About Us

Chicago Training Facility for Chicago and Cook County members.

The LiUNA Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training & Apprentice Fund was established in the summer of 1986. The program was designed to provide something vital: training and education for Laborers working under the Chicagoland District Council collective bargaining agreement. While its primary goal has remained the same, it has matured into a program that not only warrants respect, but has fostered meaningful labor education. The staff is open to developing training courses to meet the specific needs of either the Contractor or Union membership. It is a place where people work together to learn and grow with the ever-evolving industry standards.


History and Milestones

2018 Construction begins on our Chicago/Homer Facility. The CLTAF is expanding to meet the training needs of our members. The CLTAF will be adding 53,000 to the original 70,000 square feet. Making it the largest LiUNA Training Facility in North America.

2017 The Training Fund is honored to announce that is has achieved IAS AC371 Accreditation by the International Accreditation Service (IAS). The Training Fund adds two more LiUNA Certified Instructors (Frankie Smith and Jorge Espinoza) under ANSI 17024.

2016 Apprentice Coordinator Paul Hoetzer becomes one of the first coordinators in the country to achieve LiUNA Certification under ANSI 17024. Instructor Raphael Adlam also received his ANSI Certification.

2015 Instructor Terry Wilson received his ANSI Certification. Carol Stream facility is upgraded and a standard curriculum is established.

2014 The Training Fund adds six more LiUNA Certified Instructors (Alfredo Ascencio, Donald Calhoun, Gregory Pattison, Rick Rasmussen, John Retondo and Marcus Roberts) under ANSI 17024.

2013 The Training Fund adds two more LiUNA Certified Instructors (David Jansa and Matthew Vilim) under ANSI 17024.

2012 Keith Vitale becomes one of the first instructors in the country to receive LiUNA Certification under ANSI 17024.

   

2009 The Chicago Training Facility is built to accommodate our Chicago and Cook County-based membership.


Chicago Training Facility for Chicago and Cook County members

1999 The Chicagoland Laborers Apprenticeship Program is established.

1996 On-site training is offered to signatory contractors to have their Union Laborers trained at the jobsite.


Carol Stream Training Facility

1990 The Carol Stream Training Facility is built to accommodate our growing membership with classroom instruction and enough acreage needed for hands-on activities.

1986 The Chicagoland Laborers’ District Council Training and Apprentice Fund is established.

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