Due to the increasingly technical and extremely varied nature of Construction Craft Laborers' duties, the Laborers' International Union of North America has implemented an Apprenticeship program that is recognized by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
- Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
- May be required to pass a drug test.
- Must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
- Need to have a good attitude and be willing to learn.
- Need to understand the importance of punctuality and good attendance.
- Must have reliable transportation.
Length of Program:
Each Apprentice must complete 4000 hours of diversified work, and 400 hours of related classroom and hands-on training.
Apprentices with previous related experience or training may be advanced in the program at the discretion of the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee.
Wages and Advancement:
The Apprenticeship program is broken into four incremental periods:
Period 1…………1 hour to 1000 hours on the job
Period 2…………1001 hours to 2000 hours on the job
Period 3…………2001 hours to 3000 hours on the job
Period 4…………3001 hours to 4000 hours on the job
Apprentices must complete 25% of the total classroom-training requirement in order to advance to the next period.
Period 1 wages amount to 75% of journeyperson scale within the local jurisdiction.
Period 2 wages amount to 80% of journeyperson scale within the local jurisdiction.
Period 3 wages amount to 85% of journeyperson scale within the local jurisdiction..
Period 4 wages amount to 95% of journeyperson scale within the local jurisdiction.
Journeyperson scale for Construction Craft Laborers' is approximately $12.00 to $21.00 an hour depending on the task being performed, and the local jurisdiction.
Requirements for MDOT/OJT program participants vary slighty from those listed here.
Please direct any Apprenticeship related questions to:
Scott McDonald, Director of Apprenticeship, MLTAI
Perry Site,Tel: 517.625.4919 Fax: 517.625.4046 E-mail: