Did you know that only FOUR college graduates out of every 100 end up making more money than a skilled union craftworker? To learn how you can make the most of a career using your hands, your heart and your head, check out the BAC crafts.

Everyone knows there is a growing need for highly-skilled craftworkers, and everyone also knows the most-skilled are rapidly reaching retirement age. That's why BAC Local Union 1 Minnesota/North Dakota has taken a proactive stance with its Apprenticeship Training Programs.

Now, not only are training opportunities available for apprentices in brick, block, stone, ceramic tile, and masonry restoration; journey-level upgrade programs are also planned. The pre-job class is designed to jump-start your entry to the apprentice program it is offered for beginning bricklayer and tile finisher students in the summer.

'Construct Tomorrow' launched its first program to introduce high school students to careers and training in the construction trades at Humboldt High School in St. Paul, Minnesota in October 2013.

Over 100 high school students spent several hours learning about a wide variety of crafts and jobs available to them through union apprenticeship programs. Crafts represented at the school included electricians, bricklayers, operating engineers, sheet metal workers, painters and iron workers. We continue to partipate with Construct Tomorrow programs statewide.