Every day, thousands of women play a critical role in making the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America the best union in North America. Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) supports female members by providing assistance in obtaining craft training and leadership skills; by being advocates on women issues; and by mentoring new members and even potential members.

Mission Statement

The goal of Sisters in the Brotherhood is to create a network of active members that provides avenues for women to eliminate barriers to their success and to promote an increase in the number and diversity of women in the UBC. We advocate for member involvement to strengthen the union and for the unity and retention of all members.

United Brotherhood of Carpenters Sisters in the Brotherhood  (Main Page)

North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Sisters in the Brotherhood (Main Page)

Pre-Apprentice Program

The North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, the North Atlantic States Training Fund and the Sisters in the Brotherhood will be holding a series of virtual information sessions for women who are interested in pursuing a career in carpentry.

The Pre-Apprentice Program, which can lead to a five-year apprenticeship program with the Carpenters Union allowing you to earn while you learn. The Sisters are particularly supportive of women and minorities who never thought about carpentry as a career.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • High school graduate or equivalent recognized by local school authorities (Please bring a copy of your high school transcript, GED and/or college transcripts with you.)
  • Physically able to perform work (stand, lift, bend)
  • Reliable transportation to and from jobsites and school
  • Willing to submit to, and pass, a drug test upon acceptance
  • If applicant is a veteran, a copy of the DD-214 is required

If you are interested in the program and meet the qualifications, check out our information sessions to learn more.