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Building a Tradition of Excellence

We are the builders of a safer, more skilled construction workforce

Established in 1984, the Laborers’ Local #91 Educational and Training Fund (EATF) was founded as a joint Management/Union Trust Fund to offer the best adult education for the construction workforce in Western New York. Our EATF works closely with the LIUNA Trust Fund and along with the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) and the Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust (LECET) – we are part of a vital labor-management infrastructure. Through the LL91 EATF, we help apprentices and journey workers improve and add to their skills, advance their careers and gain a competitive advantage in a tough marketplace. We also provide employers with a highly trained workforce that helps them succeed. Since 1986 training courses and educational seminars have been offered in the areas of building construction; heavy and highway construction; construction supervision; environmental remediation, demolition, rehabilitation and restoration. We continually update our curricula to reflect evolving needs, most recently adding courses on weatherization and green construction. In 1999, an apprenticeship program was initiated to develop skilled laborers’ through supervised training and education under the guidance and oversight of the New York State Department of Labor.

Course Attendance Policy

This policy affects participants of the Educational and Training Fund of Laborers’ Union Local #91 (Fund) who have registered for training or have been registered for training but fail to attend without providing at least a two (2) day notice to the Fund of their intentions to withdraw:

  1. First Infraction: Participant shall be prohibited from attending any training for a period of ninety (90) days from end date of the course the participant failed to attend;
  2. Second Infraction: A second infraction within a one (1) year period shall cause the participant to be prohibited from any training for a period of six (6) months from end date of the course the participant failed to attend;
  3. Should a participant withdraw from three (3) consecutive training courses, the participant shall be prohibited from attending any training for a period of one year from end date of the last course that he/she withdrew from.

Participants registered with the Fund for a course will be notified by the Fund if that course needs to be cancelled or rescheduled for any reason.

Nondiscriminatory Policy to Students

The Laborers’ Local #91 Education and Training Fund (EATF) and Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community and to ensure that educational and employment decisions are based on individuals’ abilities and qualifications. Consistent with this principle and applicable laws, it is therefore the policy of the EATF and JATC not to discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs or in offering access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of race, color, gender, national and ethnic origin, age, religious beliefs, creed, disability, veteran and/or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, carrier status, genetic predisposition or any other legally protected status. Such a policy ensures that only relevant factors are considered and that equitable and consistent standards of conduct and performance are applied.

Local Plant Orientation Days & Times

Updated June 2020