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Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute


Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute (PNCI) is the premier educational institution in Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Idaho for Carpenters and the affiliated trades. PNCI is sponsored by Willamette Carpenter Training Center, Inc. a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. PNCI provides apprenticeship and journeyman skill advancement training for many construction trades including:

  • Carpenters
  • Millwrights
  • Pile Drivers
  • Interior/Exterior Specialists
  • Scaffold Erectors
  • Drywall Finisher (Taper)
  • Trade Show exhibition workers

Current Events
Time Region Event Room
7:00 AM
3:30 PM
Portland Tube & Clamp Scaffold (Medina)
5:00 PM
9:00 PM
Portland Pre-Employment Safety Awareness 2 (Mitchell) Willamette 2
Mission Statement PNCI
At PNCI we strive for excellence in the education and leadership development of our professional carpenter workforce. We are committed to creating a positive jobsite culture and safe work environment by collaborating with our partners in the community and industry.
Certification and Qualification
Certification and Qualification courses are available for CPR, OSHA, Welding, Scaffolding, Trade Show, WABO, Westinghouse, Forklift, Hazardous Waste, Welding, Aerial Lift and many more. If you are looking for a new career in construction see our career area. Moving to this area and already part of the construction trades, contact the administrative offices
Core Values
  • We will model excellent leadership and strive to add value as we make positive connections with our members and contractors.
  • We are committed to collaborating with our industry partners to stay ahead of the ever-changing construction industry.
  • We will use best practices in teaching and technology to create an engaging and effective classroom experience.
  • We will inspire a workforce committed to lifelong learning.
  • We will model and promote equity and diversity.
  • We will continuously develop programs to promote, recruit and retain a professional workforce that reflects our community.