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

Ron Tierney, Coordinator
Nelson-Mulligan Carpenters’ Training Center

8300 Valcour

St. Louis, Mo 63123

Phone: (314) 457-8300

FAX: (314) 457-8309


Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Program

Thomas Maddox, Coordinator

Construction Training School

6301 Knox Industrial Drive

St. Louis, Mo 63139

Phone: (314) 644-1550

FAX: (314) 644-1536


Laborers Joint Apprenticeship Program

Greg Jones, Coordinator

Laborers – AGC Training Center

35 Opportunity Road

High Hill, Mo 63350

Phone: (363) 585-1500

FAX: (636) 585-2604


Iron Workers Joint Apprenticeship Program

Jim Hunt, 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

Tim Sappington, 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.