Apprentice Program

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Pursuant to the terms of your Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee initiated the Mandatory Apprentice and Permit Worker Program effective January 2, 2020. All inexperienced employees hired on or after January 2, 2020, must be sponsored and accepted into the program as either an apprentice or permit worker and must be registered through the LIUNA Chicagoland Training Fund website.

The Laborers' Apprenticeship is designed as a two-year program. A minimum of 2400 hours of on-the-job work training and 360 hours of classroom training is required over the course of two years in order to become a journeyworker. Apprentices start at 60 percent of the journeyworker's rate and progress to 70, 80, 90 and 100 percent as they fulfill specific work and training requirements. Benefits are established using the same guidelines as for journeyworkers.

Individuals interested in the Apprentice Program must be sponsored by a Signatory Contractor. The Signatory Contractor must submit an online application on your behalf.

Additional requirements:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
  • Physically able to perform the work of the trade
  • Have a reading, writing, understanding and communication ability in the English language
  • High School diploma, GED or minimum 10th grade education
  • Possess a social security card
  • Possess a valid driver's license

Successful applicants will be required to join the Laborers' Union.

For additional questions contact the Training Fund at (630) 653-0006.