We take great pride in the Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program. The Apprentice Program is a mandatory, state-regulated program that has been designed for the benefit of both employees and employers. The courses are designed to make Laborers safer, more productive and give Laborers an opportunity to grow in knowledge and skill level through classroom and on-the-job training.
The knowledge and skills of our certified instructors, obtained through continuing education, are passed on to the apprentices. These skills can then be taken on the job-sites and used to make safer, more productive and valuable employees.
Each apprentice must complete 288 hours of training and 4000 work hours over a three-year period. Apprentices must complete at least 100 hours of training per year.
Our Mission and Vision
The LTC Mission
To provide our affiliated union members and signatory contractors
with products and services that are designed to improve the working skills,
create a safer work environment, and enhance the competitive position
for our union members and signatory employers.
The LTC Vision
- To be regionally recognized as a leader in the development and facilitation of worker training for the Construction Laborers Industry.
- To develop and implement training programs that create career path choices for our apprentice and journey worker members as professionally skilled laborers, which ensures a training schedule that meets our membership needs.
- To continually monitor industry standards to ensure programs are consistent with industry and technology changes, and will make union laborers the best choice for resources, for signatory contractors in a highly competitive marketplace.
- To develop and maintain the highest quality professional and technical training staff through continuing education and employee development programs.
- To maintain a high level learning experience for all students that creates a feeling of value for the members and its signatory employers, and drives members to want to continue to take classes, not because they have to, but because they want to.
Orientation at LTC – 6:00 PM
Zoom Orientation – 9:00 AM
The Laborers Training Center (LTC) provides construction industry vocational training through a full range of classes and apprenticeship programs at its Lino Lakes, Minnesota, facility. The LTC offers continuing education programs for its 9500 participating union members who need to maintain their certifications, develop their skills, and stay abreast of new trends and technologies. The LTC strives to ensure safety and productivity among construction laborers through curricular offerings that cover every aspect of construction laborer training.
The LTC, which began offering continuing education programs in 1989, is operated by the non-profit Construction Laborer’s Training Fund. Since 1999, the LTC’s apprenticeship program has been part of the mandatory, state-regulated requirements for Construction Craft Laborers. Courses at the LTC are available year-round; however, training programs gain momentum during the off season, November through April, when construction projects slow down.
With a manageable enrollment capacity of 150 trainees per week, the LTC provides training in construction skills, environmental issues, and safety procedures. Class size is small enough to ensure that students receive plenty of personalized instruction, and hands-on training in the LTC’s state-of-the art facility.
The LTC offers a full range of skills improvement training and is recognized by the Lead Unit and Asbestos Abatement Unit of the Minnesota Department of Health, the EPA, and OSHA for its intensive high-quality training programs. The LTC seeks to offer a level of training unavailable to the average construction employee from vo-tech or trade schools due to time constraints and curricular requirements.
The LTC is associated with the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), as well as the Associated General Contractors (AGC). A board of trustees provides oversight to the LTC with equal management and local representation.
- 18 years or older
- Highschool diploma or G.E.D
Laborers Training Center Staff
Michael Knowles – Accounting
The Construction Laborers Training Center staff is committed to providing our affiliated union members and signatory contractors with services that are designed to improve working skills, create a safer work environment, and enhance the competitive position for our union members and signatory employers. Our goal is to develop and implement training programs and maintain a high level learning experience for all students that creates a feeling of value for the members and its signatory employers, and drives members to want to continue to take classes, not because they have to, but because they want to. The training center maintains the highest quality professional and technical staff through continuing education and employee development programs. As a result our staff and facility is regionally recognized as a leader in the development and facilitation of worker training for the construction industry.