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Training

At its Lino Lakes, Minnesota facility, the Laborers Training Center (LTC) provides construction industry vocational training through a full range of classes and apprenticeship programs. The LTC offers specialized training and apprenticeships for its 9500 participating union members who need to maintain certifications, develop or improve trades skills, and/or remain updated on new trends and technologies. The LTC strives to ensure a safe and productive labor workforce to LIUNA siginatory contractors through curricular offerings that cover every aspect of construction laborer training.

The Construction Laborers' Training Fund's state-of-the-art training center is a non-profit operation that has provided specialized, hands-on training in the building and construction trades industry since 1989.  The Laborers' Training Center developed its apprenticeship program in 1999, when it was established as 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 classes fill up fast. ith a manageable enrollment capacity of 150 student per week, the Center 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.

Resources From Lino Lakes Facility

Download 2019 Training Schedule

Download 2018 Training Schedule

Download general info for students about the Training Facility 

Construction Laborers' Apprenticeship Program