LABORER

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Laborers work on highway construction projects, utility construction, building construction and housing, and environmental clean-up. Laborers perform tasks such as clearing, traffic control, excavation, shoring, pipe laying, backfill, compaction, transferring of grades, footing and foundations, carpenter tending, concrete placement, general clean-up, asbestos removal, hazardous waste removal.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

Construction Industry Training Council

Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Current valid driver’s license
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact Bellevue Office to apply
  • Provide copy of DD-214, proof of education and age
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
    * Veterans may qualify for direct entry and immediate placement in ranked pool of eligible applicants
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview
  • Offered employment based on rank order
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 6,000 hours / 3 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year through training facility or local college
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
    Starting Hourly Base Rate:
    1. Minimum Base Rate
    Region 1A:  Western WA     $16.37
    Region 1B:  Western WA     $14.52
    Region 2:  Eastern WA      $13.79
    Region 3:  Southern WA   $13.79
    Region 4:  Central WA       $13.91
    Map of regions here
    2. Plus GI Bill® Housing Allowance
    Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

    SEARCH SCHOOL NAMECONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TNG COUNCIL

Inland Northwest AGC

Region Covered
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Tenth grade education or equivalent
  • Physically able
  • Current valid driver’s license
  • Dependable transportation
  • Pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Submit application to training facility weekdays 0930-1500
  • Provide copy of DD-214, proof of education, driver’s license, and I-9 Documents
  • Complete interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on application and interview
  • Placed on ready-to-dispatch list
  • Complete 40-hour Safety & Orientation Training Class
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 6,000 hours / 3 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year through­­­­­ Training Facility and  Spokane Community College
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$13.80 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: INLAND NORTHWEST ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

NW College of Construction

Region Covered
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Pass drug screen test
  • May be required to possess valid driver’s license
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at Training Facility during posted openings
  • Provide copy of DD-214, proof of education and age, and any supporting documents including work history and certifications
  • Complete an interview with the committee
  • Complete Orientation and Safety Training
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview, experience, and training
  • Placed on ready-to-dispatch list
Step 3: Start
Apprenticeship
  • 4,000 hours / 2 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year at Training Facility
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$12.40 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAMEOREGON COLUMBIA LABORERS JATC

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.