Located in the hills
west of San Ramon, California (north of the junction of Interstate
680 and 580), the Training Center is the ideal environment for
the “hands-on” training of Construction Craft Laborers.
In addition to numerous field training sites, this modern facility
consists of a large common building containing a dining area, recreational
facilities, lounge, and the Administrative Office. Adjoining the
main building are three apartment-like complexes which can accommodate
up to sixty-four trainees. Adjacent to the main building are classrooms
and a corporation yard.
While attending training, a trainee may choose
to stay at the facility or commute. “Live-in” trainees
are provided a room which they share with three other trainees.
is also provided a locker for storage of their personal items.
are provided three meals a day. Trainees who commute are provided
breakfast and lunch. Special consideration has been given to the
type of work the trainees perform while enrolled in the program
and the menus are designed to be both nutritional and well-balanced.
(As of May 1, 2010, the provision of living quarters and
food services at the Training Center will be temporarily suspended
until further notice).
Trainees provide their own work clothes, boots, and toilet articles.
Free laundry facilities are available. Hard hats and other personal
protective equipment are provided free of charge.
In a continuing effort to provide the trainee
with a state-of-the art training facility which offers the
most practical and efficient
training available, the Training Center completed construction
on its new 15,000 square-foot educational building which was
dedicated on November 6, 1999.
On April 19, 2002, a dedication was held to rename the
Northern California Laborers Training Center after Terence J. O’Sullivan.
Terence J. O’Sullivan served as General Secretary-Treasurer
Emeritus of the Laborers’ International Union of North America
from 1968 through 1975. He was instrumental in establishing the
first training program for the Laborers in the United States. This
Training Center was first opened in 1966 in Santa Rosa, California.
It was subsequently relocated to its present location in San Ramon,
California. This facility is the foundation of the Laborers’ International
Union’s widely recognized and highly regarded training
network. Currently there are 78 Laborers training facilities
United States and Canada. Each year these centers train over
86,000 Construction Craft Laborers.