Apprenticeship Programs

The AGC of Missouri maintains joint apprenticeship committees with five of the basic construction skilled craft professional unions: Carpenters, Cement Masons, Iron Workers, Construction Craft Laborers and Operating Engineers. These committees are responsible for providing skilled craft professionals for the construction industry through apprenticeship and journey level training programs. Training programs for Cement Masons and Iron Workers are held at the Construction Training School
 at 6301 Knox Industrial Drive; the facility for construction Laborers is located at High Hill; and the facility for Operating Engineers is in Silex, Missouri.

For more information on all of the other construction related apprenticeship programs, please click on the following link to view the St. Louis Construction Cooperative’s on-line Careers in Construction manual.

For more information about the apprenticeship training opportunities mentioned above, please contact: 


Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program
R.J. Carzion, Coordinator
Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters’ Training Center
8300 Valcour
St. Louis, Mo 63123
Phone: (314) 457-8300
FAX: (314) 457-8309
Email: [email protected]

Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Program
Scott Downs, Coordinator
Construction Training School
6301 Knox Industrial Drive
St. Louis, Mo 63139
Phone: (314) 678-1407
FAX: (314) 644-1536
Email: [email protected]

Laborers Joint Apprenticeship Program
Joshua Wright, Coordinator
Laborers – AGC Training Center
35 Opportunity Road
High Hill, Mo 63350
Phone: (636) 585-1500
FAX: (636) 585-2604
Email: [email protected]

Iron Workers Joint Apprenticeship Program
Billy Bortons, Coordinator
Construction Training School
6301 Knox Industrial Drive
St. Louis, Mo 63139
Phone: (314) 644-1525
FAX: (314) 644-1536

Operating Engineers Joint Apprenticeship Program
Dan Bottoms, Administrator
Operating Engineers Local 513 Training Facility
75 Highway F
Silex, Mo 63377
Phone: (573) 485-2200
FAX: (573) 485-2240

Journey Level Training

All of the above mentioned Joint Apprenticeship Training Programs Provide Journey Level training for their members. The Journey Level classes are offered on an as needed basis to update and upgrade the skills of Journey Level skilled craft professionals. Some of the classes are offered for certification purposes, like the Certified Crane Operator class, OSHA ten-hour, MSHAW, First Aid and CPR. Most of the classes are offered during late afternoon or evenings to accommodate individuals who are working in the field.

The support and encouragement of the Contractors for Journey Level training is critical. It is this training that helps maintain the availability of high quality skilled craft processionals that make Missouri competitive in the construction industry.

More information about the various skilled craft specific Journey Level training can be found by contacting the Joint Apprenticeship Programs listed above.