Your future starts with

Career Connections

The Career Connections Program is a four-year program designed to help students develop knowledge, skill, and experience in carpentry. Designed for high school students, community-based programs, and pre-apprenticeship program, Career Connections graduates get a jump-start into a career within the construction trades and an opportunity for possible advanced placement in a UBC pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship programs.

What does the Career Connections program do for me?

Viable alternative to college that can provide a pathway to a career that features great pay, benefits, advancement opportunities, and life-long learning.

Life skills training through One Trade, Many Careers that provides the skills necessary for success regardless of career choice.

Possible advanced placement into the UBC Department of Labor registered apprenticeship program.

A Blended-Learning Approach

A Blended-Learning Approach The Career Connections Programs can help schools, community-based programs, and pre-apprenticeship program employ a blended-learning approach using the Career Connections Learning Management System (LMS), textbooks, and hands-on shop time.

The Career Connections LMS provides teachers and students access to the entire Career Connections Program and allows teachers to custom build their courses to meet the needs of their students. The wide variety teacher’s resources provide everything needed to develop, deliver, track, and grade students. Robust reporting and tracking are provided for teachers and administrators.

Program Benefits

Fully customizable curriculum to meet the needs of any program.

Instructor has access to over 1,600 question objective test bank.

Additional teacher resources including lesson plans, grading rubrics, project evaluations, and project drawings.

In addition, the Career Connections LMS provides these additional benefits:

Online assessments

Electronic tracking of skills acquired by the students

Ability to award badges and skill level certificates

Expansive curriculum covering all facets of construction

Both Student Manuals And Teacher Annotated Editions Available For All Titles

Career Connections By The Numbers

Over 1800 Middle Schools, High Schools, And Community Programs

72 Job Corps Programs

124 Outreach Specialists Throughout North America

FOR STUDENTS

Learning That Is Hands-On, Skills Based, And Leads To Great Career Opportunities.

FOR PARENTS

Learning To Put Your Student On A Path To A Rewarding Career With Great Pay And Benefits, Advancement Opportunities, And Life-Long Learning Opportunities.

FOR EDUCATORS

Resources to enable the implementation and use of the Career Connections program that is designed to help students be successful.

FOR STUDENTS

Learning That Is Hands-On, Skills Based, And Leads To Great Career Opportunities.

FOR PARENTS

Learning To Put Your Student On A Path To A Rewarding Career With Great Pay And Benefits, Advancement Opportunities, And Life-Long Learning Opportunities.

FOR EDUCATORS

Guide Your Students To Academic Success With The Career Connections Program.

About CITF and UBC

The Career Connections program is developed and certified by the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC).

The mission of the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF) is to provide state-of-the-art training for members of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (UBC). The UBC education and training advances leadership, skill, quality, productivity, safety, and attitude with the goal of creating a constructive culture within the construction industry and providing a competitive workforce for contractors and workers.

Our training programs

may span the gamut

From simple tool use and material handling to extremely technical turbine calibration, but one lesson is constant: Whatever you do, whenever you do it, be the best, be safe, and be productive. 

Contact an Outreach Specialist for more information