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A construction apprenticeship is a way to learn job skills while you work and earn good wages.

Below is a list of the construction trades and their unions. You can click on any of the links below and they will take you directly to their union website or apprenticeship program. You can also look at our list of union hall apprenticeship programs in your local area. This list has direct website links to specific union halls in MN.

In addition, is a great website to help you find information and contacts about apprenticeship programs, specific information about their trade and construction career opportunities.


Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers. Members refer to themselves as blacksmiths, forgers, ship builders, cement workers, stove workers, metal polishers, or numerous other job descriptions.


Bricklayers and Block layers, Stone/Marble/Cement Masons, Tile Layers and Tile Finishers, Terrazzo Workers, Pointers/Cleaners/Caulkers, Concrete Products Specialists. Marble Shop workers and Materials Handlers.

Bricklayers Union 6-Week Course
Six continuous weeks of mostly practical exercises that expose potential apprentice candidates to the basics of the trade. Upon successful Completion of the training, an attempt will be made to find placement for the candidates with one of our signatory employers. Limited SCHOLARSHIPS
are available.

Download: Pre-JobFlyer2016

Internatial Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers


They assist in site preparation; build concrete forms and decks; frame walls and roofs; hang interior and exterior walls; install windows, doors, acoustical ceilings, cabinetry, countertops and trim; and install locks, hardware and specialty furniture.

Cement Mason/Concrete Finisher

Screening, floating and troweling of cement surfaces; work on concrete construction (buildings, floors, curbs, sidewalks, highways); laying, spreading and finishing of concrete; setting of curb forms and expansion strips in buildings, sidewalks and driveways; sawing and scoring all concrete; operation of machinery (floats, troweling machines, cement guns, etc.).

International Brotherhood of Operative Plasters' and Cement Masons


Includes the installation of wires and equipment that deliver current in the construction, maintenance, and operation of electrical systems. This includes work on new or old buildings, houses, power plants and other similar places.

Elevator Constructors

Elevator construction involves work with basic electricity and rotating DC generators. Constructors work with pit structures and guide rails. Work involves machine room and overhead installation, car and counterweight assembly, circuit tracing, construction wiring, elevator rope replacement, etc.

International Union of Elevator Conductors

Floor Cover-er

Includes the preparation of floors and the installation of carpet (glued or stretched), sheet vinyl, and resilient tile. In some cases, preparation of floors and installation of prefinished wood and laminate floors are included in the job.

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters


The installation of aluminum metal storefronts, window frames, doors and frames for entrances, curtain walls on high-rise building, ribbon windows, installation of glass and glass substitute.

International Association of Sheet metal Workers

Heat and Frost Insulator

Heat and frost insulators fabricate, assemble and apply insulation materials to plumbing, heating, cooling and refrigeration systems, as well as piping equipment and pressure vessels, to reduce the passage of heat, cold, sound, smoke or fire.

International Assocation of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers


Structural Ironworkers unload, erect and connect fabricated iron beams to form the project skeleton. They work primarily on industrial, commercial and large residential buildings, as well as build towers, bridges, stadiums and prefabricated metal buildings.

Download:  Union Ironworker Apprentice Flyer

International Association of of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers


Laborers are the backbone of the Construction Industry. Laborers perform work in nearly every facet of construction; including, but not limited to, Building, Highway & Heavy, Environmental Remediation, Mainline Pipeline, Distribution, Landscaping, and Commercial Cleaning.

Minnesota and North Dakota Greater Region Laborers Union


Lathers install the supporting backings on ceilings or walls on which plaster or other materials are applied. Work involves gypsum and composition board and/or wood lathe.

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters


Work involves the assembly, erection, installation and maintenance of all types of industrial machines and equipment. Includes; presenting installations and moving production equipment and machines.

Minnesota Statewide Limitedenergy JATC

The JATC provides apprenticeship training and continuing education for the power-limited electrical industry; specifically, to members and contractors signatory to the Minnesota Limited Energy Agreement.

Minnesota Statewide Limitedenergy JATC

Operating Engineer

Operating Engineers operate and maintain almost all the engine-powered machines and equipment used in the construction industry. The equipment includes bulldozers, cranes, loaders, scrapers and other related heavy equipment.

Operating Engineer


Painters apply paint, stain, and coatings to walls, buildings, bridges, and other structures. Painting requires a lot of climbing, bending, kneeling, and stretching. Although most painters learn their trade informally on the job, some learn through a formal apprenticeship.

Finishing Trades Institute International

Pile Driver

Includes the assembly and breakdown of all piledriving equipment, including cranes. Much climbing on leads is necessary, which can be as high as 100 feet. Job often includes heavy lifting, torch cutting and welding.

North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters


Pipefitters install, maintain, and repair high and low pressure steam systems, high and low pressure hot water systems, snow melting systems, refrigeration systems, heating, gas and oil piping, pneumatic, electronic controls, air conditioning and also provide instrumentation and valve repair.

UA Local 455 Steamfitters, Pipfitters and HVACR Technicians


House plastering, cement stucco, covering, plastering, repairing, texture plastering, fireproof construction, plastering on concrete and masonry, etc.

Finishing Trades Institue International


Installation of a system of pipes and equipment to supply water and other systems of piping and equipment to take care of waste and sewage.

Plumbers Joint Journeyman and Apprentice Training:    The Minneapolis Plumbers Joint Journeyman and Apprentice Training Committee will be accepting applications for apprenticeship February 29 through March 11,2016. Applications will be available to be filled out during that period only, in person from 8:00 3:30 P.M.,Monday through Friday at the Plumbing Technology Building, located on the NE corner of the Dunwoody College of Technology Campus, 818 Dunwoody Blvd.,Minneapolis, MN 55403 . This is for the application process only.  St Cloud apprentices will work in the St Cloud jurisdiction.

This opportunity is an application to the Plumbers Union a to be an apprentice it is not a job opening with a specific company.  Download: Application Information, Application Information/St. Cloud.

Plumbers Local 15

Roofer/Water Proofer

Roffers apply a variety of materials including hot and cold build-up roofing and/or waterproofing, asphalt, shingles, tile and single ply roofing materials including EPDM, PVC, Hypalon and modified bitumen.

United Union of Roofers, Waterproffers & Allied Workers

Sheet Metal Worker

Being a Sheet Metal Worker involves the fabrication, erection, installation, repairing, replacing and servicing of all residential heating and air conditioning systems and the architectural sheet metal work on such residences.

International Association of Sheet Metal Workers

Sprinkler fitter

The installation of sprinkler fire protection systems in all types of construction, mostly commercial, using valves hangars, steel and plastic pipe.

Sprinkler Fitters Local #417 Minneapolis-St. Paul

Steam fitter

Steamfitters are pipe-fitters who have chosen to specialize in pipes that carry high-pressure steam, water and other elements.

UA Local 455 Steamfittersm HVACR Technicians and Pipefitters

Taper & Finisher

Taper and Finishers apply plasterboard or other wallboard to ceilings and interior walls of buildings. They seal joints between plasterboard or other wallboard to prepare wall surface for painting or papering.

Finishing Trades Institute International

Truck Driver

Responsible for driving a tractor-trailer in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as well as company policies and procedures to transport various materials in a safe and timely manner.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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