Indiana's Building Trades Unions are the single-largest provider of skilled construction professionals to Indiana's construction contractors.  As Indiana's largest vendor of construction labor, we work with our signatory contractors to supply a highly trained workforce that is driven to pursue quality, productivity, and safety.

In Indiana, our industry invests over $42 million dollars a year in apprenticeship and journeymen-upgrade training to meet the needs of our contractors and construction users.  Through our apprenticeship programs, at any given time, we are training 6,000 to 7,000 apprentices for careers in the Building and Construction Trades.  Our members receive both classroom and on-the-job training at no cost to the members/apprentices, while earning progressive scales of wages. Upon completion of their apprenticeship, most apprentices receive both their certification as a journeyperson and an associate's degree in construction technology.

The Building Trades consist of the following international unions: Boilermakers, Bricklayers and Tile Setters, Carpenters and Millwrights, Electricians, Elevator Constructors, Insulators, Iron Workers, Laborers, Operating Engineers, Painters and Glaziers, Plasterers and Cement Masons, Roofers, Pipe Trades, Sheet Metal Workers, and Teamsters.



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Career Resources:

Building Trades Apprenticeships

Helmets to Hardhats (Veteran Recruitment)

Indiana Plan for Equal Employment (Minority/low-Income Recruitment and Training)


National Resources:

North America's Building Trades Unions (BCTD)


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The Indiana State Building & Construction Trades Council is the umbrella, labor organization representing all of Indiana's construction unions and their members. The council represents more than 75,000 craft professionals who are members of 127 affiliated local Building Trades Unions. The executive board of the state council is comprised of elected representatives from each of the 15 affiliated international Building Trades Unions.

Organized in 1910, the state council is chartered through North America's Building Trades Unions (officially, the Building and Construction Trades Department of the AFL-CIO (1961)).

The state council coordinates activities of common interest to the collective membership and their affiliated Building Trades Unions and provides resources to Indiana's 13 local Building and Construction Trades Councils (BCTCs). The council works to promote economic development, work-site safety, and apprenticeship and journey-level training. The council also works to help its affiliated unions organize workers, pass legislation that positively affects working families, and assist in the securing of better wages, hours and working conditions for our members through collective bargaining.