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
May 23, 2016 - September 22, 2016

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of May 23, 2016
Foreman Preparedness    May 23-27    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    May 23-27    
Hazardous Waste Refresher   (Evening)    May 23-24    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    May 23-27    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    May 23-27    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety    May 23-24    
Asbestos Worker Refresher   (Evening)    May 25-26    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    May 25-27    
Week of May 30, 2016
Air Sampling    May 31-Jun 01    
Week of June 06, 2016
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Jun 10    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Jun 10   St. Cloud, MN - 563SC Hall
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Jun 11   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of June 13, 2016
Asbestos Worker Initial    Jun 13-16    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jun 13-17    
Line & Grade   (Evening)    Jun 13-28    
Pipelaying 1    Jun 13-17    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Jun 16    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jun 17   St. Cloud, MN - 563SC Hall
Flagging / MnDot    Jun 17    
Week of June 20, 2016
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First Aid    Jun 20-24    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Jun 20-24    
Excavation Confined Space    Jun 23    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jun 24    
CPR / First Aid    Jun 24    
Week of June 27, 2016
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jun 27-Jul 01    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety    Jun 27-28    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    Jun 29-Jul 01    
Week of July 11, 2016
Blueprint Reading    Jul 11-15    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Jul 11-15    
Mason Tending   (Evening)    Jul 11-26    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jul 15   Hudson, WI 54016, 1616 Crest View Dr - Best Western
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jul 16   Superior, WI 54880 - 303 2nd Ave E - Holiday Inn
Week of July 18, 2016
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jul 18-22    
Pipeline Technology / MnDot Flagging    Jul 18-22    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Jul 21    
Week of July 25, 2016
Line & Grade    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    
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


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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A select number of evening training classes, including refreshers are available at the Laborers Training Center. 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!!

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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