The Craft Orientation Course introduces participants to the construction industry and prepares those seeking a career as a Construction Craft Laborer. Emphasis is placed on developing good work habits, being productive on the job, working under a collective bargaining agreement, being aware of growth areas in construction employment, and background information on the Laborers’ International Union of North America and its related funds. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish, Polish and Russian.

Topics Covered

  • The Construction Industry
  • Construction Administration
  • Chain of Command
  • Roles of the Employer and Employee
  • Contractor Associations
  • Benefits of Union Membership
  • Wages and Benefits
  • Right-to-Work States vs. Collective Bargaining States
  • Legislation
  • Laborers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA)
  • Construction Craft Laborer (CCL)