, all while promoting positive work environments and productivity on the job.
Next Level UBC Leaders — This is the next step in expanding the total UBC Professional. Empowering the true foundation of the UBC, 212 Journeymen seeks those that have cultivated their personal leadership style and are ready for the next step in their career path.
Building a Solid Foundation — Participants of this program learn the importance of productivity and develop plans to improve performance on their jobsites. They also learn about the foreman’s leadership role as a planner, communicator, production manager, crew supervisor, and problem solver.
This four-day program reinforces the leadership role that elected council delegates play in their locals, their councils, and in the greater UBC. Participants hone skills as communicators, advocates, mobilizers, coalition builders, and politically active union citizens.
Building Jobsite Leaders — This program focuses on leadership, communication, entrepreneurship, coaching, and collaboration among the parties of a building project, such as the contractor, general contractor, project manager, facility manager and the owner.
Productive job sites don’t happen by accident. Smart, forward-thinking superintendents who know how to manage and motivate people, solve problems, and keep an eye on the bottom line are the secrets to successful projects.