Atlantic Canada Regional Council Joins MTP Program
We are delighted to announce that Carpenter Millwright College (CMC) has joined Autodesk’s MTP program. The CMC is the Canadian training institution that services the Union- Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers (ACRC) in Canada and the Union -United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) for short length trainings. Both the ACRC and the UBC are affiliated with the Carpenters International Training Fund (CITF).
The Atlantic Canada Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers is part of one of North America’s largest building-trades unions, with nearly half a million members in the construction and wood-products industries.
They are leveraging their 130-year history to prepare for tomorrow by training, educating, and representing the next generation of construction professionals and allied workers who are building Atlantic Canada. Their mission is to stand strong for our signatory contractors and help them succeed in today’s marketplace by supplying them with motivated, knowledgeable workers who demonstrate skills, productivity, safety and a strong work ethic every day.
The ACRC Union is divided into five (5 ) regions and the Millwright College has locations in all of these regions.
The history of the Atlantic Canada Regional Council dates back to 1884 when its first Local was formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1885, Local 83 received its charter from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America and since then the UBC has continued to grow in Atlantic Canada.
The ACRC was formed on June 2, 2011 when delegates attending the founding meeting of the Council unanimously passed a resolution to endorse the decision of UBC General President Douglas J. McCarron to establish a new Regional Council to represent the UBC in Atlantic Canada.
The ACRC is the result of the consolidation of the Newfoundland and Labrador Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers; the Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers; the New Brunswick Regional Council of Carpenters, Millwrights and Allied Workers; and Cape Breton Carpenters’ Local 1588
“We must elevate the craft, protect its interests, advance wages, reduce the hours of labor, spread correct economic doctrines and cultivate a spirit of fraternity among the working people regardless of creed, color, nationality or politics. These principles are the foundation of our organization.”
– Peter J. McGuire (Founding Father of the UBC in 1881)
There are many trades covered under the CITF.
General Carpenters are skilled in foundation for concrete, exteriors, roofs, infrastructure, and scaffolding also crafting fine trim and finish work
Interior system Carpenters specialize in assembling complex systems such as acoustical ceilings, computer-access flooring, metal framing, wall partitions, and office furniture.
Floor coverers install a wide variety of flooring materials, including carpet, resilients, wood, laminates, and sport surfaces such as the Professional football stadiums and basketball courts, running tracks.
Lathers build structural frameworks for plaster and other materials, creating such wonders as theme park attractions and ornamental ceilings
millwork & cabinetmakers craft fine woodwork, cabinetry, and décor in commercial, residential, institutional, and retail structures
millwrights install, maintain, diagnose, and repair equipment such as compressors, pumps, conveyors, gas and steam turbines, monorails, and extruders
pile drivers drive steel, concrete, or wood piling into the earth during the early stages of construction.
residential & framing is an all-around carpenter with experience in nearly every aspect of residential construction.
The CMC motto is Well Trained. Work Ready which fits the Autodesk products perfectly for CMC. We welcome them to the MTP program.