Construction laborers and helpers perform many basic tasks that require physical labor on construction sites. Construction laborers and helpers typically do the following:
  • Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards
  • Load or unload building materials to be used in construction
  • Build or take apart bracing, scaffolding, and temporary structures
  • Dig trenches, backfill holes, or compact earth to prepare for construction
  • Operate or tend equipment and machines used in construction
  • Help craft workers with their duties
  • Follow construction plans and instructions from supervisors or more experienced workers

  • Annual Apprenticeship Program Includes:

  • Registration of Apprentice with D.C. and/or Maryland (if apprenticed) 
  • Attending Council meetings with and on behalf of Registered Employers 
  • Monitoring Apprentice annual progression  
  • Monthly on-site class evaluation for testing and hands-on 
  • Monitoring monthly grades and attendance reporting 
  • Monitoring monthly off-site OJT reporting  
  • Monitor and submission of NCCER Student Certification material
  • Instructor, Lab and Book Fees
  • Course Work

    Laborer 1

    Includes registration fee, books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Building Materials, Fasteners, and Adhesives
    • Site Layout One - Distance Measurements and
    • Introduction to Concrete, Reinforcing Materials, and
    • Foundations and Slab-on-Grade
    • Reinforcing Concrete
    • Handling and Placing Concrete

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate* 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate*
    *does not include C.O.R.E.

    Laborer 2

    Includes books, materials, lab supplies, and instructor fees.
    • Vertical Formwork
    • Horizontal Formwork
    • Elevated Work
    • Electrical Safety
    • Introduction to Light Equipment
    • Forklifts
    • Oxyfuel Cutting
    • Masonry in High-Rise Construction

    $2,400 ABC Member Rate 
    $3,600 Non-Member Rate