Applying for the
Apprenticeship Program

The Application Process for the Western
Missouri and Kansas Joint Apprenticeship Program.

Applications are accepted on Mondays only between 10 AM and 2 PM (Holidays excluded), at the Belton office.

Each applicant must have the following documents before they can fill out an application:

  • Birth certificate (minimum 18 years of age)
  • High school diploma, transcript or GED.
  • Social Security card.
  • Veterans need to provide a copy of their DD-214

Do you have these items, and are you interested in a career in construction? Leave us your contact info, and we will reach out to you!

What Happens After I Apply?

After completing the application, each applicant is provided with a letter of introduction and a list of participating contractors for use when soliciting jobs with contractors. Applicants can request advance placement testing at the time the initial application is completed.

Once an applicant provides a Letter of Intent to Hire from a participating contractor, they will return to where they filled out the initial application and sign the apprenticeship agreement. Exceptions to this are if an applicant finds a job in another Laborer Local Unions jurisdiction. For example, an individual completes the initial application in Joplin, but provides a Letter of Intent from a participating contractor and starts their first job working in Springfield. In that case, the applicant would take the Letter of Intent to Hire to the Local Union of jurisdiction. All completed applications are good throughout the jurisdiction of the Western Missouri & Kansas District Council.