Hopkinton and Pomfret Apprenticeship Programs

We’re proud to offer training in two state-of-the-art New England Laborers’ Training Academies located in Hopkinton, Massachusetts and Pomfret, Connecticut. These training academies are fully equipped and offer LIUNA members a variety of courses in the areas of general construction, hazardous waste remediation, lead and asbestos, abatement, cutting and burning, and more.

As Apprentices are accepted into the program, their first glimpse of the Laborers’ trade is a four-week general construction course at one of our facilities. After completing and passing this course, all individuals will be registered Apprentice Laborers in their respective states and begin working on union construction projects.

The Apprentice Laborers’ rate of pay is based on a percentage of the Journey-workers Laborer rate for the zone where the job site is located. All apprentices start at 60 percent of the Journey-workers’ wage and receive a 10% increase for every 1,000 hours worked. To graduate to become a Journey-worker, you must log 4,000 work hours and 300 classroom hours.

Learn more about our wage rates.

Apply to Be an Apprentice

New England Laborers’ Training Academy accepts applications to join the Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship Program 4 times a year. To apply to become a Local 22 apprentice, you must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have an active drivers license, your own reliable transportation to and from work, and be drug-free.

Applicants must live in one of the cities or towns listed below. If you do not live in our area you must fill out the application at the union hall that covers the city or town you live in (use the map below). Qualified individuals should fill out the application at the Local 22 Union Hall in Malden between 9:00 A.M. and 12 P.M. on these scheduled dates:

  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021
  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021
  • Tuesday, September 14, 2021
  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021

If you have any questions regarding out apprenticeship program and the application process contact the Apprenticeship Office.

  • New England Laborers’ Training Trust Fund
  • Apprenticeship Office
  • 37 East Street Hopkinton, MA 01748
  • Office: (508) 544- 9830
  • E-mail- apprenticeship@nelap.org
  • Website: https://nelaborerstraining.org

    To view the Union Hall location, visit the Contact page.

    Local 22 Jurisdiction: Boston, Allston, Arlington, Belmont, Beverly, Brookline, Burlington, Chelsea, Essex, Everett, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Manchester, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Reading, Revere, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Swampscott, Topsfield, Wenham, Wakefield, Winchester, Winthrop, Woburn

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