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Laborers' Local 872 Apprenticeship

What is a Laborer?

In construction, Laborers are often the first craft worker to arrive on a project and the last to leave. Duties performed involve heavy highway (asphalt placement), traffic control, building construction, (site preparation, concrete placement, material stocking, cleanup), scaffold building, demolition, environmental remediation, underground utilities and tunnel and shaft construction. Using tools such as shovels, picks, rakes, brooms, wheelbarrows, gas, or diesel powered compacting equipment & buggies. Working conditions will vary according to the weather and the type of work performed at heights, in trenches, or sometimes underground.

What is required to apply?

  • Must by at least 18 years old

  • Copy of Birth certificate

  • Copy of valid U.S. picture I.D.

  • Copy of High School Diploma, or equivalent

About Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is the relation between an employer and an apprentice employee during which the apprentice learns a specific trade. An apprentice who completes the term of apprenticeship is granted the privileges of journey worker status. By entering a trade through an apprenticeship program, one receives the benefits of employment, education, and often, union membership. It is important to mention that apprenticeship graduates tend to work more steadily, learn the trade faster, work safer and are more likely to hold supervisory positions.

What is the Application Procedure

  • Applications will be available from January 6 - 31, 2020

  • Attend & take the New Entrant Exam

  • Participate in an Oral Interview

Getting Accepted

You will be scored according to your application, exam and interview. This score will be integrated into the existing list of applicants. As we need Apprentices, we invite those who have scored above 70. They will attend an 80 hr (2 week) craft orientation before they will be placed on the out of work list.

Responsibilities of an Apprentice

1. To diligently and faithfully perform the work of the occupation, respecting the property of the Employer. Develop safe working habits, abide by the working rules to ensure their own safety, as well as that of their fellow workers.

2. To abide by the Standards/Procedures and Policies as established by the Training Committee.

3. To regularly attend and satisfactorily complete the required related instruction of 320 ours of classroom/hands on instruction.

4. To cooperate in and successfully pass any required drug test and remain drug free at all times while at school and work.

5. Turn in progress log monthly.

Term & Course Study

The Apprenticeship program is 4,000 hours, approximately 2  years. Once accepted into it, the Apprentice must complete an 80 hour Craft Orientation class to familiarize them with the work in the field. Thereafter they must attend one 40 hour class per quarter. Most apprentice classes are held Mon-Fri 7am - 3:30pm. It is necessary for the Apprentice to take a week off work a quarter to attend classes. Many of these classes are College of Southern Nevada credited; Hence, you are earning college credits while learning a trade. Once completing the initial 80 hour Craft Orientation you are placed on the out of work list. You may look for a job or we will attempt to place you in employment. During your employment you are to keep a daily log, which must be
signed by your supervisor and turned into the Apprentice Coordinator monthly.

Legal Notice

The recruitment, selection, employment training of apprentice during their
apprenticeship shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, including (pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation,
genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40
years or older. The sponsor will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity
in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program ass required under
title 29of the code of Federal Regulations, Part30, and Governors Office of Workforce
Innovation (OWINN) and Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship.


A Board of Trustees consisting of labor and management representatives administers the training trust fund. The Board of Trustees of the fund serves without compensation and is appointed by their respective organizations.