Who We Are

The Ohio Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Program (OLTAP) is a registered apprenticeship program and the training arm for the Laborers’ District Council of Ohio, functioning under the Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA).  

The program empowers new industry entrants to start lifelong, equitable careers in the construction industry through training, mentorship, and career advancement while receiving industryleading insurance benefits, pay, contractor connections, and the best new member training and continuing education in the construction workforce.  

Hundreds of LIUNA apprentices and journey workers attend the Ohio Laborers’ Training Center in Howard, OH each year to learn new skills and knowledge in the core construction specialties including building, heavy highway/utility, tunneling, environmental remediation, demolition, renewable energy, pipeline, masonry, landscaping, renewable energy, and restoration. 

We do not discriminate by race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, or disability.

To begin your career, you must meet the following requirements:

Why Choose Us?

nationally recognized

The Ohio Laborers Training & Apprenticeship Trust Fund has been recognized by the US Department of Labor as an Apprenticeship Ambassador.  The department selected the Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program for its continued efforts to raise awareness of apprenticeship opportunities and our innovative practices and service to unreached and underserved populations.  

Training & education at no additional cost

Unlike going to college, you will not accumulate student loan debt as a Laborer Apprentice. Both classroom and on- the-job training are available at no additional cost to our Laborer Apprentices. As a Laborer Apprentice, you will learn skills by attending a minimum of 144 hours of classroom training per year. You will practice and develop what you learn in the classroom with a skilled journey worker(s) for 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.

Comfortable living wage

Laborers can make over $30 per hour. You don’t have to wait until you “graduate” to start making money. Apprentices work and get paid while learning the trade. Apprentice wages increase as you progress through the Apprenticeship Program, as illustrated in the chart.

Action & adventure

Laborers are involved in nearly every construction project.  They are typically employed on-site from the day a project begins until the day it is completed.  Laborers build and repair roads, highways, bridges, and tunnels; construct buildings; install gas lines; clean up hazardous waste sites; and much more.  Among specfic tasks Laborers do are- drilling and blasting, erecting scaffolding, mason tending, pipe laying, grade checking, cutting steel, operating power equipment, traffic control and installing intellegent transportation systems.  From small one day jobs to massive multi-year construction projects, Ohio Laborers do it all.