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Northwest Laborers-Employers Apprenticeship Program


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This one’s a no-brainer.

We need construction workers badly. So bad that we’re going to make this super easy. 

Check this out – The Laborers Apprenticeship Program offers the following:

  • you’ll receive free housing (while attending supplemental classes at Kingston or Satsop campuses)
  • free meals (while attending supplemental classes at Kingston or Satsop campuses)
  • the apprenticeship program is completely free
  • job placement
  • and a paycheck while engaged in on-the-job training

That’s what our apprenticeship program offers. Still don’t believe us? Just call and we’ll prove it to you. Seriously.

No upfront skills or knowledge are required. 

The only thing you need to do is pick up the phone and call us. We’ll take it from there. We’ll get you enrolled in a session at our training center campus in Kingston. 

Did we mention that while at Kingston or Satsop campuses, your housing, your meals and all of your training is free? I think we did.

We’ll also hook you up with all the advantages of membership in the laborers’ union: 

  • Like solid wages, you can support or start a family on. 
  • Tons of advancement opportunities to help you get ahead. 
  • Great health benefits. 
  • Even a retirement package, if you can believe it.

The Northwest Laborers Apprenticeship program in the State of Washington and Northern Idaho (Lewiston to Canadian border) consists of 6000 hours of on-the-job training and 480 hours of supplemental classroom training. Wages begin at 60% of Journeyman scale, for a first-year apprentice with no experience, and your wages will  increase with each increment of 1000 hours of on-the-job training and 80 hours of supplemental classroom training. Upon completion of your apprenticeship training, typically in about 3 to 4 years, you will achieve the rank of Journeyman Laborer and be earning an awesome wage.

The Northwest Laborers Apprenticeship program in the State of Utah consists of 4000 hours of on-the-job training and 320 hours of supplemental classroom training.

The Laborers Apprenticeship Program will not cost you a penny! Earn while you learn!

Complete the contact info below to learn more or find your nearest Laborers Local where you live and call for information when the next apprenticeship orientation will take place. We’ll see you there!

If building a cool new career in the construction community sounds good to you, contact us today by calling 800-240-9112 or by clicking right here. We’ll show you what it takes to become a part of the team and help get you started on your way.

Equal Opportunity Pledge:


NWLETT will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.

If you think you have been subjected to discrimination, you may file a complaint within 300 days from the date of the alleged discrimination or failure to follow the equal opportunity standards with Human Resources or the Training Director at 360.297.3035.


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They say there’s no such thing as a stupid question. They are wrong, as anyone who’s ever uttered the words, “What does this button do?” can tell you. The questions below are not stupid questions; they are FAQs. Just don’t ask what FAQs are. That would be a stupid question.

  • I live a long way from a training site; can I check in the night before my course?

    You betcha. Students can check in from 4 p.m. until midnight the evening prior to their course at the Kingston and Elma (Satsop) training sites. Dinner is served at the Kingston site on Sunday nights from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The Pasco, Spokane, and West Jordan, Utah, sites do not have live-in facilities.

  • Will I get travel reimbursement?

    Yep, upon successful completion of a course. The rate is based on one round trip, and is determined by the distance from the student’s local union hall to the training site.

  • What if I can’t attend a course I have been scheduled for?

    You will be in big, big trouble. Kidding. If for any reason you are unable to attend a course, please call the training program office as soon as possible. For Kingston, call 1-800-240-9112; for Utah, call 801-280-7195.

  • How long are courses?

    Here comes the answer everyone loves… it depends. Some courses run for as long as two weeks, and some are one day in length. Usually courses are eight hours per day, Monday through Friday.

  • When do courses start?

    For courses at the training sites that are one day or longer, check-in time is between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Courses in Kingston start promptly at 8 a.m.; at Satsop, 7:o0 a.m., and Des Moines, at 7:00 a.m.

  • How do I check in?

    Check-in time is usually 7:30 to 7:45 a.m. the morning of the course. If a student is rooming at the site, it’s 4 p.m. to midnight the night before. Check-in is located at the main office building. Students will fill out course registration paperwork and receive towels and a room key, if necessary. Jammies are your responsibility. Don’t forget to brush your teeth.

  • What should I bring with me to training?

    Work clothes, work boots, gloves and rain gear are required. Students are responsible for bringing their own personal grooming items and laundry soap, if needed. There is an on-site laundry facility for students’ use.

    The training program will notify students of any specific clothing and/or equipment needs. Bed linens and bath and hand towels are provided. The school also furnishes necessary tools, materials and books.

  • Where will I sleep?

    If a course is more than a day in length, a room will be provided (Kingston and Satsop only). Depending on availability, you may share a room with another student. Two rooms share one bathroom. Separate facilities are provided for women.

  • Are meals provided?

    Yes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided to students attending courses. At Kingston, breakfast is from 7 to 7:30 a.m.; lunch is served at noon, and dinner is from 5 to 5:30 p.m.

  • What is there to do in the evenings?

    The Kingston training site offers a TV lounge and board games for students to use after training hours. In addition, beaches, hiking trails, a movie theatre, shopping and other outdoor activities are located nearby.

  • I am enrolled in a two-week course; can I stay at the training site over the weekend?

    Students enrolled in two-week courses can receive housing and meals on the weekend. Students should inform their instructor when they arrive if these arrangements need to be made.

  • What are in-local courses?

    In-local courses are given by NWLETT instructors at the local union hall or at an employer’s site. They are generally refresher courses and take place in the evening hours. For example, an eight-hour flagging course could take place from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. over two evenings.

  • How do I attend in-local courses?

    Sign up for in-local courses at your local union hall. If you wish to take an in-local course offered by another local union hall, ask your business agent to call the hall offering the course and find out if there is room in the course for you to attend.

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