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.
Schedule of Training Classes for the Month of May
|Training Course||Date||Off-site Location|
|Week of April 27, 2015|
|Mine Safety & Health Admin||May 01|| |
|Week of May 04, 2015|
|General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10||May 04-08|| |
|Mason Tending||May 04-08|| |
|Pipelaying 2||May 04-08|| |
|Remote Camera Inspection||May 04-08|| High Hill, MO|
|Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid||May 04-08|| |
|Plumbing Code||May 06|| |
|Flagging / MNDOT||May 07|| |
|Asbestos Supervisor Refresher||May 08|| |
|Asbestos Worker Refresher||May 08|| |
|Week of May 11, 2015|
|Asbestos Supervisor Initial||May 11-15|| |
|Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms||May 11-15|| |
|CPR / First Aid||May 11-12|| |
|Hazardous Waste Initial||May 11-15|| |
|Pipelaying 1|| May 11-15||@Bismarck, ND|
|Pipeline Technology / MNDOT Flagging||May 11-15|| |
|Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid||May 11-15|| |
|Excavation Confined Space||May 13-14|| |
|Mine Safety & Health Admin||May 16||@Virginia, MN|
|Week of May 18, 2015|
|Asbestos Worker Initial||May 18-21|| |
|Flagging / MNDOT||May 18|| |
|General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10||May 18-22|| |
|Hazardous Waste Refresher||May 18-19|| |
|Plumbing Code||May 18|| |
|Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid||May 18-22|| |
|Scaffold Erecting Competent Person||May 18-22|| |
|CPR / First Aid||May 19|| |
|Asbestos Worker Refresher||May 20-21|| |
|Excavation Confined Space||May 20|| |
|Hazardous Waste Refresher||May 21|| |
|Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program||May 21|| |
|Asbestos Worker Refresher||May 22|| |
|Rigging & Signaling Qualified – 8-Hr||May 22|| |
|Week of May 25, 2015|
|Air Sampling|| May 26-27|| |
|Rigging & Signaling Qualified – 24-Hr||May 26-28|| |
|Asbestos Worker Refresher||May 29|| |
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