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Orientation at LTC – 6:00 PM

Zoom Orientation – 9:00 AM

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 11, 2021 - June 30, 2021

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of May 10, 2021
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    May 12-14    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    May 14    
Week of May 17, 2021
Asbestos Worker Initial    May 17-20    
Blueprint Reading    May 17-21    
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    May 17-21   Bismarck, ND Local 563 ND, 2210 East Broadway Ave
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    May 17-21    
Line & Grade    May 17-21    
Pipelaying 1    May 17-21    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    May 17-21    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program    May 20   Online Training
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    May 20    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    May 20   Bismarck, ND Local 563 ND, 2210 East Broadway Ave
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    May 21   Superior, WI 54880, 300 Marina Dr, Barkers Island
Asbestos Worker Refresher    May 21   St. Cloud, MN - 563SC Hall
Week of May 24, 2021
Asbestos Supervisor Initial    May 24-28    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    May 24-28    
Hazardous Waste Initial    May 24-28    
Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)    May 24-25    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    May 24-28    
CPR / First Aid    May 26    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    May 27    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    May 28    
Excavation Confined Space    May 28    
Week of May 31, 2021
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jun 04   St. Cloud, MN - 563SC Hall
Week of June 07, 2021
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Jun 12   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of June 14, 2021
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Jun 14-18    
Hazardous Waste Initial   (Evening)    Jun 14-24    
Line & Grade    Jun 14-18    
Pipelaying 1    Jun 14-18    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Jun 14-18    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Jun 17    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Jun 18   Superior, WI 54880, 300 Marina Dr, Barkers Island
Week of June 21, 2021
Blueprint Reading    Jun 21-25    
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    Jun 21-25    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Jun 21-25    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Jun 21-25    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Jun 25   Hudson, WI 54016, 1616 Crest View Dr - BW Hudson House
Week of June 28, 2021
Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)    Jun 28-29    
CPR / First Aid    Jun 30    


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.

2021 Training Brochure
View our 2021 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.
Click this link for a printable schedule

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.

Anyone entering the LTC
must wear a mask at all times!

Registration Requirement
You must call LTC to register or cancel a class.

Online Training
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