Frequently Asked Questions

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study (classroom work and reading)

How do I contact Colorado Laborers Training about the Apprenticeship Program?

You can access the Apprenticeship page on this site. clcet.com/apprenticeship. Submit the contact form on that page for more information.

What is registered apprenticeship?

Registered apprenticeships are high-quality work-based learning and post-secondary earn-and- learn models that meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies).

How is registered apprenticeship different from other types of work-based training models?

Registered apprenticeship training is distinguished from other types of workplace training by several factors: (1) participants who are newly hired (or already employed) earn wages from employers during training; (2) programs must meet national standards for registration with the U.S. Department of Labor (or federally-recognized State Apprenticeship Agencies); (3) programs provide on-the-job learning and job-related technical instruction; (4) on-the-job learning is conducted in the work setting under the direction of one or more of the employer’s personnel; and (5) training results in an industry-recognized credential.

How Do I Get On The Out-Of-Work List?

Getting on the out-of-work list is easy. When you get laid-off, call the local union. Tell the local that you are out of work and want to be placed on the out-of-work list.

I am applying for a loan/mortgage/refinancing. Who do I list as my employer?

When applying for a loan, mortgage, etc., or when refinancing, you should list your current employer as the company that you are working for at the time of filling out paperwork and not Colorado Laborers Apprenticeship. Due to the nature of construction jobs, members work for various contractors/companies for various amounts of time. You are a dues paying member of the local but not an employee. Colorado Laborers Apprenticeship does not pay you each week, the company you are working for pays you, making them your employer.

What do I do if I have a change of address/phone number?

Contact us and the union hall as soon as possible so that your information can be updated in the computer and with the International Union

How much does the program cost?

There is no cost for the apprenticeship program.

Is a High School diploma or GED required to apply?

Yes,a high school diploma or GED is required to apply. Also applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older, and be physically able to work in the construction industry

What Is The School’s Hours of Operation?

The School is open Monday through Friday. Classes run from 8:00AM-4:30PM Classes are taught Monday through Friday The office is closed on weekends.

How Can I Get A Work Process Or Work Record Book?

1.Apprentices can call the office and have a work process mailed to their home address. 2. Call your Apprenticeship Cooradinator 3. Call your local Union Hall