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,