| All Laborers Local 785 members are eligible to attend as many hours of FREE safety and skills training as they wish.
Our training is provided by the Upstate NY Laborers’ Education & Training Center headquartered in Oswego, New York and at our satellite facilities in Binghamton, Ithaca, and Elmira Heights.
The Upstate New York Laborers’ Training Center’s courses and instructors are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency; New York State’s Department of Labor, Health, and OSHA; and by the Laborers.
Course work includes (but is not limited to):
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Local 785 apprentices are “Laborers-in-training”. The Local 785 Apprenticeship program incorporates 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, 288 hours of “Classroom” training, as well as attendance at monthly Union meetings. In order to provide a well-rounded experience for the apprentice, on-the-job training includes a combination of work hours in heavy & highway and building construction. The classroom training compliments the on-the-job training and includes the necessary certifications required by NY State DOT and OSHA, construction math, environmental certifications, fundamentals of blueprint reading, operation and care of hand tools and equipment, safety training and First Aid/CPR to name just a few.
The classroom training compliments the on-the-job training and includes the necessary certifications required by NY State DOT and OSHA, construction math, environmental certifications, fundamentals of blueprint reading, operation, and care of hand tools and equipment, safety training and First Aid/CPR to name just a few.
Apprentices are paid a portion of the journeyperson’s rate while they perform their on-the-job training. Apprenticeships are a win-win opportunity for everyone. Contractors receive the benefit of a reduction in payroll costs, and the opportunity to provide training and experience for the next generation of Laborers.
Apprentices receive the benefit of training alongside a journeyperson and the opportunity to build a career in the construction industry.
The apprentice program provides a career path for non-traditional groups such as women and people of color.
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