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 CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of April 27, 2015
Mine Safety & Health AdminMay 01 
Week of May 04, 2015
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10May 04-08 
Mason TendingMay 04-08 
Pipelaying 2May 04-08 
Remote Camera InspectionMay 04-08 High Hill, MO
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First AidMay 04-08 
Plumbing CodeMay 06 
Flagging / MNDOTMay 07 
Asbestos Supervisor RefresherMay 08 
Asbestos Worker RefresherMay 08 
Week of May 11, 2015
Asbestos Supervisor InitialMay 11-15 
Concrete Practices / Insulated FormsMay 11-15 
CPR / First AidMay 11-12 
Hazardous Waste InitialMay 11-15 
Pipelaying 1 May 11-15@Bismarck, ND
Pipeline Technology / MNDOT FlaggingMay 11-15 
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First AidMay 11-15 
Excavation Confined SpaceMay 13-14 
Mine Safety & Health AdminMay 16@Virginia, MN
Week of May 18, 2015
Asbestos Worker InitialMay 18-21 
Flagging / MNDOTMay 18 
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10May 18-22 
Hazardous Waste RefresherMay 18-19 
Plumbing CodeMay 18 
Safety Week / OSHA 30 /CPR First AidMay 18-22 
Scaffold Erecting Competent PersonMay 18-22 
CPR / First AidMay 19 
Asbestos Worker RefresherMay 20-21 
Excavation Confined SpaceMay 20 
Hazardous Waste RefresherMay 21 
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship ProgramMay 21 
Asbestos Worker RefresherMay 22 
Rigging & Signaling Qualified 8-HrMay 22 
Week of May 25, 2015
Air Sampling May 26-27 
Rigging & Signaling Qualified 24-HrMay 26-28 
Asbestos Worker RefresherMay 29 


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