We Build Professional Construction Teamsters

Who are we?

We are only of only four construction-driving apprenticeship programs in the United States.  Our training center is equipped with all the most recent technology that today's professional drivers need to be safe and efficient.  

What is a Construction Teamster?

It is difficult to pin down exactly what a Construction Teamster does because they do so much.  They are tasked with getting people and materials from Point A to Point B safely and efficiently.  Teamsters operate vehicles such as belly dumps, end dumps, articulating end dumps, rock buggies, mixer trucks, water trucks, boom trucks, crew buses, forklifts, fuel trucks, and other kinds of vehicles used in the construction of industrial and commercial facilities, dams, airports, highways, and roads. Teamsters can also work in the sand, gravel, cement, and asphalt industries.

How can I Prepare?

It is absolutely critical that applicants have a clean driving history.  Individuals who already possess a commercial driver's license (CDL) are preferable. Applicants should have a solid foundation in math and English.  Written and verbal communication skills are essential.  

Apprenticeship Length

2 Years

Ivy Tech Degree

Not Eligible for Ivy Tech Degree

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Teamsters Local 142 Training Center
9050 Mississippi Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Phone:  219-756-1422


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