Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters’ Sisters in the Brotherhood Pre-Apprentice Program to Host Two Free Information Sessions for Binghamton-Area Women

BINGHAMTON, N.Y., Feb. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) will host two information sessions for the Sisters in the Brotherhood (SIB) Pre-Apprentice Program on February 5th. These free sessions will give Binghamton-area women the opportunity to learn more about a career in carpentry.

 The information sessions will occur on Monday, February 5th at two locations:

  • 10 a.m. - Broome-Tioga Workforce New York, 171 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905
  • 4 p.m. - NRCC Binghamton Training Center, 23 Market Street, Binghamton, NY 13905

SIB Pre-Apprentice program is a six-week training course that prepares women to become carpenter apprentices. The 40-hour per week course trains women carpenters in a variety of in-class curriculum and hands-on training in mathematics, occupational safety and hazards, hand/power tool training and job-site culture. After successful completion of the program, women carpenters graduate to the NRCC Apprenticeship program.

This is the SIB pre-apprenticeship program’s first year in Binghamton.

Susan Schultz, NRCC Sisters in the Brotherhood Chair, actively works to recruit women in the Binghamton-area and encourages all Binghamton-area women to attend the information session to learn more about beginning a rewarding career in carpentry.

“The information session is an essential first step in becoming a Union Carpenter,” said Schultz. “It prepares women who are interested in carpentry to understand the expectations and requirements of the Pre-Apprentice Program. Women who have graduated from our Sisters in the Brotherhood program are already on the job site and earning a good salary and health and retirement benefits.”

To find out more about the information session or the SIB Pre-Apprentice Program in Binghamton, please visit:

About the NRCC:

The Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (NRCC) represents nearly 40,000 hardworking men and women in Delaware and New Jersey and portions of Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania. NRCC is one of the largest trade unions on the East Coast. The NRCC equips professional men and women carpenters with the skills, training and quality workmanship that are demanded in today's construction industry. For more information on NRCC, please visit our website: & follow us on social: Facebook:; Twitter: @nrccarpenters; Snapchat: @nrccarpenters or Instagram: @northeastcarpenters

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Phone: 609-402-1730