Do you enjoy working outdoors?
Do you like working with your hands?
Are you interested in learning a trade?
Do you take pride in being on time?
If you answered yes to all the above, OLI may be right for you!
OLI is a 240-hour apprenticeship preparation program that prepares and helps connect you to a career in the union construction trades.
During the eight week training students receive an introduction to the union and construction trades. Visit local unions and learn about what they do. Learn skills through great hands-on and in-classroom training. Graduate!
Work with OLI staff to apply for a union apprenticeship opportunity. Be supported by OLI staff throughout the application process. Receive continued support by OLI staff after successful job placement.
The Nassau-Suffolk Building and Construction Trades is comprised of over 30 different trade unions, many which will incorporate your skills and interests. Visit the trades page to learn more about potential opportunities.
Becoming a union member helps to provide for you and your family. "I was doing okay, but I have a three year-old daughter and I wanted to provide for my family - financially and emotionally."