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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
August 25, 2023 - November 11, 2023

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of August 21, 2023
CPR / First Aid    Aug 25    
Week of August 28, 2023
Excavation Confined Space   (Evening)    Aug 28-29    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Aug 28-Sep 01    
Mason Tending    Aug 28-Sep 01    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Sep 01    
Week of September 11, 2023
Asbestos Supervisor Initial    Sep 11-15    
Blueprint Reading   (Evening)    Sep 11-21    
Line & Grade I    Sep 11-15    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Sep 11-15    
Excavation Confined Space    Sep 14    
CPR / First Aid    Sep 15    
Week of September 18, 2023
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Sep 18-22    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Sep 18-22    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Sep 21    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program    Sep 21   Online Training
Week of September 25, 2023
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Sep 25-29    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Sep 25-29    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety   (Evening)    Sep 25-27    
Asbestos Inspector Ref    Sep 29    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Sep 29   Rochester, Eagles Club
Week of October 02, 2023
Asbestos Worker Initial    Oct 02-05    
Blueprint Reading    Oct 02-06    
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    Oct 02-06    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr   (Evening)    Oct 02-05    
Asbestos Worker Refresher WI/MN    Oct 06    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Oct 07   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of October 09, 2023
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Oct 09-13    
Heavy Highway Skills / MnDOT Flag   (Evening)    Oct 09-19    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety    Oct 09-10    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher WI/MN    Oct 13    
Week of October 16, 2023
CPR / First Aid    Oct 16    
Line & Grade I    Oct 16-20    
Pipeline Technology / MnDOT Flagging    Oct 16-20    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Oct 16-20    
Excavation Confined Space    Oct 17    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Oct 18    
Fall Protection    Oct 19    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Oct 19    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program    Oct 19   Online Training
Aerial Lift Training    Oct 20    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher WI/MN    Oct 20    
Week of October 23, 2023
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Oct 23-27    
Line & Grade II    Oct 23-27    
Mason Tending    Oct 23-27    
Remote Camera Inspection    Oct 23-26    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher WI/MN    Oct 27    
Week of October 30, 2023
Lead Supervisor Initial    Oct 30-Nov 02    
Pipelaying 2    Oct 30-Nov 03    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Oct 30-Nov 03    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Oct 30-Nov 03    
Lead Supervisor Refresher    Nov 03    
Week of November 06, 2023
Blueprint Reading    Nov 06-10    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Nov 06-10    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Nov 06-10   Duluth, MN - 1091 Hall
Heavy Highway Skills / MnDOT Flag    Nov 06-10   Mankato, MN 310 S McKinzie St Mankato Labor Temple
Lead Worker Initial    Nov 06-08    
Line & Grade I    Nov 06-10    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Nov 09   Mankato, MN 310 S McKinzie St Mankato Labor Temple
Lead Worker Refresher    Nov 10    


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.
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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.


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