Your opportunity to become part of a team working in North America’s largest industry, the construction industry.
Some of the best builders in America, many of whom go on to start their own companies, come from the ranks of the Construction Craft Laborers – and it’s easy to see why. Construction Craft Laborers perform a wide variety of tasks in all areas of construction: commercial, industrial, and residential building construction; heavy and highway construction; demolition work and environmental remediation.
Laborers check grade for highway construction and excavation and backfilling operations; place concrete and work with concrete forms; install sewer/water systems, including fusing polyethylene pipe; perform demolition and building alterations using oxyacetylene and air plasma cutting equipment; operate rock drilling equipment and set charges for blasting operations; lay asphalt and place concrete pavements for highways, roads and parking lots; build scaffolding; use rigging and signaling skills to distribute building materials; operate skid steer loaders used in concrete construction and rough-terrain forklifts used in masonry construction; operate and maintain an array of pneumatic, gas engine and electric power tools; use levels, transits, laser beam equipment and ground positioning systems in excavation and grading operations; perform asbestos and lead abatement as well as hazardous waste operations, including removal of radioactive contaminated soils and structures.
- pipe laying
- asphalt/concrete paving
- drilling & Blasting
- asbestos and lead abatement
- grade checking
- masonry construction
- hazardous waste operations
Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program
The Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program is designed to give individuals the skills and abilities needed for a rewarding career in construction, whether employed on building construction, heavy/highway construction, utility line construction or environmental abatement/remediation.
By entering the Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program you could be on your way to earning high wages and good benefits while paving your way for an exciting career as a job site superintendent, construction project manager, architect/engineer or company owner. It all takes hard work and willingness, but the opportunities are there if you stay with the program.
Earn while you learn
Construction Craft Laborers will finish their apprenticeship in 30-36 months. They will work with experienced journey level laborers on the job and attend training classes at the LABORERS-AGC Training Center located near High Hill, MO. They will complete 4,000 hours of work on the job with starting wages between $12 - $14 per hour. Apprentices receive the same pension, health and welfare, and vacation benefits as journey level laborers.
Hourly wages are progressively increased based on hours worked on the job and classes completed at the Training Center. Apprentices will complete 296 - 368 hours of classroom and ‘hands-on’ training. Training classes are between 1 and 5 days long. Class sizes are small, usually 6-8.
Pledge – The Joint Apprenticeship Committee will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older. The Joint Apprenticeship Committee will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
The Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program is a recognized program that can earn you 40-45 credit hours towards an associate’s degree from two year colleges in Missouri.
Persons 18 years of age or older that have completed the 12th grade can apply to the program throughout the year. Applications are accepted at the LABORERS-AGC Training Center in High Hill, MO between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on any Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (except holidays). You must bring proof of age (birth certificate, driver’s license) and proof of education (high school transcript, diploma or GED certificate). You should have a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation. You must be able to work well with others, follow directions and be physically able to adjust to the rigors of working outdoors.