training and education

Training and education programs began in the Fall of 1968 by utilizing existing area vocational schools. Similar training continued through 1969 in various locations throughout Indiana in such classes as: Basic Education, Blueprint Reading, Cutting and Burning and Welding. The first hands-on job skill training program provided entirely by the staff of the Indiana Laborer's Training Trust Fund began in 1970 and has continued through the present with over twenty-five thousand (25,000) individuals enrolling into various training programs provided by the Indiana Laborers' Training Trust Fund.

Recognition On December 14, 1995 the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training awarded the Indiana Laborers' Training Trust Fund a Certificate of Registration #IN040-0528 for the trade classification of Construction Craft Laborer.

Immediately after receiving this Authorization, the Indiana Laborers' Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC) began to implement the apprenticeship program with the first apprenticeship pre-employment class starting on April 29, 1996 from Local Union #213 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

The Indiana Laborers Training Trust fund was the recipient of the 2014 Top Notch Standards of Excellence Award for Training. Each year, Top Notch honors the highest level of achievement in Indiana’s Union Construction Industry in its Standards of Excellence Awards. These standards, created by Top Notch of Indiana and adopted by union tradesmen and contractors across the state, cover such industry areas as training, continuing education, safety, productivity, economic development and user/owner satisfaction.