Wisconsin Laborers Local 330 Training Center
Click to view: 2017-2018 Training Schedule
How to apply for classes online:
- Visit: http://www.wilaborers.org
- Enter your last name and member ID Number (Membership card #)
- Click on “Sign In”
- Enter your email address (so you can get a confirmation)
- Click “Apprenticeship & Training” on left of screen
- Click “Courses” under heading “Apprenticeship….” on left of screen
- This will list courses and dates…click on the date of course you want
- Click “Register for Course”
- You will be notified by mail / email if you have been accepted for that course
- You may sign up for as many courses you wish
In the construction industry, productivity and quality are the linchpins of success. And in construction, you don’t get there without starting here – training.
So it’s hard to believe that not long ago opposition to providing training for construction craft laborers ran pretty deep in the industry. Even when the Laborers succeeded in implementing Laborers’ Training in 1978, the facility was confined to a lonely job trailer with no heat or running water, in the middle of a farmer’s field miles from the interstate in north-central Wisconsin.
Over the years the Laborers proved the critics wrong and for all the right reasons. As the industry has advanced, the demand for more skilled, more productive and safer workforce has grown. Wisconsin Laborers have been ready and able to meet the challenge. By the mid-1990s, that job-trailer had evolved into a state of the art training facility servicing over 1,000 students annually in all facets of the industry.
Wisconsin Laborers are in the business of meeting the demand for a skilled, safe and productive workforce. That’s why the Laborers work with contractors to provide the best possible apprenticeship and training opportunities.
Nothing illustrates that philosophy and commitment more than the Laborers’ new training facility.
Conveniently located just off Interstate 90/94 at the HWY 19 exit just north of Madison, the 50,000 square foot Laborers Apprentice and Training Center features 3 training bays, and separate instructor demonstration and classroom areas. In all, 35 courses are offered on site in the following industry areas:
- Heavy and Highway
- Commercial and Industrial Building Construction
- Utility Construction
- Environmental Remediation
- Building Demolition
- Asbestos Removal
- Nuclear Decontamination and Demolition
- Tunnel Work
- Trench less Technology
Described by contractors and students alike as one of the best kept secrets in the construction industry, the Laborers Apprenticeship and Training Center permits continuous full scale, pipe laying, mason tending, concrete pouring, scaffold building and other hands-on instruction, regardless of weather conditions.
The Center maintains a rigorous training schedule throughout the year. The main session, starts in January and continues through late June. That is followed in late Fall with a series of other more specialized classes, including environmental remediation classes or other training for supervisors. In between, the Center conducts “satellite” classes for Local Unions across the state, covering topics ranging from all-terrain forklift to lead abatement.
In addition, hundreds of other members attend other contractor sponsored traffic control and construction safety courses taught by Training Center instructors.
There is no substitute for learning by doing. Both in the classroom and out in the field, instructors at the Laborers’ Training Center focus on instilling in each student the proper techniques they’ll need to become knowledgeable, safe and productive workers.
Regardless of topic or size of the class, safety and safety related issues are also viewed as essential components of every course offered at the Center. Learning proper techniques, especially in today’s competitive market, helps insure the safest and most productive job site.
With the lack of a skilled construction workforce remaining one of the top concerns of contractors, labor and management Trustees to the Laborers’ Apprenticeship and Training Fund know the Laborers’ Training Center is essential to success in the industry.
Classes at the Training Center are open to construction laborers who are employed by contractors contributing to the Wisconsin Laborers’ Apprenticeship and Training Fund and who are members in good standing of any one of the 5 Laborer Locals around the State.