SLATE Announces L.I.U.N.A. Construction Craft Laborers' Journeyman Training and Apprenticeship Info Session

Job seekers interested in Construction Craft Laborer careers can learn about journeyman training and apprenticeship from program representatives

September 18, 2013 | 2 min reading time

This article is 9 years old. It was published on September 18, 2013.


The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) will conduct a Construction Information Session for job seekers interested in Construction Craft Laborer careers. The event will take place on Monday, September 23, at 10 a.m. at SLATE Missouri Career Center (MCC) Downtown, 1520 Market Street, First Floor Conference Room, St. Louis, MO 63103. SLATE has partnered with Laborers’ International Union of North America (L.I.U.N.A.) and the Association for Construction Careers, Education and Support Services (ACCESS) to offer this informational event.

A Construction Craft Laborer career is for individuals who enjoy working with power tools and equipment, performing physically challenging work as part of teams that build highways, bridges, sewer systems, water mains, light-rail systems, airports, stadiums, and buildings of all sorts including factories, stores and plants. During the event, L.I.U.N.A. representatives will be on hand to further explain work specifics unique to Construction Craft Laborers and provide information about this field’s excellent benefits such as high wages, family medical and retirement plans, and ongoing, no-cost training.

To embark on this career, individuals must complete the Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program for Eastern Missouri, consisting of 296-376 hours of off-the-job related skill training at the Laborers-AGC Training Center, and 4,000 hours of on-the-job training under supervision of a qualified and competent journey level laborer. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and should possess good math, social and communication skills, be able to follow instructions, enjoy working outdoors, and be a team player.

Construction Industry sector jobs are predicted to grow significantly between now and 2016. Within 30 months, apprentices will be able to work on an increased number of St. Louis area construction projects involving multi-million and multi-billion dollar investments. Anticipated developments include Ballpark Village, Cortex, BJC Headquarters, Lord & Taylor, Wells Fargo, Mercedes, Northside Regeneration, Carondolet Coke, and The City Walk, among others.

The information session will also assist potential candidates with the application process, answer questions about eligibility, and provide career guidance and networking opportunities.

Attendees should bring their resume and dress appropriately. Those not registered with the Missouri Career Centers network will be asked to register onsite. For additional information, please contact Stacey Fowler at

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