Build Your Future as a LIUNA Apprentice


We take great pride in the LIUNA Apprenticeship Program. The Apprenticeship Program is a mandatory, state regulated program that has been designed for the benefit of both LIUNA members and our signatory contractors. The knowledge and skills of our certified instructors, obtained through continuing education, are passed on to apprentices. The courses are designed to make LIUNA members safer and more productive and to give members an opportunity to grow in knowledge and skill level through classroom and on-the-job training.

To become an apprentice in the Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program you must first obtain employment with one of our signatory contractors. Check out our Jobs Board and register at to view the most current openings among Union Contractors. You can also check out our directory of Union Contractors at

Apprenticeship Requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • May be required to pass a drug test
  • Need to have a good attitude and be willing to learn
  • Need to understand the importance of punctuality and good attendance
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Provide a resume with your past work history and references
  • Dress appropriately as you would for work on a construction site
  • Upon beginning work for an Employer, join LIUNA and maintain membership in good standing
  • Attend Apprentice/New Member Orientation (Meetings are held the third Thursday of every month at 6:00 p.m. at the LIUNA Training Center) and regularly attend Local union meetings
  • Must compete 288 hours of training and 4,000 work hours over a three-year period
  • Must complete at least 100 hours of training per year.

Levels of Apprenticeship

Each apprentice must complete 288 hours of training and 4000 work hours over a three-year period. Apprentices must complete at least 100 hours of training per year.

Apprenticeship Level Training Hours Work Hours % of Class 1 Journeyworker Wage
Level 1 0-100 0-1,500 80%
Level 2 101-200 1,501-3,000 87%
Level 3 201-288 3,001-4,000


Class Schedules

LUNA Members should plan ahead to register for training early. Visit for information about the Minnesota Laborers' Training Center (LTC) including course descriptions and the current training schedule. You can also contact the LTC Apprenticeship Office at 651-762-8235.

To register for Skills & Safety classes, call the Registration Office at 651-653-6710.

To register for Asbestos or Lead classes, call your Local Union Hall.

Click here to browse the courses offered. 

Click here to view training class schedule listed by week.

Daytime Classes:  

Begin promptly at 7:00 am and end at 3:30 pm daily.

Evening Classes:  

Begin promptly at 4:30 pm and end at 9:30 pm (Monday – Thursday).

Evening Class Length:  

8 hour classes are held for 2 evenings


12 hour classes are held for 3 evenings


16 hour classes are held for 4 evenings


24 hour classes are held for 6 evenings


32 hour classes are held for 8 evenings


40 hour classes are held for 10 evenings