To meet the challenges of the rapidly changing technology in our industry and the globalization of our economy, we make sure our members have broadly marketable skills and become highly productive to achieve their full financial capabilities.
On behalf of our entire staff, welcome to the Southwest Mountain States Carpenters Training Fund website! Whether you’re a current apprentice, journey worker, employer or community partner—or you’re interested in becoming a member—we invite you to explore the many exciting learning opportunities we offer.
Established in 1958, the Southwest Mountain States Carpenters Training Fund is committed to providing the highest level of training and lifelong learning opportunities for United Brotherhood of Carpenters union members. We also pride ourselves in meeting the training needs of the union’s participating employers.
In my role as the Training Fund’s Executive Director, I have the opportunity to lead a dynamic organization at a time of great potential for modernization and growth. We firmly believe that, to meet the challenges of rapidly changing technology in the construction industry and the globalization of our economy, our members must become highly knowledgeable in a broad range of skills.
To that end, we employ continuous curriculum development to provide the training certifications needed for journey workers to advance in their chosen fields, as well as necessary training enhancements for new and emerging technologies. We also partner with local education agencies to ensure a highly professional approach to training. And our instructors encourage the development of the work ethics and values that create highly skilled and productive workers.
Thank you for visiting our website. We’ll see you in class!
Louis A. Ontiveros