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Orientation at LTC – 6:00 PM
April 20, 2023

Zoom Orientation
Must Register & Receive Email Invite
9:00 AM
April 20, 2023

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
March 23, 2023 - April 30, 2023

Training CourseDateOff-site Location
Week of March 20, 2023
Aerial Lift Training    Mar 23    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Mar 24    
Week of March 27, 2023
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Mar 27-31    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Mar 27-31   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Line & Grade I    Mar 27-31   Rochester, Eagles Club
Mason Tending    Mar 27-31    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Mar 27-31    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Mar 27-31    
SWPP Installer U of M    Mar 27    
SWPP Manager    Mar 28-29    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Mar 30   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
SWPPP Manager Refresher    Mar 30    
Flagging / MnDOT    Mar 31    
Plumbing Code    Mar 31    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Apr 01   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of April 03, 2023
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Apr 03-07    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Apr 03-07    
Heavy Highway Skills / MnDOT Flag    Apr 03-07    
Lead Worker Initial    Apr 03-05    
Pipelaying 1    Apr 03-07    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid   (Evening)    Apr 03-13    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Apr 03-07    
Suspended Scaffold Preparedness    Apr 03-05    
Torch Cutting Demo Safety    Apr 03-04    
Rigging & Signaling Qualified - 24 Hr    Apr 05-07    
Asbestos Worker Refresher WI/MN    Apr 07    
Mine Safety & Health Admin    Apr 08   Virginia, MN - 1097 Hall
Week of April 10, 2023
Asbestos Worker Initial    Apr 10-13    
Blueprint Reading    Apr 10-14    
Concrete Practices / Insulated Forms    Apr 10-14    
Line & Grade I    Apr 10-14    
Pipelaying 2    Apr 10-14    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Apr 10-14    
Scaffold Erecting Competent Person    Apr 10-14    
Week of April 17, 2023
CPR / First Aid    Apr 17    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Apr 17-21    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10   (Evening)    Apr 17-27    
Heavy Highway Skills / MnDOT Flag    Apr 17-21   St. Cloud, MN - 563SC Hall
Line & Grade II    Apr 17-21    
Pipeline Technology / MnDOT Flagging    Apr 17-21    
Excavation Confined Space    Apr 18    
Hazardous Waste Refresher    Apr 19    
Fall Protection    Apr 20    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program   (Evening)    Apr 20    
Intro to Union & Apprenticeship Program    Apr 20   Online Training
Asbestos Worker Refresher    Apr 21    
Week of April 24, 2023
Air Sampling    Apr 24-25    
General Construction / Flagging / Pro-10    Apr 24-28    
Hazardous Waste Initial    Apr 24-28    
Landscaping    Apr 24-28    
Mason Tending    Apr 24-28    
Pipelaying 1    Apr 24-28    
Safety Week / OSHA 30 / CPR First Aid    Apr 24-28    
Asbestos Supervisor Refresher    Apr 28    


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.


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