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Apprenticeship

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Local 1091 apprentices can take advantage of training and networking opportunities that open the door to a career in construction.

When the busiest part of the construction season is nearing an end, it is a good time to be thinking about registering and taking some training classes.

All Apprentices must complete 288 training hours and 4000 work hours in three (3) years from their Initiation date to upgrade to Journey worker.  The 3 mandatory classes required for Apprentices to complete the program are Safety Week, General Construction, and Orientation.  The Safety Week and Orientation will be offered in Duluth on December 12—16, 2016 with the Orientation being held on Thursday evening (the 15th) prior to our regular union meeting.  Both Safety Week and General Construction are 40 Hour classes.  In addition to each Apprentice will receive 4 hours of training for completing the Orientation and 2 hours of training for each Union meeting they attend.  When attending these meeting be sure to indicate on the register when signing in that you are an Apprentice to ensure that you will receive credit for you attendance. 

If you are considering taking the upgrade exam at any time, you must have completed a minimum of 160 actual training hours.  The Safety Week, General Construction and Orientation are mandatory & highly recommended to have completed before taking this exam. 

Please note:  The Apprenticeship Coordinator is Gary Larsen.  He took over the Apprenticeship program upon Dean Mills promotion to Training Director.  His experience and knowledge will be a great asset to our program. 

Apprenticeship Office (651) 762-8235

Laborers’ Training Center Registration Office (651) 653-6710

Minnesota Laborers’ Apprenticeship
2350 Main Street
Lino Lakes, MN  55038

651-762-8235

Gary Larsen, Coordinator
Lori Phelps, Administrative Assistant
Tasha Foss, Administrative Assistant

All Minnesota Apprentices: Check your "Out of Work" list call in dates


Apprenticeship Requirements

Level 1        80%        

Entry in the Apprenticeship Program to completion of 1,500 Covered Work Hours and 100 hours of Related Training;

Level 2        87%

Upon achieving 1,501 Covered Work Hours through 3,000 hours and 200 hours Related Training;

Level 3        95%

Upon reaching 3,001 Covered Work Hours and 288 Related Training hours.

It is important that you complete the required training hours during off times to avoid probation.  It is also necessary to comply to be eligible to be on the "Out of Work" list.