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Apprenticeship Program

The construction craft laborer is a highly diverse trade that offers work opportunities across all sectors of the construction industry. The Laborers Apprenticeship program is uniquely designed to provide the classroom, hands-on, and technical skills training required to sustain the construction industry with safe and productive workers.

Earn While You Learn
Apprentices earn while they learn. The lifetime skills they acquire transfer among many employers which results in greater employment opportunities and long-term job security.

Contractor Benefits
The Laborers’ Apprenticeship program also benefits union contractors in many ways.

Link to the Apprenticeship and Training information page:

Apprenticeship and Training (wilaborers.org)

Testing Process – Any individual entering the Apprenticeship program must be tested prior to starting work. Our program requires a Reading & Arithmetic component. ACT, Accuplacer, or Next Generation Accuplacer are accepted testing methods. Qualifying testing scores are good for up to 5 years from the acceptance date but need to be updated annually until you find a sponsor.

Most technical colleges offer online or in-person testing options. For online option you will need a computer, access to the internet & a webcam. If you are looking to test with us, please contact our office @ 608-846-5768. If you have a contractor or a contractor has instructed you to be tested for the Apprenticeship contact the Apprenticeship Coordinator.

Office – (608) 846-5768

Application Process – Once you have successfully completed your testing or have qualifying ACT scores contact the Apprenticeship Coordinator to complete the application process.

Apprenticeship Coordinator – Ray Wiatt (608) 212-0802; rwiatt@wislaborers.org.

Link to the Apprenticeship Testing information: Accuplacer Testing Dates (wilaborers.org)