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Orientation at LTC – 6:00 PM
June 20, 2024

Zoom Orientation
Must Register & Receive Email Invite
9:00 AM
June 20, 2024

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 21, 2024 - July 13, 2024

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of May 20, 2024
Asbestos Worker Refresher WI/MN    May 24    
Week of May 27, 2024
Asbestos Worker Initial    May 28-31    
Week of June 10, 2024
Asbestos Supervisor Initial    Jun 10-14    
Line & Grade I    Jun 10-14    
Mason Tending    Jun 10-14    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Jun 10-14    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety    Jun 10-11    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    Jun 12-14    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher WI/MN    Jun 14    
Week of June 17, 2024
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jun 17-21    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Jun 17-21    
Heavy Highway Skills / MnDOT Flag    Jun 17-21    
Landscaping    Jun 17-21    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid   (Evening)    Jun 17-27    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Jun 20    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program    Jun 20   Online Training
Week of June 24, 2024
Blueprint Reading    Jun 24-28    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Jun 24-28    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Jun 24-28    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher WI/MN    Jun 28   Duluth, MN - 1091 Hall
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Jun 28    
Week of July 08, 2024
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jul 08-12    
Line & Grade I    Jul 08-12    
Mason Tending    Jul 08-12    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Jul 12   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall


LIUNA Training
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GPS Training
GPS Training Offered at the
Laborers Training Center.
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For safety, all Trainees are required to wear work boots, work jeans and shirts with sleeves in order to participate in training.

Training Brochure
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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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Don Shelby Service Award
Laborers Ride for Charity is the proud recipent of the 2013 Don Shelby Service Award!!!
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as a Construction Craft Laborer
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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.


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