ON JUNE 6, 1986, the Chicagoland Laborers' Training & Education Trust Fund was created to provide training and education for the laborers working under the Chicagoland District Council collective bargaining agreement.
A combination of hands-on and classroom instruction provides every student the opportunity to learn construction fundamentals and allows experienced laborers the opportunity to develop competence in a variety of specific job skills. The training programs address the continual change in equipment, construction techniques, and materials to provide skilled manpower in the Chicagoland construction industry. The necessity to upgrade skills and to learn the latest construction techniques has made training necessary for both the new and veteran laborer. The knowledge and skills gained through this valuable experience enables laborers to contribute more effectively as members of Chicagoland's construction team.
From its origin to the present day, the Chicagoland Laborers' Training Center has matured into a highly respected sponsor of meaningful labor education. When necessary, the staff develops training courses to meet both the specific needs of either the Contractor or Union membership.