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Skilled Laborers
1st class - Application deadline is February 7, 2020 -- testing and interviews in February/March 2020
2nd class - Application deadline is April 24, 2020 -- testing and interviews in May 2020
3rd class - Application deadline is June 5, 2020 -- testing and interviews in June/July 2020
Applications are accepted year-round.  Selection for the first class will include all 33 counties in Western PA.  Selection for additional classes will be according to workforce needs.
HOW TO APPLY:  Applications can be downloaded at  Mail or drop off application and fee to:  Western PA Laborers Training Center, 317 Deer Creek Road, Saxonburg, PA  16056.
APPLICANT SELECTION:  Selection is based on the needs within the region of western PA.  Candidates will be selected by an appointed panel using job-related selection testing and interview.  These programs offer an excellent training opportunity, they do not guarantee full employment.  Employment is assigned by the Union as provided for in the collective bargaining agreements.
  • At least 18 years old when selected
  • High school diploma or GED certificate
  • Valid PA driver's license & dependable transportation
  • Pass a drug test
  • A non-refundable $25 fee at time of application (money order or cashier's check)
  • Reside in one of the 33 counties of western PA for past 6 months
Joint Apprenticeship Schools of the Union Building Trades
The success of any construction project depends on the quality of the people who build it.  Here in western Pennsylvania, we have 30 tuition-free quality apprenticeship programs that produce some of the finest craftspeople in the country.  The combination of outstanding curricula and on-the-job training creates a skilled workforce capable of building any type of size of construction project.  
  • Earn While You Learn
  • Tuition Free
  • Paid on the Job Training   
  • College Credits Available
Go to and click on the Apprenticeships tab for more information on these rewarding careers:
    Boilermakers                                   Operating Engineers                    
    Bricklayers & Allied Crafts            Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons
    Carpenters                                       Painters, Drywall Finishers, Glaziers
    Electricians                                      Plumbers
    Elevator Constructors                    Roofers
    Insulators                                         Sheet Metal Workers
    Iron Workers                                    Sprinkler Fitters
    Laborers                                           Steamfitters
Heat & Frost Insulators and Allied Workers
Applications will be available at the Insulators Training Center, 109 Pleasant Drive, Suite B, Aliquippa, PA  15001 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:  October 28, 29, 30, 31, November 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • Applicant must pick up the application in person and have a photo identification.  A non-refundable $25.00 processing fee is due upon the receipt of the application.  Payment must be by money order or cashier's check, made payable to the "Insulator's Joint Apprenticeship Program".
  • Applicant must return the completed application to the office of the committee, postmarked on or before November 15, 2019.
  • Applicant must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.
  • Applicant must be a high school graduate or have a GED at the time of application.
  • Applicant must have a dependable form of transportation.