Carpenters Track

Easily Transition from the Military to a Career as a Carpenter

UBC Military Veterans Program Curriculum

Free Carpenter Training for Veterans

Carpenters Track

UBC MVP Free carpenter training for veterans leads to direct entry and 1-year of credit into our Carpenter Apprenticeship program. No experience is necessary. 

UBC Military Veterans Program Carpenters Training

The UBC MVP free 8-week training program is specifically designed for veterans transitioning or recently discharged from the military. Choose a career path as a Carpenter and then complete the free 8-week program. In addition, you’ll earn while you learn. No experience is needed although your MOS may have already prepared you for this innovative, hands-on training.

UBC MVP Carpenters Training Track

You’ll build skills that include drywall, steel stud, acoustical ceiling, flooring, finish work, as well as interior systems. In addition, you’ll learn the foundation of the carpenters trade and industries that employ carpenters.

  • Metal Framing, Drywall Applications, Acoustical Ceiling
  • Fundamentals of Crane Rigging
  • Powered Industrial Truck Operator (forklift) Rough Terrain
  • Print Reading
  • OSHA 10-Hour
  • First Aid CPR/AED
  • UBC History & Heritage

Carpenter Training for Veterans Leads to Jobs in Major Industries

The training you receive in the MVP 8-week program and apprenticeship gives you access to the UBC’s network of contractors and employers who hire skilled tradespeople. As a carpenter, you’ll work with a variety of materials in almost every kind of structure in major industries including, but not limited to:

  • Heavy & Highway
  • Residential Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Interior Systems
  • Industrial Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Healthcare
  • Trade Show Install/Dismantle/Decorate

Military Veterans Carpenter Training Program Eligibility

  • Within 180 Days from Separation/Discharge
  • Fit for Duty [physically & mentally]
  • Construction or Mechanical MOS or Related Experience is Helpful, But Not Required
  • Security Clearance [helpful, but not required]
  • Pass Basic Mechanical Aptitude Exam
  • Basic Math, Reading, & Communication Skills
  • Good Attitude
  • Successfully Complete Pre-Screen Interview
  • Written Consent from CO [required

Sign Up for the Next Veterans Millwright & Carpenter Job Training Sessions

First, check out the cohort training sessions currently planned at Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; and Fort Drum, New York. Second, click Apply Today and complete the form; however, if you have questions, feel free to contact our MVP or your CSP on base.

Jobs for Carpenters

General carpenters provide the crucial foundation for concrete, exteriors, roofs, infrastructure, and scaffolding while also crafting fine trim and finish work. Carpenters work with a variety of materials in every kind of structure and are responsible for bringing blueprints to life.

UBC carpenters are skilled in laying out, measuring, cutting, erecting, and joining materials together. They are highly trained to work quickly, accurately, and safely, while delivering the quality of work contractors and their customers have come to expect.

Learn More About the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Network of Contractors

The UBC Military Veterans Program is part of the UBC Millwrights and United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC). To learn more about the UBC and network of contractors who employ veterans visit


Throughout the carpenters training and apprenticeship program, you’ll earn while you learn. Good Wages – Health Insurance – Retirement Benefits – Skill Upgrades – Career Advancement. Contact your CSP at participating bases.
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