Apprenticeship and Training
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 50,000 square foot Laborers Apprentice and Training Center features 3 training bays, and 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
- Nuclear Decontamination and Demolition
- Tunnel Work
- Trenchless Technology
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 January and continues through late June. That is followed in late Fall with a series of other more specialized classes, including environmental remediation classes or other training for supervisors.
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.
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 insure the safest and most productive job site.