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People with construction experience may also apply for an exemption or credit for previous work hours.

Who We Are

We offer the best in new member training as well as the best in continuing education for the construction workforce. 


We help apprentices improve and add to their skills, advance in their careers and gain a competitive advantage.

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Recent renovations have taken place at the Drexel J. Thrash Training Center - click to take a virtual tour of the facility. 

What does the Construction Craft Laborers' Apprenticeship Program Entail?

Through a combination of classroom and on-the-job training, new members gain the skills to become a Construction Craft Laborer. LIUNA requires all new members to participate in a comprehensive apprenticeship program

consisting of 4,000 hours of on the job training with an additional 432 hours of classroom training. Through this program, men and women gain the necessary skills for building a career.

All training is provided free of charge to qualified candidates, and apprentices are paid according to a schedule based on training and experience. Pay raises are given after each period of 1,000 hours of work and 144 hours of training.  We do not discriminate by race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age 40 or older, genetic information or disability,

  • First period at 60% of the Journeyworker rate

  • Second period at 70% of the Journeyworker rate

  • Third period at 80% of the Journeyworker rate

  • Fourth period at 90% of the Journeyworker rate
  • 100 % of the Journeyworker rate

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