Missouri Laborers & Contractors Training Center open house shows the variety of skills training and opportunity available for union Laborers

High Hill, MO – The Missouri-Kansas Laborers’ District Council hosted an open house for construction owners May 19 at the Missouri Laborers & Contractors Training Center here to show the extensive training it provides to prepare dependable, skilled and safety conscious union laborers for work in the construction industry.

The program included not only a chance to see first-hand the extensive training apprentices receive, but an opportunity to meet with the apprentices to talk about what they were learning and what first drew them to the union training program.

Attending the open house were representatives from Ameren, Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Missouri, BJC Healthcare, Fred M. Luth & Sons, Inc., Lambert Airport, McCarthy Building Companies, Metropolitan, St. Louis Sewer District (MSD), SITE Improvement Association, Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis County Department of Transportation, St. Louis County Minority and Women-owned Businesses (M/WBE) Program, St. Louis Development Corporation and the City of St. Louis, and Washington University.

Sulynn Keomanivane, a U.S. Army veteran, said she was looking for a new opportunity after leaving the military when her brother-in-law who works in construction told her there was an opportunity to be found in union labor.

“I took it and it’s been the best opportunity of all,” she said.


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