Laborers Apprenticeships

The skills required are varied. A Construction Craft Laborer will do some or all of the following: pour concrete, pave roads with asphalt, lay pipe for sewers, work on demolition projects, perform environmental abatement and other tasks as required.

Is a Laborers Apprenticeship Right for Me?

What are the qualifications?:

  • Must be 18 years if age
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED or complete a validated community college test to establish equivalent competency in reading, writing, comprehension, and math skills.
  • Physical: Applicants will be physically capable of performing the essential functions of the trade, with reasonable accommodation(s), and without posing a direct threat to the health and safety of the individual or others.
  • Must successfully pass the Pre-Construction Training course.
  • Must be willing to complete and pass a drug test.

Construct Craft laborer (CCL): CCL’s work in indoor and outdoor environments and perform complex and physically demanding tasks that require critical thinking and technical skills. The CCL works in a high- performance driven industry, on a wide variety of job sites. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a nationally recognized CCL Journey worker credential! Become part of a team that builds:

  • High-rises and other commercial structures
  • Water mains, swearers, and underground utilities
  • Warehouses, mills, and factories
  • Light- rail systems and airports
  • Highways, stadiums, and bridges
  • Pipelines and demolition
  • Remediate several kinds of hazardous materials including hazardous waste, asbestos, and lead.

What type of tasks to CCLs perform?

CCLs perform many tasks on these projects, including clearing for roads and buildings; installing water and sewer lines; placing concrete and asphalt; building and maintaining scaffolding; operating equipment; mixing concrete, plaster, and mortar; cutting and burning metal; surveying and measuring; signaling; hoisting and rigging loads; digging, planting, trimming and maintaining shrubbery and trees; installing, maintaining and expanding fencing; and estimating, preparing, stocking and supplying materials to other trades.


What equipment do CCLs operate?

To perform these tasks, CCLs operate a variety of equipment including chainsaws, soil compactors, compressors, and pneumatic tools; a variety of mixers for concrete and masonry work; oxygen-fuel and plasma arc cutting equipment; mechanical hoists, rough terrain forklifts, skid steers, aerial lifts, survey equipment including GPS and Total Station; and many hand and power tools. In general, the skills used by CCLs represent competencies in managing and understanding resources, information technology systems, and interpersonal relations.



Length of Apprenticeship: The length of the apprenticeship is based on 4,000 hours of paid on-the-job training (OJT) and 360 hours of required related classroom training (RT). There are four terms (6 months per term of 1,000 OJT hours and 90 RT hours). Which can be completed in 2-4 years.

Cost of Apprenticeship: No, Applying is free! There is no out-of-pocket training cost to you!  If you meet our minimum qualifications, please apply online today. 

Laborers Apprenticeship Expected Wages

Length of Apprenticeship is 4,000 hours

Term RT hrs OJT hrs % of Journey Scale 
0 0 60%
2 90 1,000 70%
3 180 2,000 80%
4 270 3,000 90%
Journey Worker 360 4,000 100%

Laborer Apprenticeship Opportunities

Northern Idaho 

Northwest Laborers- JATC

3921 E. Francis
Spokane, WA 99217
Luis Licea – Site Coordinator
Phone: 509-467-5239  
Fax: 509-467-5240

Southern Idaho

Southern Idaho Laborers-JATC

580 W. 19thStreet
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Aida Aranda – Site Coordinator
Phone:(208) 542-6240
Fax: 208-542-4515

Contact Us

(208) 321-4814

802 W. Jefferson Suite 500, Boise, ID 83702