What Is The IKORCC?
The Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 37,000 professional tradespersons in 33 locals in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. A proud affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, which has a century-plus tradition of representing the best of the building trades, the council works in partnership with more than 30,000 contractors, helping them find the best possible talent for their projects.
What Are Our Values?
The hallmark of our regional council is three-fold: training, professionalism and partnerships for economic development.
is the key to a successful local construction industry. Well-trained professionals are more cost-effective, deliver the best results and help bring about the safest workplaces. By getting the job done right the first time, they actually save money. Safety is at the core of all training we provide, it pays dividends in improved productivity and lower liability costs. We invest heavily in training and make it a top priority.
Taking pride in every aspect of our members’ work is paramount. We believe pride in one’s work, when combined with the professional security a union provides, breeds loyalty to one’s employer.
When we teach our members to view themselves as partners in a project’s success, everyone succeeds—our members, contractors and developers and the communities in which we all live and work. We pride ourselves on flexibility, offering special contract provisions to contractors to help them remain competitive in their local markets.
What Makes Us The Industry Standard?
- 10 Campuses with over 375,000 square foot of training area
- Over 75,000 Hours of continuing education per year
- 2400 Apprentices currently in our training program
- Every Graduate receives an Associate’s Degree from Ivy Tech, a Journeyman certificate from the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and a completion credential from the U.S. Department of Labor
- Every training center offers the latest in technology for all members
- Over 2000 trained in Infectious Control for construction in the Healthcare Industry
- Our organization is the sixth largest publisher in training material in the United States
- Over $7,000,000 is spent every year on training our future
Beyond The Job site
We not only instruct our apprentices on all of the technical skills required to be effective and efficient on the jobsite, but additionally ask that they help their community as well. Throughout your community are projects that were either in part or completely built by apprentices as part of their training or just to be better stewards of their communities. Our members donate more than one hundred thousand man hours annually to our local communities. All of this is rooted in the belief that there is dignity in hard work and great reward in benevolence.