LTC-Website-Pic---ApprenticeshipsmThe Laborers’ apprenticeship program is for those with little or no experience in the construction trades who want to begin a career as a Construction Craft Laborer. It is a combination of 4,000 hours of work in the field and six weeks of school. The Program allows apprentices to perform many of the types of construction performed by Laborers such as pouring concrete, laying asphalt, installing storm drains and water mains, working on bridges and driving tunnels. Laborers also perform many safety-related duties such as flagging and traffic control.


In order to be eligible to join the apprenticeship program you must:

• Be at least 18 years old
• Have the ability to communicate safely on a jobsite
• Be physically able to perform the work of the craft
• Pass a drug test
• Must have a valid Government Issued ID.


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CCL Special Single Shift & Shift Differential
P&H Improvement Laborer
Tunnel Laborer & Special Single Shift
Traffic Control Laborer

Brick Tender

Plaster Tender

The Steps to Join the Program

You must first fill out an online application.

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For a list of frequently asked questions, click here.

Applications are available from March 1 to June 30. Once the application is processed, you will be invited to a 1-day orientation. There, you will be given additional information about the program, participate in a hands-on skills assessment and be interviewed by a member of the apprenticeship program. Those who receive passing scores will be placed on the List of Eligibles.

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How to Increase Your Chances for Acceptance

The Laborers Apprenticeship Program’s Board of Trustees believes that completing a Pre-Apprenticeship Program offers participants the best chance of being a successful apprentice. Because of this, graduates of approved pre-apprenticeship programs are given priority (Direct Entry) over those who have not completed such a program. Below is a list of approved Pre-Apprenticeship Programs, one or more of which may be in your area. You are encouraged to contact one of these programs and ask how you can join. If you do not see one in your area, it means that, as of now, there are no approved Pre-Apprenticeship Programs there and that nobody will be given priority placement over you.

San Francisco County

  • City Build – Office of Economic Workforce Development
    (415) 401-4889
  • SFCC/SF RAMP – Office of Economic Workforce Development
    (415) 928-7417 x 313

San Mateo County

San Joaquin County

Sacramento County

Contra Costa County

Fresno County

  • State Center Community College District CTE
    (559) 244-5900

Yolo County

Alameda County

Merced County