Training and Apprenticeship

Specialized skills in the building and construction industry gives trades' workers a competitive employment advantage. In today's technically-evolving construction site, skilled and experienced workers are familiar with all that a contracted project entails.

To maintain skills at industry standard can be a challenge for any construction workers. Not having the time and money to afford training,  is usually the case for most workers.  That's where union members have the advantage over unskilled workers.

Local 1822 members receive free, hands-on training in the building and construction trades with over 50 different courses available, such as hazardous materials remediation, remote tunnels, concrete work, masonry, solar fields and surveying.  It's time to get some class! Open doors to new opportunity and advancement. Register for class today!

Apprentice Information

      • Apprenticeship Term – 4000 hours (may receive credit for qualified experience.

      • Classroom Training Required – 450 hours – Oswego Training Center.

      • Education – GED or equivalent required.

      • Age – Must be 18 years of age

      • Transportation – Drivers license and/or own transportation to and from job

      • Travel – Local 1822 territory include: 7 counties Franklin, St. Lawrence, Lewis, and Jefferson, Warren, Essex, and Clinton

      • Pay Rate – Starts at 60% of pay rate worked. Every 1000 hours completed increases percentage by 10%

      • Basic Job Duties 

      • Building Work – Mason tending, carpenter tending, scaffold building, concrete mixing/pouring, environmental work, etc

      • Heavy & Highway Work – Laying pipe, grade work, environmental work, flagging and traffic control, etc.

Contact Information

Local 1822 Training:

Coordinator:  Joshua Avery 518-561-3240

Upstate New York Laborers’ Training Center
8005 St. Rt. 104
Oswego, NY 13126
Phone: 315-343-8553
Fax: 315-343-0420

New York State Laborers' Organizing Fund
35-11 35th Avenue
Astoria, New York 11106
Tel: (718) 937-7447
Fax: (718) 937-7874

Contact: Scott Hilyard
Phone: (315) 769-8731


  • See Scholarship Application below