Apprenticeship Program
An apprentice is an individual who develops marketable job skills in a structured training program. Upon completion of their apprenticeship, the apprentice will have learned many skills that will help them become knowledgeable in various work areas and will have basic knowledge of many other types of work. This will give them the opportunity to learn quickly on-the-job and become valuable employees to our signatory contractors. 


The following are skills you would be able to obtain
  • concrete placement
  • pipe laying
  • backfilling
  • trenching and shoring


  • scaffold building and removal
  • form stripping
  • mason tending
  • safety training
  • and much moreÖ
  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma, GED equivalent preferred or proof of a 10th grade education
  • Valid Driverís License when submitting an application and at the start of the pre-construction evaluation course.
  • Must successfully complete and pass the Pre-Construction Apprenticeship Evaluation Course.
Length of Program:
  • Two (2) years/ 4,000 hours required of on-the-job-training (OJT)
  • Minimum 145 hours per year of classroom instruction is required.
Curriculum Offered
Course Description Hours
Construction Safety & General Courses  
 First Aid/CPR/AED & Bloodborne Pathogens 6
 Back Training & Nutrition 3
 Flag-person Traffic Control & Work Zone Safety 6
 OSHA 10 10
 Air Tools & Small Gas Engines 28
 Computer Basic Training 3
 Asbestos Awareness 3
 Lead Awareness 3
 Confined Space Entry Permitted 6
 Fire Watch 3
 Respiratory Protection 3
 Rigging & Signaling 20
 Aerial Boom Lift Operator 4
 Man Lift/Scissor Lift Operator 4


Site Construction  
 Sewer Pipe, Drain Pipe, Streets & Roads 40
 Water Pipe Systems 40


Building Construction  
 Concrete Training 40
 Mason Tender (Includes the following 2 courses) 32
  • Fall Protection
  • Scaffold User Training with hands on component


Plan Reading  
 Plan Reading & Line and Grade 28


Wages and Benefits:
Wages and benefits increase as you progress through the program, at each level (Step) your compensation will be as follows


Hours Wages Benefits
1 1-1000 $17.18 Health & Welfare (only)
2 1001-2000 $20.61 Annuity: $2.00/hr.
Vac/Hol: $.60/hr.
All other benefits, including diverted funds, to follow Laborer I contribution rate.
3 2001-3000 $24.05 Same as step 2
4 3001-4000 $27.48 Same as step 2
How to apply:
  • Apply in person at the Hawaii Laborers' Training Program located at 96-138 Farrington Hwy., Pearl City.  For further information you may call the training school at (808) 455-7979.
  • Applications are available during
    Open Enrollment Only
    .  Date and time to be specified on our website.
  • Provide proof of Driverís License and High School Diploma, GED equivalent or proof of a 10th grade education upon submitting an application.

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