Carpenters Focus on Women in Pre-Apprenticeship Recruitment  

The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters (NASRCC) announced today the Sisters in the Brotherhood will be holding the second of three virtual information sessions for women who are interested in pursuing a career in carpentry. Held on the second Mondays in March, April, and May, these info sessions provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the 4-week pre-apprentice program that will run in July at carpenter’s training centers across New York State.  Registration is open now until April 5 for the April 12 session.

“Our union is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and providing opportunities for all those interested in pursuing a career in the trades. Our pre-apprentice program is a resource for women who may never have considered that working as a carpenter was an accessible career option. We hope that these sessions will inform and motivate a new generation of carpenters that reflect our communities, and we look forward to supporting new members as they begin their career as a union carpenter,” said Nicole Grodner, Carpenters Local 290 Council Representative and New York Chair of the Sisters in the Brotherhood Committee 

The NASRCC’s pre-apprentice program provides an opportunity for women 18 years or older with a high school degree or equivalent to find out if carpentry fits their career path. The program is a trial period and the first step toward a five-year apprenticeship program with the Carpenter’s union, which allows individuals earn while they learn.   

Space is Limited . Registration is open now until April 5 for the April 12 session. For more information or to register for an information session, visit:  

About the North Atlantic States Regional Council

The North Atlantic States Regional Council represents more than 28,000 men and women employed by the leading residential and commercial general contractors and carpentry subcontractors in the region. Work performed by carpenters includes: wood framing; concrete; interior metal framing and drywall; ceilings; window installation; flooring; doors and hardware; finish/trim; mill work and furniture installation; pile driving; marine construction and diving. The union prides itself on offering the most comprehensive apprenticeship and life-long skills upgrade training to members at 18 locations. Curriculum is developed by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters with industry experts and often shared with vocational training programs. For more information visit, and find the NASRCC on social media: FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedInYoutube