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
July 18, 2016 - November 17, 2016

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of July 18, 2016
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jul 18-22    
Pipeline Technology / MnDot Flagging    Jul 18-22    
Pro-10    Jul 18-19    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Jul 21    
Week of July 25, 2016
Line & Grade    Jul 25-29    
OSHA 30    Jul 25-28    
Pipelaying 1    Jul 25-29    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Jul 25-29    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Jul 29    
Week of August 08, 2016
Asbestos Worker Initial    Aug 08-11    
Line & Grade   (Evening)    Aug 08-23    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Aug 08-12    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Aug 12    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Aug 13   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of August 15, 2016
Blueprint Reading    Aug 15-19    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Aug 15-19    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Aug 18    
Flagging / MnDot    Aug 19    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Aug 20   Moorhead, MN 56560 - Days Inn 600 30th Av S
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
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 - Best Western
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    
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
Lead Supervisor Initial    Nov 14-17    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Nov 17    


LIUNA Training
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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
Save the date: October 14, 2016.
The Construction Industry Open House
will be held at the Laborers Training Center.
More information will be available late summer.

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.

Save the date and join us for a day of family fun on Saturday, August 20, 2016

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.


Application process is currently closed.

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