1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Ste. 525
Springfield, IL 62707



Training the Trainers


At LIUNA, before we train skilled Laborers, we train the trainers. Skilled instructors are as vital to creating a skilled workforce as that skilled workforce is to delivering a good product.

LIUNA's Instructor Development Program (IDP) provides our training centers a steady source of skilled, professional instructors. This multi-year course of study trains instructors in technical construction skills, and adult education practices and techniques.

Dozens of market-specific “train-the-trainer” courses enable Laborer instructors to learn and teach specific skills, including:

• Asbestos abatement;
• Concrete practices and procedures;
• Construction math;
• Construction supervision;
• Hazardous waste remediation;
• Lead abatement;
• Construction lining and grading;
• Microbial (mold) remediation.

Throughout 2004, more than 300 Laborer instructors attended our professional and technical train-the-trainer courses, then worked with LIUNA local unions and signatory contractors to prepare Laborers for specific projects and jobs.