Mission Statement

The Southwest Carpenters Training Fund is committed to maintaining the United Brotherhood of Carpenters' tradition of quality craftsmanship by providing the highest quality training to those interested in a career in the various carpentry fields. This training offers a pathway to career opportunities for the next generation of carpenter, to earn a paycheck that can support a family, access to affordable health care, receive a secure and dignified retirement, and ultimately achieve the American Dream.

We firmly believe that to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing technology in our industry and the globalization of our economy, that our members must have broadly marketable skills and become highly productive to achieve their full financial capabilities.

The Southwest Carpenters Training Fund is committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters union members and to meet the training needs of its participating employers, including training certifications in the skills needed for journeyman to advance in their chosen field, as well as necessary retraining enhancements for new and emerging technologies.

Building a Better Future

The Southwest Carpenters Training Fund is a federally recognized non-profit Taft-Hartley Trust Fund. We believe that a joint labor-management structure provides a stronger working relationship between management and the union and yields better results. The Trust's activities include funding trade related apprenticeship programs and providing facilities and equipment that accelerate learning and reinforce a safe and healthy learning environment. We partner with local education agencies to ensure a professional approach to training. We employ continuous curriculum development to keep abreast of technological advances and encourage the work ethics and values that turn out highly skilled and productive workers. Our vocational programs provide union contractors the skilled manpower they need to succeed in this highly competitive industry.

Contact Us

Southwest Carpenters Training Fund
Hours: Monday - Friday 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. PST
Address: 533 South Fremont Avenue, Suite 401, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (855) 533-JATC (5282)
E-mail: fundoffice@swctf.org