Thousands of local men and women are out there right now, earning great wages and benefits, while building and maintaining our region's roads, bridges, highways and other critical infrastructure. Heavy construction offers a variety of career opportunities for responsible, hard-working individuals who have a passion for building and for making things better and safer.
Several construction trade associations and organizations like the Full Employment Council offer training and apprenticeship programs. Check the following links for more information:
Local 518 Apprenticeship Program for Cement Masons and Plasterers
Ed "Butch" Pekarek at (816) 595-4132
Cement Masons Local Union #518
301 S. Main
Independence, Mo. 64050
Laborers Local Union #663
Kansas City, Mo. 64132
Laborers Local Union #1290
2600 Merriam Ln.
Kansas City, Kan. 66106
Operating Engineers Local Union #101
Apprenticeship Manager - Roger Taylor.
P.O. Box 197
Platte City, MO 64079
22770 Hwy 273
Weston, MO 64098
Teamsters Local Union 541
4501 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64130
What careers are available in heavy construction?
Positions from workers to management are available in the heavy construction industry. To gain experience, several colleges offer construction management courses. In fact, the Heavy Constructors Association awards scholarships for students studying for careers in the construction industry. Contact the HCA for additional scholarship information, or simply download the HCA scholarship application.
Heavy Constructors Salute the Builders of our Future
8 Scholarships awarded to local college students
Every year, The Heavy Constructors Association Industry Advancement Fund Scholarship program gives scholarships of up to $4,000 per academic year to deserving college students headed for a career in heavy construction. Recipients are chosen based on their career goals, financial needs, academic success and other factors.
The Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City, founded in 1950, comprises more than 150 companies. Among them are contractors, equipment and material suppliers, financial institutions, insurance agencies, legal firms and others who make the business of heavy construction possible.
We are a chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), and of the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).
In the Kansas City area and throughout our bi-state region, The "Heavies" work to raise public awareness of the importance of investing in public works - and advocate for that investment. In everything we do, our goal is to "make it better."