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Training & Apprenticeship

Wisconsin Laborers are in the business of adding value to a construction operation by meeting the demand for a skilled, safe and productive workforce. That’s why we work with contractors to provide the best and most diverse apprenticeship and training opportunities available.

Nothing illustrates that philosophy and commitment more than the investment we have made in our new state-of-the-art training facility in Madison.

State of the Art Training Center

Conveniently located just off Interstate 90/94 at the HWY 19 exit, the 60,000+ square foot Laborers Apprentice and Training Center features 4 training bays, and 8 separate instructor demonstration and classroom areas.

In all, 35 courses are offered on site in the following industry areas:

  • Heavy and Highway
  • Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
  • Utility Construction
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Building Demolition
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Hazardous Waste Worker

Training for All Seasons

The Laborers Apprenticeship and Training Center permits continuous full scale, pipe laying, mason tending, concrete pouring, scaffold building, and other hands-on instruction, regardless of weather conditions.

The Center maintains a rigorous training schedule throughout the year. The main session starts in October and continues through May. That is followed in late Fall with a series of other more specialized classes, including environmental remediation classes or other training for journeymen and apprentices.

The Center also conducts “satellite” classes for Local Unions across the state, covering topics ranging from all-terrain forklift to asbestos abatement.

Learning by Doing

There is no substitute for learning by doing. Both in the classroom and out in the field, instructors at the Laborers’ Training Center focus on instilling in each student the proper techniques they’ll need to become knowledgeable, safe and productive workers.

Emphasize Safety

Regardless of topic or size of the class, safety and safety-related issues are viewed as an essential component of every course offered at the Center. Learning proper techniques, especially in today’s competitive market, helps ensure the safest and most productive job site.

Find Us Anywhere!

Click different areas of the map to see a list of contractors in each local that have apprenticeship programs.