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Apprenticeship Information

The Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship Program accepts applications year round for Apprentices. We do formal interviews twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. Apprentices are required to attend 100 hours of classroom training per year for a total of 300 hours. Apprentices will receive wage increases every 1334 hours of work, provided they have also completed thier classroom requirements. They are also required to work 4000 hours. First year apprentices receive 75% of Journeyman wages. Second year apprentices receive 85% and Third year receive 90% of Journeymans wages. Training is offered free of charge to our Apprentices and there are numerous training opportunities each year in a multitude of classes. Construction Craft Laborer Apprentices must be members in good standing with Laborers Local 1686 and maintain their membership throughout their apprenticeship. Please pick up an application at the nearest Laborers Local 1686 office or the local Job Service office. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Nature of Work

Today’s Construction Craft laborer is a person of many talents, able to work on a variety of construction and environmental projects. Physical ability plays a major role in this profession. Laborers’ work runs the gamut from pick and shovel to computers and lasers. The ability to perform a variety of jobs on a single site is vital to success. 

Entrance Requirements

 AGE: Minimum 18 years.

 Health: Must be physically capable of performing hard work.

 Education: Must have a high school diploma or GED.


Working Conditions:

 A Laborers work is highly active and very strenuous. Laborers work in all weather and under all conditions, from underground to high in the air.  The work is seasonal.  Laborers may also be exposed to physically dangerous jobs and hazardous materials.  


Employment Outlook:

 Laborers are the first craft on the construction site and the last to be laid off. Advancing Trade Technology will mean that laborers with exceptional skills and training will always be in demand. The current shortages of skilled construction workers will guarantee work for the construction craft laborer with skills and ambition.

Tracy Thompson, Missoula Field Rep.

(406) 543-4782 Work

(406) 498-2537 Cell

208 E. Main St., Missoula MT 59801


Adam Haight, Business Manager

(406) 442-1441 Work

(406) 490-5199

(800) 988-1686 Toll Free

3100 Horseshoe Bend Rd, Helena MT 59602


 Zach Clinch, Butte Field Rep.

(406) 723-8102 Work

(406) 490-6128 Cell

156 W. Granite, Butte 59701


 Kim Deal, Billings Field Rep.

(406) 259-4471 Work

(406) 697-0309 Cell

1111 Main St. #9, Billings MT 59801


Brian Boland , Great Falls Field Rep.

(406) 452-3653 Work

(406) 788-1107 Cell

1112 7Th. St. South, Great Falls MT 59405

The JATC commits to the following Equal Opportunity Pledge:

“The JATC will not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.” and Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Montana State Plan.


Sep 21, 2018

Apprentice Application WITH EEO.xls

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