BAC Apprentice Training Center Local #1 MN/ND

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Supervisor Certification Program is a 16-hour course designed to develop skilled foreman in the Masonry Trades. Through this course participants will learn how to communicate effectively, apply leadership skill, develop effective teams, and support worker motivation. Participants will also learn how to maintain labor-management relations, plan and schedule work, how to ensure worker safety, productivity and quality of work.

These skills will be taught through written material, group interaction and working as teams.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to answer some questions on how we are going to approach the apprenticeship training we are following the best available advice from the CDC, MN OSHA and CPWR. All apprentices and staff’s safety is of utmost importance as we approach how we are managing our training.


The six-week pre apprenticeship is a competency based, self-paced training program. Each of the six unit’s are approximately one week. Each unit contains a combination of hands on mock-ups and related classroom instruction. The related classroom instruction is designed to support the disciplines that are covered in the hands-on portion of the training. This includes in part or whole trade/skills, trade math, safety training, basic layouts, job professionalism, trade history and labor-management relations.

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Union women earn 33% more than women working without the support of union representation

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