The Construction Craft Laborers (CCL) Program at Medford Vocational and Technical High School has been leading the nation in construction training for almost 20 years. Built through a partnership between Laborers’ Local 22, LiUNA New England, and Medford Vocational High School, the program provides students with industry-leading training and instruction.
The curriculum, developed in close collaboration with our training program in Hopkinton, prepares students for the construction industry by emphasizing teamwork, safety, accountability, and good work habits. Students of the program are automatically eligible to join the Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprenticeship program and become Local 22 Union Members right out of high school, after they graduate.
Since its launch in 2003, the program has become the blueprint for construction programs at vocational schools throughout Massachusetts and across the country. In 2018, Local 22 built on the success of the CCL Program by launching a second branch of the program at Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical High School. The program began in January 2019 with a pilot program of 6 students from Gloucester High School traveling to Essex Tech to take shop classes, and grew to include students from Salem and Peabody. Today, Essex Tech now has a dedicated classroom and shop areas outfitted for Local 22 and the CCL program.
We are proud of all our graduates and look forward to their success as brothers and sisters of Laborers’ Local 22.