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The Laborers' Training and Retraining Trust for Southern California is a cooperative effort by Labor and Management to train and retrain construction craft Laborers. The Laborers' Training School trains men and women in the apprenticship program to be qualified and productive in the traditional and necessary skills of the COnstruction Craft Laborers' Trade and retrains experienced Journeymen who want to improve their skills. As a Laborer, you will operate many types of equipment, learn the many specialized jobs a Laborer must perform and you will take certification courses that meet the appropriate OSHA, Cal-Trans and Red Cross standards.

Courses offered:

Certification Courses

  • Traffic Control
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Scaffold User
  • Scaffold Builder
  • OSHA (10 Hour Course)
  • Confined Space
  • Fire Watch
  • Forklift
  • Welding
  • Steward Training

Industry Courses

  • 40 Hour Landscaping
  • 40 Hour Pipe Laying
  • 40 Hour Concrete Construction
  • 40 Hour Asphalt Paving
  • 40 Hour Tilt-up Construction

Equipment Endorsement Courses

  • Boom Lift Safety
  • Skid Steer Safety
  • Horizontal Drilling
  • Air Tools
  • Trench Plates and Shoring
  • Fall Protection

Environmental Courses

  • Hazardous Waste Worker (80 hours)
  • Lead Abatement (40 hours)
  • Asbestos Abatement (40 hour)

For further details, please visit the Southern California Laborers' Training School website at

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10/1/2003 HazMat Training Class Photos