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Orientation at LTC – 6:00 PM
August 18, 2022

Zoom Orientation
Must Register & Receive Email Invite
9:00 AM
August 18, 2022

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
August 08, 2022 - October 01, 2022

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of August 08, 2022
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10   (Evening)    Aug 08-18    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Aug 08-12    
Week of August 15, 2022
Blueprint Reading    Aug 15-19    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Aug 15-19    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Aug 15-19    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Aug 18    
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Aug 19    
Week of August 22, 2022
Mason Tending    Aug 22-26    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Aug 22-26    
Excavation Confined Space    Aug 25    
CPR / First Aid    Aug 26    
Week of August 29, 2022
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Aug 29-Sep 02    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Sep 02    
Week of September 12, 2022
Blueprint Reading   (Evening)    Sep 12-22    
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    Sep 12-16    
Line & Grade I    Sep 12-16    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Sep 12-16    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety    Sep 12-13    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    Sep 14-16    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Sep 15    
Week of September 19, 2022
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Sep 19-23    
Week of September 26, 2022
Heavy Highway Skills / MnDOT Flag    Sep 26-30    
Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)    Sep 26-27    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Sep 26-30    
Air Sampling    Sep 28-29    
Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA)    Sep 28-29   Rochester, Eagles Club
Excavation Confined Space    Sep 29    
   Sep 30    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Sep 30   Rochester, Eagles Club
CPR / First Aid    Sep 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.

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.

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

Online Training
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