Here are some resources for you to look through for each trade. There are links to local unions, training programs, and other reading material to learn more about your chosen trade.

Carpentry

The North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Local Apprenticeship Program

The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Jerry Alander Training Center
5238 Miller Trunk Hwy.
Hermantown, MN 55811
Phone: 218-729-9003
Email: OJT@uniontraining.org

Millwrights Local 1348
726 4th Street N
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-741-6314
Fax: 218-741-6017
Email: local1348@ncsrcc.org

Carpenters Local 606
726 4th Street N
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-741-6010
Fax: 218-741-6017
Email: local606@ncsrcc.org

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Cement Masons

Local Union Website

Training/Apprenticeship Website

International Website

312 Central Avenue Suite 376 Minneapolis 55414
Phone: 612-379-1558
Fax: 612-379-1559
Email: cementmasons@local633.org

Regional Office
2002 London Road #112
Duluth MN 55812
Phone: 218-724-2323
Mobile: 612-325-3614
Email: mikes@local633.org

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Electrical Trades

Local Union 242 Website

Local Union 294 Website

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

IBEW Local 294
Phone: 218-263-6895
Fax: 218-263-6896
214 East Howard Street, Suite 1
Hibbing, MN 55746
Email: ibewlocalunion294@gmail.com

Duluth Electrical JATC (IBEW/NECA Twin Ports Arrowhead Electrical JATC)
802 Garfield Ave., Ste. 102
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-722-8115

Twin Ports Arrowhead Chapter NECA
William Majerle
Phone: 218-722-8115
Fax: 218-722-6816
802 Garfield Ave.
Suite 102
Duluth, MN 55802
Email: necanet@twinportsneca.com

IBEW Local Union 242
Don Smith
Phone: 218-728-6895
Fax: 218-728-1965
2002 London Rd
Room 111
Duluth, MN 55812
Email: dsmithlcl242@unions-america.com

Iron Range Electrical JATC
802 Garfield Ave., Ste. 102
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-722-8115

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Elevator Constructors

Local Union Website

Apprenticeship / Training Website

International Website

IUEC Local
9433 Little Canada Rd E
Little Canada, MN 55117
Phone: 651-287-0817

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Insulators

Local 49 Website

Apprenticeship and Training Website

International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers

Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Local 49
2002 London Road
Room 210
Duluth, Minnesota 55812
Phone: 218-724-3223
Fax: 218-724-1870
Mobile: 218-590-0374

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Laborers

Local Union Website

Training Apprenticeship

International Website

Local 1097
712 4th Street N
55792 Virginia , MN
Business Manager
Shawn Braford
Phone: 218-741-3638

81 E. Little Canada Road, Saint Paul, MN 55117
Phone: 651-653-9776
Email: council@mnldc.org

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Operating Engineers

Local Union Website

Apprenticeship / Training Website

International Website

IUOE Local 49
2829 Anthony Lane South
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Phone: 612-788-9441

Virginia
8381 Enterprise Dr N
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-741-8190

Duluth
2002 London Rd
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: 218-724-3840

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Painters and Glazers

Local Union Website

Apprenticeship/Training Website

International Website

DC 82 Headquarters
3205 Country Drive
Little Canada, MN 55117
Phone: 651-224-5480
Email: contact@iupat82.org

Local 106
2002 London Road
Suite 300
Duluth MN 55812
Phone: 218-728-8300

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Plumbers and Pipefitters

Local Union Website

Training Website

International Website

Duluth & Iron Range Pipe Trades JAC
4402 Airport Blvd.
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: 218-733-9443

Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee
JATC – Local 11
JATC – Local 589
Duluth Office
4402 Airpark Blvd
Duluth, Minnesota 55811
Phone: 218-733-9443
Email: training@11589jatc.com

Iron Range / Virginia Office
107 S. 15th Ave. West
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-733-9443
Email: training@11589jatc.com

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Roofers

Local Union Website

Apprenticeship Website

International Website

Duluth Local
Meets – 2002 London Rd., Duluth
Email: valocal96@yahoo.com

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Sheetmetal

Local Union Website

Apprenticeship / Training Website

International Website

Doug Christy
6279 Industrial Road
Saginaw, MN 55779
Phone: 218-724-6873
Mobile: 651-261-6023
Fax: 218-724-6873
Email: dchristy@smw10.org

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Teamsters

Local Union Website

Apprenticeship Website

International Website

Teamsters General Local No. 346
Roderick Alstead
2802 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55806
Phone: 218-628-1034
Fax: 218-628-0246
Email: local@teamsters346.com

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Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation (GRACF)

Offering scholarships to Itasca County residents with an emphasis on the building trades.

East Range School-To-Work And Tech Prep Partnership

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-742-3930

The East Range Partnership offers a $500.00 Career and Technical Education Scholarship to area seniors.
The East Range School-to-Work and Tech Prep Partnership connects business and education with learners to prepare them for a productive future through educational and career opportunities.

 

Applied Learning Institute

1001 West Chestnut Street
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-471-0011

ALI has approved $50,000 in scholarships for the 19/20 academic year for ALI students entering an ALI associated program at an NHED college (welding, electrical, millwright, auto, diesel, nursing, construction, etc).

 

Mesabi Range Community & Technical College

Virginia Campus:
1001 Chestnut Street West
Virginia, MN 55792

Eveleth Campus:
1100 Industrial Park Drive
PO Box 648
Eveleth, MN 55734
Phone: 218-741-3095

Programs Offered

Carpentry Program

Construction Management Program

 

Hibbing Community College

1515 East 25th Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-262-7200

Programs Offered

Construction Trades programs

 

Lake Superior College

2101 Trinity Road
Duluth, MN 55811
Phone: 218-733-7600

Programs Offered

 

Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College

2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 218-879-0800 or 800-657-3712

Clean Energy Technician

 

Itasca Community College

1851 East Highway 169
Grand Rapids, MN
Phone: 218-322-2300

Programs Offered

 

Rainy River Community College

1501 Highway 71
International Falls, MN 56649
Phone: 218-285-7722

Programs Offered

 

Vermilion Community College

1900 E. Camp St.
Ely, MN 55731
Phone: 800-657-3608

AEOA Adult Based Education

AEOA’s Adult Education program provides a full spectrum of learning options for community members who are age 17 years or older and are not enrolled in or required to be enrolled in any school in the K-12 system. In addition, the individual must lack a secondary high school credential and/or function below the 12th grade level in any of the basic academic areas including reading, math, and ability to read, write and understand English. ABE services include: basic skill and computer training, GED preparation, English language learning (ELL), college and career preparation, and industry-specific training (i.e., entrepreneur training, carpentry pre-apprenticeship, ServSafe food manager certification, para-professional certification). Services are available in-person and on-line. Contact Kristy Dobson at 800-662-5711 ext. 2126 for information on enrollment.

Click HERE to download the Adult Based Education Sites 2019

CareerForce Locations

CareerForce in Duluth
402 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: 218-302-8400

CareerForce in Virginia
820 North 9th Street Suite 250
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-735-3740

CareerForce in Hibbing
3920 13th Avenue East
Hibbing, MN 55746
Phone: 218-231-8590

CareerForce in Cloquet
14 North 11th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
Phone: 218-878-5000

CareerForce in Grand Rapids
1215 Southeast 2nd Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone: 218-327-6760

CareerForce in International Falls
1501 Highway 71, SC 128
International Falls, MN 56649
Phone: 218-283-9427

CareerForce Affiliate Site
20 Third St. NE
Aitkin, MN 56431
Phone: 218-735-6122

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