The Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute (PNCI) is committed to providing our community with accurate and up-to-date information about our four-year “earn and learn” apprenticeship programs, short pre-apprenticeship classes and community/school outreach programs.

Adult Career Seekers

We’re glad you found us. You have many choices for employment and training, so thank you for investigating an apprenticeship affiliated with the Carpenters Union, formally known as the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (or the UBC for short). Our Outreach team has some information and advice for you in the Adult Career Seekers tab above.

Career Exploration for Youth

Apprenticeship is a great way to get the advanced training you need after high school. While you can’t apply to PNCI until you are 18, now is the perfect time to research your options. Explore all of the tabs above, including the HS Connections section, as you develop your post-secondary plan.

Sign up for our youth mailing list to get occasional newsletters and invitation to Open House events.

Supporting Educators & Job Coaches

PNCI is your regional resource for Career Connections, the high school and pre-apprenticeship curriculum from the Carpenters. This skill-building, project-oriented series of books and online learning management system is affordable and can be customized for construction programs and more traditional woodshop classes. We offer free professional development for Career Connections teachers too.

Our Career Connections partner schools are always a priority when we are making decisions about attending career fairs or hosting field trips. We want Career Connections students to understand that what they are learning in school can lead to a high wage, high skilled, high demand career.

We also prioritize invitations to hands-on career exploration events over making a presentation or handing out brochures at a table.

We hope you’ll find the information you need to help your clients and students access our Union apprenticeships.