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
June 17, 2019 - October 16, 2019

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of June 17, 2019
Blueprint Reading    Jun 17-21    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jun 17-21    
Pipelaying 1    Jun 17-21    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Jun 17-21    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Jun 20    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jun 21    
Flagging / MnDOT    Jun 21    
Week of June 24, 2019
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jun 24-28    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Jun 24-28    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jun 28   Hudson, WI 54016, 1616 Crest View Dr - BW Hudson House
Week of July 08, 2019
Pipelaying 1    Jul 08-12    
Pipeline Technology / MnDOT Flagging   (Evening)    Jul 08-23    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Jul 08-12    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jul 12   Superior, WI 54880 - 303 2nd Ave E - Holiday Inn
CPR / First Aid    Jul 12    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Jul 12    
Week of July 15, 2019
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jul 15-19    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Jul 15-19    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Jul 18    
Week of July 22, 2019
Asbestos Worker Initial    Jul 22-25    
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    Jul 22-26    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Jul 22-26    
Heavy Highway Skills / MnDOT Flag   (Evening)    Jul 24-Aug 08    
Excavation Confined Space    Jul 25    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Jul 26    
Week of July 29, 2019
Blueprint Reading    Jul 29-Aug 02    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jul 29-Aug 02    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Jul 29-Aug 02    
Week of August 05, 2019
Pipeline Technology / MnDOT Flagging    Aug 05-09    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Aug 09    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Aug 10   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of August 12, 2019
Pipelaying 1    Aug 12-16    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Aug 12-16    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety   (Evening)    Aug 12-15    
Excavation Confined Space    Aug 15    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Aug 15    
CPR / First Aid    Aug 16    
Week of August 19, 2019
Asbestos Worker Initial    Aug 19-22    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Aug 19-23    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Aug 23    
Flagging / MnDOT    Aug 23    
Week of August 26, 2019
Mason Tending    Aug 26-30    
Week of September 02, 2019
Air Sampling    Sep 03-04    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Sep 06    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Sep 06    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Sep 06    
Week of September 09, 2019
Blueprint Reading   (Evening)    Sep 09-24    
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    Sep 09-13    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Sep 09-13    
Line & Grade    Sep 09-13    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Sep 14   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of September 16, 2019
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Sep 16-20    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Sep 16-20    
Excavation Confined Space    Sep 19    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Sep 19    
CPR / First Aid    Sep 20    
Week of September 23, 2019
Asbestos Supervisor Initial    Sep 23-27    
Pipelaying 1    Sep 23-27    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid   (Evening)    Sep 25-Oct 10    
Week of September 30, 2019
Blueprint Reading    Sep 30-Oct 04    
Heavy Highway Skills / MnDOT Flag    Sep 30-Oct 04    
   Oct 04    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Oct 04   Rochester, MN - 405 Hall
Week of October 07, 2019
Excavation Confined Space   (Evening)    Oct 07-08    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Oct 07-11    
Mason Tending    Oct 07-11    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Oct 07-11    
CPR / First Aid   (Evening)    Oct 09-10    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Oct 11    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Oct 11   Hudson, WI 54016, 1616 Crest View Dr - BW Hudson House
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Oct 12   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall


LIUNA Training
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GPS Training
GPS Training Offered at the
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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.

2019 Training Brochure
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about course offerings and training schedule.
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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.

Classes start promptly at 7:00 AM.
End times vary based upon the class.


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