We Build Professional Laborers

A laborer in the construction industry performs a wide range of physical tasks to support the construction process. They work in a variety of job sites such as highways, buildings, and bridges. They are responsible for tasks such as digging and excavating trenches, moving materials and equipment, and assisting skilled tradespeople. They also help to set up and maintain construction sites, including building and dismantling scaffolding, and managing traffic flow around job sites.

In addition to physical labor, laborers are trained in safety protocols and procedures, including the safe operation of machinery and equipment. They must be able to read and interpret safety manuals, understand safety signs and symbols, and follow safety rules to ensure their safety and that of others on the job site. They are also trained in first aid and emergency response protocols.

Laborers may specialize in various areas such as concrete work, environmental remediation, or demolition. They also work with a variety of equipment such as jackhammers, concrete mixers, and compactors. A laborer's work is essential to keep the construction project running smoothly.

The apprenticeship program for laborers provides a comprehensive education in construction safety, equipment use, and job site protocols. Apprentices learn how to operate various types of equipment and machinery, and they learn how to read and interpret blueprints and schematics. They also receive training in construction math, material handling, and project management. Upon completion of the apprenticeship program, laborers are equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to work efficiently and safely on any construction job site.


How can I Prepare?

To increase your chances of being accepted into a Laborers apprenticeship program, it's important to have a strong educational foundation in mathematics, mechanical drawing, and blueprint reading. Participation in a high school building trades program or other CTE courses can also be beneficial. In addition, having some knowledge of welding can also be helpful.

However, educational requirements are not the only factors that make a successful Laborer. The job also requires excellent communication skills and business writing abilities, as well as physical fitness and a willingness to work in a variety of outdoor conditions. Experience with hand and power tools is also useful.

Overall, a strong work ethic, a willingness to learn, and a positive attitude can go a long way in preparing for a successful career as a Laborer. With the right combination of skills and experience, a Laborer can play an important role in building and maintaining the infrastructure that keeps our communities functioning.


Apprenticeship Length

3 Years

Ivy Tech Degree

Not Eligible for Ivy Tech Degree

Apprenticeship Opportunities

Laborers Local 41
550 Superior Avenue
Munster, IN 46321
Phone: 219-924-7922


Laborers Local 81
3502 Enterprise Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-462-8165


Application Period
Applications are accepted yearly during May 4 - May 8.

Application Cost

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