WE CREATE PATHWAYS TO EMPOWER PEOPLE TO DISCOVER THEIR TRUE POTENTIAL AND LIVE A PURPOSEFUL LIFE
Our mission is to provide employers with the best workforce in the nation. Through our Instructor and Apprenticeship staff, we strive to provide quality instruction, mentorship and services that guide our students into a future of endless opportunities for advancement. Our core values drive our performance standards at every level in this training fund, from our students to office personnel to our facilities staff. Our core values include courage, leadership, customer focus, integrity, open communication, respect, quality and teamwork.
What We Do
As a jointly administered labor-management training trust fund, we provide construction training to signatory contractors and LIUNA members in 12 counties in Southern California. Our training includes classroom instruction and practical application. Our goal is to provide students with a clear understanding of best practices in the construction industry and allow them to demonstrate their knowledge through hands-on training and assessments. With over 140 class options, our courses cover a diverse range of industries within the construction industry from environmental classes to safety classes such as OSHA 30 and
Our Core Values
Courage & Leadership
We dare to dream. We are resilient and have a tenacious spirit. We challenge the status quo to shape a better future. We exhibit confidence in ourselves and others. We inspire and motivate others to perform well. We effectively influence the actions and opinions of others. We inspire respect and trust. We display passion and optimism.
We work in a collaborate manner. We show commitment to the success of the team. We share credit for the work and contribution of others.
We strive to proactively address internal and external customer needs and concerns. We build solutions that anticipate customers’ needs.
We show personal accountability for delivering a quality customer experience. We demonstrate continuous self-development. We expect personal feedback and respond to it non-defensively.
We provide timely and responsive information when requested. We are truthful with information even when it is uncomfortable. We share opinions and are open to different points of view.
We treat people with respect and dignity. We demonstrate an appreciation for the different perspectives and work styles of other.
We exhibit sound moral and ethical principles. We follow through on commitment. We uphold organizational values. We are honest. We speak the truth and act truthfully.
Download Our Accreditation
In 2011, the Laborers Training and Retraining Fund (LTRF) was accredited by a third-party agency, International Accreditation Services, Inc. (IAS) as a training provider adhering to accreditation criteria AC 371. In 2016, the LTRF achieved accreditation as curriculum developers adhering to accreditation criteria AC372. As of 2021, both types of accreditations (training provider and curriculum development) will be combined under one accreditation criteria AC371. Through these accreditation achievements, it is the LTRF’s pledge to provide transparency and quality services that benefit our customers and industry at large.
Our focus in 2022, is specific to instructor qualifications. The demand for training at the LTRF has been in an upward spiral with no slowdown in sight. As a result, we have identified gaps in our instructor cross-training processes that require attention. The school will utilize the Instructor Development Lead to help facilitate a schedule and monitor this process. In addition, we will be adding instructor staff to our team to help alleviate the strain on our training schedule and cross-training efforts. This will refocus our priority to quality, rather than quantity output to keep up with the demands.
Programs and Wages
At The Laborers Training School, we have three (3) programs to which you can apply. There are different wages and requirements for each, but all will let you "earn while you learn" on your way to a career as a Union Laborer. You will be asked to apply to only one (1) program. To find more information about each, please click below.
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