To get more informaton on the Laborers' Apprenticeship Program and to see a full list of available training classes, visit the Construction Industry Laborers' Training Fund of Western Missouri & Kansas at www.ciltf.org.
The Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program is a "Letter of Intent Program" consisting of a minimum 4,800 hrs on-the-job training (OJT) and a minimum of 480 classroom training hours. This is achieved by attending scheduled week-long training classes, eight-hour certification refresher classes and Union meeting attendance.
The training curriculum includes classroom and hands-on training in all phases of the Construction Craft Laborers’ jurisdiction, from new-entry through leadership training, with safety keyed into all training sessions.
Apprentices are registered by the Kansas Apprenticeship Council. Apprentices start out at 50% of the journeyperson scale for the area they are employed unless they earn and advance placement credit. It is possible for a new Apprentice to start out at up to 80% of Journeyperson scale.
Applications are taken Mondays only between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (holidays excluded) at:
Willard R. Wilkinson Laborers Training Center
After completing the application, each applicant is provided with a letter of introduction and a list of participating contractors for use when soliciting jobs with contractors. Applicants can request advance placement testing at the time the initial application is completed.
Once an applicant provides a Letter of Intent to Hire from a participating contractor, they will return to where they filled out the initial application and sign the apprenticeship agreement. Exceptions to this are if an applicant finds a job in another Laborer Local Unions jurisdiction. For example, an individual completes the initial application in Joplin, but provides a Letter of Intent from a participating contractor and starts their first job working in Springfield. In that case, the applicant would take the Letter of Intent to Hire to the Local Union of jurisdiction. All completed applications are good throughout the jurisdiction of the Western Missouri & Kansas District Council.
A. The Training Center will need a Letter of Intent to Hire on company stationery stating that the contractor intends to hire that person as an apprentice and the location of the job
B. The applicant will then sign the Apprenticeship Agreement.
C. The applicant will be given a letter of introduction and a copy of the Letter of Intent to Hire to take to the assigned local union office.
D. Employment and training follow.
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