The Construction Craft Laborers' Apprenticeship Program



A well-trained, skilled and safe workforce is critical to quality construction. Accredited union apprenticeship programs form the foundation of this workplace. This ensures that journeymen and women are experienced professionals and that apprentices are gaining experience in the field and has proper guidance to become a fully qualified journey worker.

To become a fully qualified journey worker a construction craft laborer apprentice must complete:

At least 320 hours of classroom training;
4,000 hours of on-the-job training;
Work experience in building construction, heavy highway construction and environmental remediation;
Classes in general construction skills and core labor skills;
Electives in several specialty markets.


                                   Two-Year Apprenticeship Pay Scale
1st Year

Classification   Training Hours     Work Hours                       Pay Rate

Year 1 QTR 1       0 - 40                  0 - 500         80% of Journeyman base wage plus fringe benefits
Year 1 QTR 2     41 - 80             501 - 1000      82.5% of Journeyman base wage plus fringe benefits
Year 1 QTR 3     81 - 120          1001 - 1500        85% of Journeyman base wage plus fringe benefits
Year 1 QTR 4    121 - 160         1501 - 2000      87.5% of Journeyman base wage plus fringe benefits


2nd Year

Classification  Training Hours   Work Hours                             Pay Rate

Year 2 QTR 1      0 - 40            2000 - 2500         90% of Journeyman base wage plus fringe benefits
Year 2 QTR 2    41 - 80            2501 - 3000        92.5% of Journeyman base wage plus fringe benefits
Year 2 QTR 3   81 - 120           3001 - 3500         95% of Journeyman base wage plus fringe benefits
Year 2 QTR 4  121 - 160          3501 - 4000        97.5% of Journeyman base wage plus fringe benefits


Program Completion

Journeyman Laborer                                      100% of Journeyman base wage plus fringe benefits



Contractors and construction users who include construction craft laborer apprentices in their work crews enjoy reduced hourly labor costs while helping to train the workers they will need in the future.

For more information concerning SCLTAF's apprenticeship program please contact the Training Director, Randy Gueho  at (225) 637-2311 or email training@scltf.org


PROUDLY  SERVING  LiUNA  MEMBERS  OF  LOUISIANA  AND  MISSISSIPPI  SINCE  1970

SOUTH CENTRAL LABORERS TRAINING

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