Asbestos Training – Atlanta

Asbestos Work Training in Atlanta on July 25-29, 2011. Call local business manager for more information.

Weatherization Technician Course

worker doing weatherizationBuilding and weatherizing homes employs millions of workers: approximately 1.2 million new single-family homes are built in the U.S. each year, and approximately 45 million existing homes in the U.S. lack proper insulation levels.

In fact, homebuilding and renovation accounts for about half of all construction dollars spent. Job opportunities for those with skill and experience remain strong, and LIUNA Training helps provide workers with the skills they need today while [Read more…]

Opa Locka Update

In June the Laborers Southeast Training Fund will be partnering with Opa Locka Community Development Corporation, the city and Jamii Builders to offer trainings to Opa Locka resident in general construction and weatherization. Jamii Builder has recently signed an agreement with Laborers Local 1652 and will start work on several buildings this summer.

Helpful Resources

LIUNA Training and Education Fund provides many resources on their website with helpful information.  Some of their resource links represent government regulatory agencies that play a significant oversight role in the construction industry. Some represent grant funding sources. Still others represent specific specialty areas of interest, such as green construction. All are here to help you be as informed as possible about the construction industry, its history, requirements, and opportunities.  Click here to view the helpful resource links that LIUNA has provided.

Residential Home Performance Laborer is Now an Apprenticeable Trade

On January 5, 2011, the US Department of Labor (DOL), Office of Apprenticeship, approved LIUNA Training and Education Fund’s new residential Home Performance Laborer Apprenticeship Program. After extensive review and industry input, the DOL now recognizes the Home Performance Laborer (HPL) as an apprenticeable trade.

However, the HPL occupation applies only to the residential construction sector and is not recognized for use in the commercial or industrial sectors of the construction industry.  This stipulation helps differentiate the new program from LIUNA’s existing Construction Craft Laborer (CCL) Apprenticeship Program.  The HPL occupation consists of a full set of skills and competencies for several different, but related jobs.

Training in Home Performance leads to jobs in weatherization and energy efficiency; sustainable residential construction; deconstruction, rehabilitation, and retrofit; green landscaping, and environmental remediation. HPL apprentices decide which specialties they want to learn to help them build a career.

LIUNA’s new HPL Apprenticeship Program takes two years to complete and includes 2,000 hours of on-the-job learning (OJL). Apprentices attend industry related training in core skills such as construction safety, material handling, and general industry orientation. After mastering required core skills, they receive training and OJL in their preferred specialty areas. Training addresses industry skill standards and job tasks through activity-based learning, hands-on exercises, and competency assessment.