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Welcome to the  website for the John S. Romasko Training Center for Montana, Laborers AGC Apprenticeship, Training & Work Preparedness Trust of Montana, Laborers AGC Pension Trust, and the Laborers AGC Health and Welfare Trust !!

Please feel free to browse through past newsletters or see current training schedules so you can sign up for classes that interest you.  If you don't see the class you are interested in, just email us at and tell us what class you would like to see us schedule. You can also email us to register for a class on the current schedule.

Class Schedule- Please call to be put on schedule and reserve your spot as space is limited in some classes. Class will be cancelled if there are not enough members signed up.

(800) 408-9766

Schedule of Training Classes 

Apprenticeship Classes-3/13-24/17

Members may sign up for these classes if space allows, classes and times subject to change

03/13/17 Orientation/ construction math

03/14/17 Permit and confined space/ fall protection

03/15/17 First Aid/CPR, Fire Watch

03/16/17 Scaffold User

03/17/17 Trenching, Excavation, OSHA 10

03/18/17 OSHA 10 cont.,Flagging

03/19/17 Silica, General Construction

03/20-24/17 Hazardous Waste Worker

03/24/17 Cutting Torch

Asbestos Worker Refresher 

03/04/17 Billings* 8-5pm

 CSTOP Refresher 

02/16/17 Helena 6-10pm

 02/16/17 Missoula* 6-10pm

02/28/17 Butte 6-10pm

03/03/17 Billings 5-9pm

03/15/17 Butte 6-10pm

05/02/17 Billings 6-10pm

05/04/17 Missoula 6-10pm

06/01/17 Billings 6-10pm


02/15/17 Billings 8-5pm

02/15/17 Great Falls 8-5pm

02/16/16 Missoula 9-5pm

02/28/17 Butte 8-5pm


2/21/17 Helena 12-5pm

02/28/17 Billings 8-4pm

03/14/17 Missoula 8-4pm

03/15/17 Butte* 8-4pm

03/16/17 Billings 8-4pm

03/21/17 Great Falls 8-4pm

04/04/17 Helena 8-4pm

06/13/17 Billings 8-4pm

First Aid/CPR/ AED

02/16/17 Helena 8-4pm

02/21/17 Great Falls 9-4pm

02/22/17 Missoula 9-4pm

03/03/17 Billings 9-4pm

 HazWOPR/ Hazardous Waste Refresher

03/10/17 Billings 8-5pm

MSHA Part 46 Refresher

03/07/17 Butte 8-5pm

TCT/TCS Refreshers

03/01/17 Billings 8-5pm


* must meet prerequisites

02/21-22/17 TCT(12-4, 8-5pm)

02/23-24/17 TCS (+TCT class)(8-5pm)

 40 Hour Classes- Helena

01/31-2/3/17 Full Asbestos Worker

02/06-10/17 Full Asbestos Contractor/Superviser

03/20-24/17 Hazardous Waste Worker**

03/27-31/17 Concrete Practices and Procedures

04/03-07/17 Hoisting and Rigging

04/10-14/17 Mason Tending

04/17-21/17 Line and Grade

04/24-28/17 pipelaying(Water and Sewer) 


Please call (800) 408-9766 to be put on the list for classes and for the locations as some classes have limited seating and classes without enough members signed up will be cancelled so don’t miss an opportunity to learn a new skill or refresh on a current one.  

You must call to be put on the schedule  so you don't miss an opportunity to go to work

Phone: 800-408-9766


OSHA has revised its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. Two of the more significant changes in the revised standard are the use of new labeling elements and a standardized format for Safety Data Sheets (formerly known as MSDS). The new label elements and the Safety Data Sheets (SDS) requirements will improve worker understanding of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace. OSHA is phasing this in over several years. The first deadline was December 1, 2013. By this time you should have received training in the new labeling elements such as product identifiers, the signal words DANGER and WARNING, the 8 pictograms that will be used, as well as hazard and precautionary statements that will be used on the new labels. You should have also received training on the format of the new Safety Data Sheets (SDS). 

For those of you who have not been trained, we are offering this HAZARD COMMUNICATION training several times in each area of the state. Last year we offered this training in conjunction with other classes you were attending. We will do the same this year. That means if you are signed up for any class you will as part of that class receive Hazard Communication training also. It will not be necessary for you to attend a separate Haz Com class.

The important thing is you need to understand the new labeling elements and the new formats for Safety Data Sheets (SDS).


                           Equal Employment Opportunity                                                                                                   
The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during
their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color,
religion, national origin, or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to 
provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the 
apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations, part 30. and Equal Employment Opportunity in 
 Apprenticeship Montana State Plan.

What's New at LIUNA 1686
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Laborers Local 1686
General Membership Meeting- First Sunday of every month,
 Executive Board 1pm, General membership 3pm.
 Laborers AGC Training Program, 3100 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Helena
Great Falls- Informational meeting, 4th Wednesday of each month, 7:00 pm, Labor Temple
Billings- Informational meeting, 4th Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm, Zimmerman Center
Butte- Informational meeting, 2nd Thursday of each month, 7:00 pm, Carpenters Hall
Missoula- Informational meeting, 2nd Wednesday of every month, 7:00pm Labor Temple
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