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How do I sign up for a class?

Laborers should talk to their local union's business agent to sign up for a class. Upon the local union referral, the training program will notify students who will be attending the class. For a list of local union hall numbers click here: Union Hall Numbers. If you are an apprentice please contact the apprenticeship office. Numbers to the Apprenticeship office can be found here: Apprenticeship Phone Numbers.

I live a long way from a training site; can I check in the night before my class?

Yes. Students can check in from 4:00 pm until midnight the evening prior to their class at the Kingston, Washington training site. The Pasco, Spokane and West Jordan, Utah sites are not live-in facilities.

Will I get travel reimbursement?

Travel reimbursement is paid upon successful completion of a class. The rate is based on one round trip and is determined by the distance from the student's local union hall to the training site.

What if I can't attend a class I have been scheduled for?

If for any reason you are unable to attend a class, please call the training program as soon as possible. For Kingston, call 1(800) 240-9112.

How long are classes?

Some classes run for as long as two weeks and some are one day in length. Usually classes are 8 hours per day, Monday through Friday.

When do classes start?

For classes at the training sites that are one day in length or longer, check-in time is between 7:30 am and 7:45 am Classes start promptly at 8 am.

How do I check in?

Check-in time is usually 7:30 am 7:45 am the morning of class, or 4:00 pm - midnight the night before class begins if a student is rooming at the site. Check-in is located at the main office building. Students will fill out class registration paperwork and receive towels and a room key, if necessary.

What should I bring with me to training?

Work clothes, work boots, gloves and rain gear are required. Students are responsible for bringing their own personal grooming items, clock and laundry soap, if needed. There is an onsite laundry facility for students' use.

The training program will notify students of any specific clothing/equipment needs. Bed linens, bath and hand towels are provided. The school also furnishes necessary tools, materials and books.

Where will I sleep?

If class is over one day in length, a room will be provided. Depending on availability, you may share a room with another student. Two rooms share one bathroom. Separate facilities are provided for women.

Are meals provided?

Yes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided to students attending class. Breakfast is from 7:00 am 7:30 am. Lunch is served at noon. Dinner is from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

What is there to do in the evenings after class?

The Kingston, WA training site has a TV lounge, basketball court, board games, and others for students to use after class hours.

I am enrolled in a two-week class; can I stay at the training site over the weekend?

Students enrolled in two-week classes who do not live within a reasonable commuting distance from the training site may receive housing and meals on the weekend. Students should inform their instructor when they arrive if these arrangements need to be made.

What are in-local classes?

In-local classes are given by NWLETT instructors at the local union hall or at an employer's site. In-local classes are generally refresher courses and take place in the evening hours. For example, an 8-hour flagging class could take place from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm over two evenings.

How do I attend in-local classes?

Sign up for in-local classes at your local union hall. If you wish to take an in-local class offered by another local union hall, ask your business agent to call the hall offering the class and find out if there is room in the class for you to attend.


Northwest Laborers-Employers Training Trust Fund
27055 Ohio Avenue, Kingston, Washington 98346
Phone: (360) 297-3035 Fax: (360) 297-7366
e-mail: nwlabor@nwlett.org
Apprenticeship e-mail: Apprenticeship Offices
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