What is LEARN?
LIUNA Training's LEARN Program is the only innovative four-year Career and Technical Education High School curriculum. Our students receive applied academic, work, and life skills that provide them with a solid foundation to enter a U.S. Department of Labor-Recognized Apprenticeship program and a successful career as a Construction Craft Laborer.
LEARN’s foundation is the Construction Craft Laborer Trade (CCL). Here’s how it works:
- Students participate in real-life, job-related activities and industry projects
- Core academic principles are integrated into every activity and project: Math, Science, and English
- Trade-specific knowledge increases each year as students take part in simulated jobsite tasks
Tools For A Successful Career
Keys to success
LEARN’s foundation is the CCL Trade. Students participate in vocational activities and industry-related projects while emphasizing associated core academic principles like math, science, and English. To help develop trade-specific knowledge, students take part in group and individual activities that simulate jobsite tasks. These activities encourage and promote safety, craftsmanship, critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership.
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
Pathway to a career and opportunity
LEARN’s unique design combines skills acquisition with the concepts of critical thinking, professionalism, employability, punctuality, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. This total approach of active learning principles, job skills and academics ensures students graduate with the confidence to hit the ground running, move forward in apprenticeship and become leaders in the field of their choice.
The Learn Program
Our four-year high school program is the first step in building a career.
LEARN graduates will have the opportunity to earn credit and direct entry into a Department of Labor Registered Apprenticeship Program.
LEARN graduates have gone on to be successful business owners, foremen, labor leaders and business managers. The opportunities are limitless once you've chosen LEARN.
“I’ve worked on curriculum committees, common core state standards for the last 20 years in English...and your curriculum is the best curriculum I’ve ever seen”
“I can show students trigonometry on a piece of plywood; why you need it, how you are going to use it… when they see those aspects coming together then the light comes on. The students understand the importance of this”
“Honestly, it’s my favorite thing about coming to school. I learn how to do things with my hands, I’m building things, I’m learning measurements… things that I can use and incorporate into my real life.”
“4 years ago we were making bird houses – now we’re building forms, building scaffold… doing all of the things that labor entails on a construction site… it’s a true testament to “hands on” integrated learning. That would be impossible if it wasn’t for the partnerships with LIUNA Training, LiUNA and their labor leaders”