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All Journeymen Carpenters in good standing can take the "Skilled Advancement Classes" available through our Carpenters Apprenticeship Program.


Start Taking Your Carpentry Education Seriously

Start Taking Your Carpentry Education Seriously

Take a skill advancement class in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Look around. Your home, your office, the buildings outside of your window – carpenters were responsible for all of it. And, as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. Your Cedar Rapids, IA neighbors trust you to build safe, long-lasting buildings.

Don’t you want to be the best you can be? Tune up your carpentry skills today at a Carpenters Union Local 308 skill advancement class.

Become great at your job

All journeymen carpenters in good standing can take the skill advancement class through our Carpenters Apprenticeship Program. We offer classes in a variety of skills, including:

  • First aid, CPR & AED 
  • OSHA 30
  • Scaffold 40
  • Acoustical Ceilings
  • Aerial Lift & Fork Truck
  • Construction Fall Protection
  • Construction MasterPro Calculator
  • Doors Hardware
  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Hazard Communication & Chemical Safety
  • ICRA (Best Practices)
  • OSHA 30
  • Scaffold 40 Hour
  • Total Station
  • Solid Surface Installer
  • Rigging & Signaling Class

Classes are free for union members, and dinner is included in the night classes. Whether you need a new skill to qualify for a job or you just want to learn something new, the excellent instructors at Carpenter’s Union Local 308 will make sure you’re at the top of your game professionally. Call 319-363-0279 to learn more.

Our members never stop learning. Our 16 training centers offer year-round schedule of skill upgrades and industry certifications for journey-level workers at all points in their careers.

This training ensures that our members can expand their abilities, specialize their skills, and keep up with the industry’s newest techniques and technologies. It’s all part of the productivity and value we bring to the job.

We take jobsite safety seriously. Our training centers offer more than two dozen types of health and safety training, including First Aid, basic and advanced OSHA training, customized training for Millwrights, confined space work, and specialized needs.

Members who want specific training — or signatory contractors who want specific training or certifications for their crews — Five Rivers Carpenters JATC or 319-363-0279