In the PA Laborers’ Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program, construction craft laborers receive on-the-job training and classroom courses from experienced instructors in construction language, care and safe use of tools of the trade, O.S.H.A., and First Aid/CPR.

As a Laborers apprentice, you will receive instruction on some of the following:

  • Construction Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Flagging Certification
  • First Aid/CPR Training
  • Scaffolding Systems
  • Rod (rebar) Tying
  • Air and Compaction Tools

Terms Of Apprenticeship

  • 4,000 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 288 hours of related classroom instruction

Qualification Requirements Of The Program

  • Be at least 18 at the time of acceptance into the program
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Pass a drug test – drug use is not tolerated in the construction industry, where safety is a life and death issue

Applications Are Available On A Continuous Basis.

Contact Mike Laquatra at (724) 352-2224
The training site is located in Saxonburg, PA, with 51 acres of land and a 7,788 square foot training facility.


317 Deer Creek Road
Saxonburg, PA 16056

Contact: Mike Laquatra (Apprenticeship Coordinator)
Telephone: (724) 352-2224

Skill Arcade Games

These games can get you started on YOUR path to a Laborers Apprenticeship!

Construction Crane Rigging

A tool for all construction trades to practice their understanding of mobile crane hand signals.

Construction Crane Signals

A tool for all construction trades to practice their understanding of mobile crane hand signals.

Road Builder Blitz

Middle school aged children will love these fun mini-games that highlight various construction jobs and career paths.

Job Pro: Get Hired Construction

Get Hired Construction puts you in the hot seat of an interview for a construction job.

Traffic Control

Battle the elements as you flag cars, emergency vehicles, and heavy construction trucks past your dig site.


Tying rebar takes hand-eye coordination, time and finesse. Think you’ve got what it takes?

Harness Hero: Bridge Edition

Start practicing proper fall arrest setup in a fun and safe way!

Site Coach: Start Smart Construction

Safety risks come in various forms on a construction site. Show that you can identify them all.

Site Coach: Ladder Safety Construction

Safety risks come in various forms on a construction site. Get oriented and show that you can identify ladder safety issues.

Site Coach: Fall Hazards

Get oriented and show that you can identify potential fall hazards.

Lift Coach: Plan Your Lift

Ready to practice using safer postures to lift and move an object?

Lift Coach: Plan Your Route

Practice planning how to safely lift and move construction materials on a jobsite to avoid injury.

Apprenticeship & Career Opportunities


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Operating engineers oversee the operation, maintenance, and repair of heavy construction equipment including cranes, backhoes, loaders, scrapers, and bulldozers, which is essential for creating roads, dams, bridges, and airports.

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Skilled workers, heavy equipment operators, carpenters, concrete finishers, and laborers are needed! Learn about the benefits of union membership and career opportunities in western PA.

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Construction Inspectors ensure projects follow plans and specifications and are responsible for projects being completed on time and within budget.

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