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
June 19, 2017 - October 18, 2017

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of June 19, 2017
Blueprint Reading    Jun 19-23    
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    Jun 19-23    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Jun 19-23    
Excavation Confined Space    Jun 22    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jun 23    
CPR / First Aid    Jun 23    
Week of June 26, 2017
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jun 26-30    
Mason Tending    Jun 26-30    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety    Jun 26-27    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    Jun 28-30    
Week of July 03, 2017
Air Sampling    Jul 05-06    
Week of July 10, 2017
Asbestos Supervisor Initial    Jul 10-14    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Jul 10-14    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person   (Evening)    Jul 10-25    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jul 14   Hudson, WI 54016, 1616 Crest View Dr - BW Hudson House
CPR / First Aid    Jul 14    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jul 15   Superior, WI 54880 - 303 2nd Ave E - Holiday Inn
Week of July 17, 2017
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jul 17-21    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Jul 17-21    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Jul 20    
Week of July 24, 2017
Asbestos Worker Initial    Jul 24-27    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Jul 24-28    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10   (Evening)    Jul 26-Aug 10    
Pro-10    Jul 26-27    
Excavation Confined Space    Jul 27    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Jul 28    
Week of July 31, 2017
Blueprint Reading    Jul 31-Aug 04    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jul 31-Aug 04    
Week of August 07, 2017
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Aug 07-11    
Flagging / MnDot   (Evening)    Aug 09    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Aug 11    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Aug 12   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of August 14, 2017
Blueprint Reading   (Evening)    Aug 14-29    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Aug 14-18    
Mason Tending    Aug 14-18    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Aug 17    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Aug 19   Moorhead, MN 56560 - Days Inn 600 30th Av S
Week of August 21, 2017
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Aug 21-25    
Excavation Confined Space    Aug 24    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Aug 25    
CPR / First Aid    Aug 25    
Week of August 28, 2017
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Aug 28-Sep 01    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Aug 28-Sep 01    
Week of September 04, 2017
Asbestos Worker Initial    Sep 05-08    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Sep 08    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Sep 08    
Week of September 11, 2017
Hazardous Waste Initial    Sep 11-15    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Sep 11-15    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid   (Evening)    Sep 11-26    
CPR / First Aid    Sep 15    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Sep 16   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of September 18, 2017
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Sep 18-22    
Line & Grade    Sep 18-22    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Sep 21    
Week of September 25, 2017
Blueprint Reading    Sep 25-29    
Pipelaying 1    Sep 25-29    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Sep 25-29    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety   (Evening)    Sep 27-Oct 03    
Excavation Confined Space    Sep 28    
Week of October 02, 2017
Line & Grade    Oct 02-06    
Remote Camera Inspection    Oct 02-06    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Oct 02-06    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr   (Evening)    Oct 04-12    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Oct 06   Rochester, MN - 405 Hall
Week of October 09, 2017
Pipelaying 1    Oct 09-13    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Oct 09-13    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Oct 13    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Oct 13    


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about course offerings and training schedule.
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Lino Lakes Asbestos Sup Refresher Fri, Sep 15
Virginia Asbestos Sup Refresher Fri, Sep 15

Lino Lakes Asbestos Sup Refresher Fri, Sep 8

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!!


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