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.

 


APPRENTICESHIP


New Mexico Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Fund



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.