continuing education + training

Upcoming Training

We offer Apprentice and Journeyworker continuing education training. We offer easy no-hassle online registration to make the process as quick and easy as possible!

Please Note:  Class Registration Confirmations, Class Updates and Class Reminders will ONLY be sent to you electronically via email.  If an email address is not provided upon registration, you will not receive anything further regarding your class registration.


  • April 1, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hours class familiarizes a trainee with the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a variety of lifts including scissors and telescoping.  Trainees participate in extensive step-by-step hands-on training.  In addition, comprehensive classroom will be presented.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 3, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This class will give the student the opportunity to see some options for better lifestyle choices and how to implement them. There will be a blood draw and a questionnaire to help establish a base line of where the participant is starting from.

Venue:  

Address:
Duluth, Minnesota


  • April 6, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 7, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 8, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 9, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 13, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 14, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 15, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 16, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This 8-Night class is a comprehensive safety program for anyone involved in the construction industry.  Specifically designed for safety directors, foremen, and supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues.  In addition to learning about safety and health hazards in the workplace, students will also learn about Employer Responsibilities and Worker Rights along with Hazard Recognition, Avoidance, Abatement, and Prevention.  Must attend all 8-classes to receive completion card.

***MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDIT***

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 6, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 7, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This class will give the participant the opportunity to work in hospital settings that require all construction workers to carry an ICRA 8-hour awareness card. It will cover what the worker should be concerned about in these areas and how to protect yourself and the concerns for the patient’s health as we are working around them.

***MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDIT***

Venue:  

Address:
Duluth, Minnesota


  • April 7, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 9, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 14, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 16, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 21, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • April 23, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This course is designed for those who would like to prepare for a welding certification.   This course will also focus on an AWS D1.1 Certification.  All welding performed in the vertical and overhead positions with E7018 1/8” rod.  The welding will be on 5/16” and 3/8 mild steel plate. Prerequisite to attend the Certification class, you must have completed the Refresher course.

***MUST ATTEND ALL CLASSES TO RECEIVE CREDIT***

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 8, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hours class familiarizes a trainee with the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a variety of lifts including scissors and telescoping.  Trainees participate in extensive step-by-step hands-on training.  In addition, comprehensive classroom will be presented.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 9, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hours class familiarizes a trainee with the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a variety of lifts including scissors and telescoping.  Trainees participate in extensive step-by-step hands-on training.  In addition, comprehensive classroom will be presented.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 14, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hours class familiarizes a trainee with the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a variety of lifts including scissors and telescoping.  Trainees participate in extensive step-by-step hands-on training.  In addition, comprehensive classroom will be presented.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 15, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hours class familiarizes a trainee with the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a variety of lifts including scissors and telescoping.  Trainees participate in extensive step-by-step hands-on training.  In addition, comprehensive classroom will be presented.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 16, 2020
    7:00 am - 3:30 pm
  • April 17, 2020
    7:00 am - 3:30 pm

This program is designed to strengthen the abilities of project supervisors at all levels. It is appropriate for newer supervisors/foremen to broaden their understanding of the responsibilities of their job and to provide tools and techniques to better fulfill those responsibilities. It is appropriate for experienced supervisors to update their understanding of supervision, to strengthen their skills in traditional areas, and to develop new skills in emerging areas. The program is designed for considerable interaction among Students, encouraging them to learn from one another. It provides ample opportunities for large and small group interactions, as well as practice of skills important to the supervisors. The course is open to all field supervisors, foremen and those who anticipate fulfilling these roles soon. Management representatives of the employer is encouraged to attend the course along with their sponsored employees. Companies are asked to invest two (2) days of pay into their attendees.

***MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDIT***

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 16, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hour class has an emphasis in life saving skills. After completing a written exam and demonstrating skills knowledge, the student will receive a 2-year certification in First Aid and a 1-year certification in CPR/AED.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 18, 2020
    7:00 am - 11:00 am

This 4-hour class will feature classroom and hands-on training to qualify the operator.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification.

Venue:  

Address:
Rochester, Minnesota


  • April 18, 2020
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class has an emphasis in life saving skills. After completing a written exam and demonstrating skills knowledge, the student will receive a 2-year certification in First Aid and a 1-year certification in CPR/AED.

Venue:  

Address:
Rochester, Minnesota


  • April 18, 2020
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

This class has an emphasis in life saving skills. After completing a written exam and demonstrating skills knowledge, the student will receive a 2-year certification in First Aid and a 1-year certification in CPR/AED.

Venue:  

Address:
Rochester, Minnesota


  • April 22, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • April 23, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Upon successful completion, the trainee will be able to pass a written exam demonstrating comprehension of the basic selection, inspection, and safe use of the signal and basic rigging materials when attaching loads for the overhead hoisting equipment.

***MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS TO RECEIVE CREDIT***

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 22, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hours class familiarizes a trainee with the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a variety of lifts including scissors and telescoping.  Trainees participate in extensive step-by-step hands-on training.  In addition, comprehensive classroom will be presented.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 27, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hour class will feature classroom and hands-on training to qualify the operator.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification in forklift and lull.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 28, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hour class will feature classroom and hands-on training to qualify the operator.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification in forklift and lull.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • April 29, 2020
    4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This 5-hours class familiarizes a trainee with the knowledge and skills needed to safely operate a variety of lifts including scissors and telescoping.  Trainees participate in extensive step-by-step hands-on training.  In addition, comprehensive classroom will be presented.  After passing an exam, operators will receive a 3-year certification.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States


  • May 26, 2020
    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lead Worker Refresher

This 8 hour class is for those who have previously completed the 24 hour lead worker class and are in need of a yearly refresher to keep their state lead abatement license.

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 651-379-9600

Venue Website:

Address:
3205 Country Dr, #150, Little Canada, Minnesota, 55117, United States

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