Education and Training

Laborers’-AGC Training Center
The Construction Craft Laborer Training Center is located in High Hill Missouri and encompasses a core curriculum that prepares Union Laborers for work in the construction industry. Specialized courses that target industry segments include concrete placement, pipe laying, trenching and shoring, and mason tending to name a few.

Education and Training TabCourses now at the training center can also earn college credits towards a 2 year degree in Applied Sciences.

For more information go to Eastern Missouri Construction Craft Training Center.
Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program
35 Opportunity Road
High Hill, MO 63350
(636) 585-2391
Fax:(636) 585-2604

Associates Degree in a Skilled Craft
The Construction Craft Laborers’ Apprentice Program has been working with the officials from several junior colleges on the details of a unique program.  In this new innovative program, Construction Craft Laborers can now apply their apprenticeship training hours, completed at the Laborers’-AGC Training Center, toward a two-year Associates Degree in Applied Sciences.
An Associates in Applied Science (AAS) degree requires students to earn 64 college credit hours.  This new two-year degree program recognizes the skills and abilities Construction Craft Laborers acquire during their period of apprenticeship by counting it as 49 college credit hours, leaving the student to earn only 15 additional credit hours at St. Louis Community College.
This specific curriculum is designed for students to enhance their employment, career and advancement opportunities with today’s construction contractors.

“With this degree in hand, Laborers can move up as superintendents or could start their own companies,” said John Mulligan, Management Trustee of the Laborers’ Training Fund.  “This program offers workers a great opportunity.  The benefits of additional education are endless.”

This degree offers more flexibility than traditional campus-based AAS degree programs, the student earns college credit for his/her on-the-job training, sharpens skills through supervised practice, as well as develops additional skills for living and work.

The program was designed to advance education and degree options.  It is designed for the student already in the workforce, participating in the apprenticeship program, and and making progress towards earning a journeyman’s license.


LECET Tuition Reimbursement  
Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust is offering  full tuition reimbursement to qualifying laborers wishing to proceed with their education through St. Louis Community College.

To qualify for tuition reimbursement, you must fit the following criteria:

  • a member of an Eastern Missouri Laborers Local Union throughout education
  • a current enrollee (and continued enrollment) or graduate of the Laborers’-AGC Apprenticeship Program
  • be a second term apprentice (first term apprentices do not qualify)
  • provide a letter of recommendation from current employer
  • must keep local union dues up to date
  • sign a letter of intent with the EMLDC – LECET to follow through with entire degree program
  • cannot be receiving any other grant or scholarship funding
  • must be interviewed by an individual of the LECET staff

To maintain eligibility for reimbursement, students are required to complete the necessary courses in three (3) years of enrollment. In order to be reimbursed for classes students must receive a “C” or better. LECET will not pay for re-enrollment of failed courses. Students who fail a class (“F” or “D”) will lose their scholarship. To acquire an application or for more information, call 314-291-0373.