Training Center

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.

Weekly Schedule of Training Classes
August 22, 2016 - December 21, 2016

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of August 22, 2016
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Aug 22-26    
Plumbing Code   (Evening)    Aug 24    
Excavation Confined Space    Aug 25    
Flagging / MnDot   (Evening)    Aug 25    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Aug 26    
CPR / First Aid    Aug 26    
Week of September 05, 2016
Asbestos Worker Initial    Sep 06-09    
Week of September 12, 2016
Blueprint Reading    Sep 12-16    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Sep 12-16    
Pipelaying 1   (Evening)    Sep 12-27    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Sep 15    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Sep 16    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Sep 16   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Sep 17   Grand Rapids, Minnesota-Casper Construction
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Sep 17   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of September 19, 2016
Hazardous Waste Initial    Sep 19-23    
Mason Tending    Sep 19-23    
Week of September 26, 2016
Pipeline Technology / MnDot Flagging    Sep 26-30    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Sep 26-30    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid   (Evening)    Sep 28-Oct 13    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Sep 30    
Week of October 03, 2016
Foreman Preparedness    Oct 03-07    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Oct 03-07    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Oct 07   Rochester, MN - 405 Hall
Week of October 10, 2016
Excavation Confined Space   (Evening)    Oct 10-11    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Oct 10-14    
Line & Grade    Oct 10-14    
Mason Tending    Oct 10-14    
Pipeline Technology / MnDot Flagging    Oct 10-14   Bismarck, ND - 563ND Hall
CPR / First Aid   (Evening)    Oct 12-13    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Oct 14   Hudson, WI 54016, 1616 Crest View Dr - Best Western
Flagging / MnDot    Oct 14    
Week of October 17, 2016
Asbestos Worker Initial    Oct 17-20    
Blueprint Reading    Oct 17-21    
Mine Safety & Health Admin   (Evening)    Oct 17-18    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Oct 17-21    
Hazardous Waste Refresher   (Evening)    Oct 19-20    
Excavation Confined Space    Oct 20    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Oct 20    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Oct 21    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Oct 21    
CPR / First Aid    Oct 21    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Oct 22   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of October 24, 2016
Air Sampling   (Evening)    Oct 24-27    
Asbestos Supervisor Initial    Oct 24-28    
Pipelaying 1    Oct 24-28    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety    Oct 24-25    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    Oct 26-28    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Oct 28   Hudson, WI 54016, 1616 Crest View Dr - BW Hudson House
Week of October 31, 2016
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Nov 04   Hudson, WI 54016, 1616 Crest View Dr - Best Western
Week of November 07, 2016
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Nov 07-11    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10   (Evening)    Nov 07-22    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Nov 07-11    
Highway Heavy Skills / Flagging / SWPP    Nov 07-11    
Plaster Tending    Nov 07-11    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Nov 07-11    
Excavation Confined Space    Nov 10    
CPR / First Aid    Nov 11    
Flagging / MnDot    Nov 11    
Lead Supervisor Refresher    Nov 11    
Week of November 14, 2016
Blueprint Reading    Nov 14-18    
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    Nov 14-18    
Lead Supervisor Initial    Nov 14-17    
Line & Grade    Nov 14-18    
Welding / Torch Cutting Air Arc    Nov 14-Dec 20    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Nov 17    
Lead Worker Refresher    Nov 18    
Week of November 21, 2016
Air Sampling    Nov 21-22    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Nov 21    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Nov 21   Bismarck, ND - 563ND Hall
Lead Worker Initial    Nov 21-23    
Flagging / MnDot   (Evening)    Nov 22    
Pro-10    Nov 22    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Nov 23    
Week of November 28, 2016
Asbestos Worker Initial    Nov 28-Dec 01    
Blueprint Reading   (Evening)    Nov 28-Dec 13    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Nov 28-Dec 02    
Global Positioning System    Nov 28-Dec 02   Duluth, MN - 1091 Hall
Pipelaying 1    Nov 28-Dec 02    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    Nov 28-30    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Nov 28-Dec 02    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety    Dec 01-02    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Dec 02    
Week of December 05, 2016
Asbestos Supervisor Initial    Dec 05-09    
Foreman Preparedness    Dec 05-09    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Dec 05-09    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Dec 05-09    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Dec 05-09    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Dec 06   Mankato, MN - 563M
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Dec 09   Hudson, WI 54016, 1616 Crest View Dr - Best Western
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Dec 10   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of December 12, 2016
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    Dec 12-16    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Dec 12-16    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Dec 12    
Pipeline Technology / MnDot Flagging    Dec 12-16    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / Msha 24 / CPRFA    Dec 12-16   Duluth, MN - 1091 Hall
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Dec 12-16    
Excavation Confined Space    Dec 13    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 8 Hr    Dec 14    
Excavation Confined Space    Dec 15   Duluth, MN - 1091 Hall
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Dec 15    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Dec 15   Duluth, MN - 1091 Hall
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Dec 15    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Dec 16    
CPR / First Aid    Dec 16   Duluth, MN - 1091 Hall
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Dec 17    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Dec 17   Duluth, MN - 1091 Hall
Week of December 19, 2016
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    Dec 19-21    


LIUNA Training
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The Laborers Training Center Is
currently accepting applications
for available Spanish Speaking Instructor position.
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Accepting applications through August 31, 2016.
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2016 Training Brochure
View our 2016 training brochure to learn
about course offerings and training schedule.
For more detailed information, click the "Class Schedules" link on the left to browse our courses.
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2016 Fall Construction Industry Open House
Contractors Mark Your Calendars
October 14, 2016.
The Construction Industry Open House
will be held at the Laborers Training Center.
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Don Shelby Service Award
Laborers Ride for Charity is the proud recipent of the 2013 Don Shelby Service Award!!!
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Dress Appropriately for Training
Wear work jeans, shirt with sleeves & work boots. No shorts, sweat pants, tennis shoes or sandals. Dress for in & outdoor activities. Hard hat & safety glasses are provided. For safety trainees are not permitted to train if not dressed appropriately.

Evening classes are held from 5pm to 9pm Monday through Thursday evenings. Call our Registration Office to sign up.

Classes start promptly at 7:00 AM.
End times vary based upon the class.

Journeyworkers who attend training classes at the Laborers Training Center can register to win Cub Foods Gift Cards. Drawings are held every Friday! There are 2 gift card winners every week!!

Save the Date!
The Labor Health and Benefit Fair
will be held on April 8, 2017
at US Bank Stadium from 8am-2pm.
Get the latest updates at HealthandBenefitFair.Org.

Our Construction Industry Open House is scheduled for Friday October 14, 2016 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. All contractors are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!

New Member Orientation Schedule
Orientation training sessions are scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of every month. New apprentices and members are encouraged to attend. Spouses are welcome to attend as well.

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