Apprenticeship Program

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Do you want to work toward a better life, a better future? Our apprentices gain the abilities and knowledge necessary to obtain good jobs. We can help you acquire these skills too! Through classes, experience and on-the-job training you can be on your way to a new, and brighter future.

Our members build great things across Long Island. Our labor is used to build schools, colleges, churches, offices, hospitals, housing structures, memorials, parks and government facilities. We take this responsibility seriously, so every Laborer who carries a Local 66 Union Card has to uphold to the standards of the highest trained, skilled and educated in the industry. On average, it takes an Apprentice 4 years before becoming a well rounded Union Journeyman, but the rewards and hours of training prepare you to be ready for any job, and smart enough to work-it safe and earn a living for you and your family.

In addition to preparing yourself for a worthwhile career, you will gain lifelong friends and co-workers, be part of a great local union, and be given opportunities to do things that will benefit our communities. Our Apprenticeship Program does not just take anybody. A application and interview process takes place before you are accepted. With mandatory classroom time, you will also be trained on the job, by skilled seasoned veterans of the trade.

Being a Local 66 Union Laborer is not an easy commitment. Our union is the first on the jobs, and last off. We maintain safe jobsites, provide the muscle to get the job done on time and with skilled precision. But the rewards can be outstanding, and your career will be one you can be proud of. We Are Laborers Local 66, the Building Trades Finest.

Local 66 Training Fund Office
(631) 454-2330 ext. 117

More about the Program...
An apprentice is an individual who develops marketable job skills in a structured training program. Upon completion of their apprenticeship, the apprentice will have learned many skills that will help them become knowledgeable in various work areas and will have basic knowledge of many other types of work. This will give them the opportunity to learn quickly on-the-job and become valuable employees to our signatory contractors.

For all those interested in applying for the Apprenticeship Program:

  • Applications are available on Mondays or Wednesdays between 10 am & 3 PM
  • The following documents are required for the submission of the application

The following are skills you will obtain through the Apprenticeship Program: 

  • concrete placementImage
  • backfilling and tamping 
  • scaffold building and removal 
  • form stripping 
  • mason tending 
  • safety training 
  • and much more… 

Program Requirements:

  • 18 years of age 
  • Physically able to perform the work
  • High School Diploma, GED equivalent 
  • Valid Driver’s License 
  • Reliable form of transportation 
  • Must reside in Nassau or Suffolk Counties 

Length of the Program:

  • (4) years/ 4,000 hours required of on-the-job-training (OJT) 
  • Minimum 144 hours per year of classroom instruction is required. 

Curriculum Offered:

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Wages & Benefits:
Wages and benefits increase as you progress through the program, at each level (Step) 

How to Apply:
Apply in person at the Local 66 Laborers' Training Center located at 1600 Walt Whitman Road, Melville NY 11747. For further information you may call the training school at (631) 454-2330 ext. 117. 

Apprentice Testimony:

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