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.
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
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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.
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.