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  • Apprenticeship Program

    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.

    (OJT = On the job training hours)
    0 - 960 OJT 50% of Scale

    961 - 1,920 OJT 60% Scale
    1,921 - 2,880 OJT 70% of Scale
    2,881 - 3,8400 OJT 80% of Scale
    3,841 - 4,800 OJT 90% of Scale
    Over 4,800 OJT 100 % of Scale

    The exception to this is in areas where the journeyperson wage rate is less than $15.50 per hour. If it is incorporated into the collective bargaining agreement in the area, Apprentices would start at 80% of Journeyperson scale.

    0 - 3,840 OJT 80% of Scale
    3,841 - 4,800 OJT 90% of Scale
    Over 4,800 OJT 100 % of Scale
    (Starting percentages are dependent upon applicable journeyperson scale.)

    The Construction Industry Laborers’ Training Fund admits trainees and apprentices of any race, color, sex, religion, age, handicap, national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the apprentices. The Training Fund does not discriminate in any way in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or other school-administered programs.


    Applications are taken Mondays only between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (holidays excluded) at:
    Construction Industry Laborers Training Fund of Western Missouri & Kansas

    Willard R. Wilkinson Laborers Training Center
    21201 S. Mullen Rd.
    Belton, MO  64012
    Phone: 816.331.6862

    Applications must be completed at the Training Center or applicable local Union office. Each applicant must have the following documents before they can fill out an application:

    > Birth certificate (minimum 18 years of age)
    > High school diploma, transcript or GED
    > Social Security card
    > Veterans need to provide a copy of their DD-214


    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.

    Page Last Updated: Jul 28, 2021 (10:37:48)
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