New Mexico Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Fund

Purpose of Apprenticeship Program

The purpose of the apprenticeship program is to develop a qualified, versatile and safe work force. A skilled work force creates profit for the worker and the contractor.  Owners of projects expect contractors to produce a quality project at a competitive price. Contractors must have skilled, safe workers to be competitive. Apprenticeship will give you a combination of on the job experience and off the job training to help you become a valued construction team member and a qualified Construction Craft Laborer.


Term of the Apprenticeship Program

The Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship program consists of 4,000 hours of on the job experience and a minimum of 420 hours off the job related training.  Wages begin at 72.6%  of Journey person scale and may increase when each 1000 hours of work completed if all of the program training requirements have been completed as well.