Physical and technical skills required to perform tasks associated with work done by Construction Craft Laborers can include the construction, remodeling and demolition of buildings, dams, bridges, airports, streets, sewers, tunnels, etc. Typically, a laborer may do placement of asphalt and concrete, assisting brick masons, carpenters, and plaster masons, earth compaction, pavement breaking, landscaping, pipe laying, cleanup, flagging environmental remediation (including asbestos, hazardous waste, lead, and radiation abatement), cutting and burning steel, rigging, sandblasting, etc. Most of the environmental remediation courses require written testing to gain certification.

Laborers International Union of North America
Local Union #177
Des Moines, IA 50317

For more information on this apprenticeship program contact:
Jack Comegys


Iowa Laborers Education and Training Fund
Local Union #353
5806 Meredith Dr
Des Moines, IA 50322

For more information on this apprenticeship program contact:
Lynn Pickard

Tom Hayes
Phone: 515-265-6131