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MCRAE BUILDS BRICKLAYER CAREER ONE BLOCK AT A TIME At 5-feet, 5-inches tall, and a selfdescribed “girly-girl” who had no construction experience, Amanda McRae is getting used to people not believing her when she says “I’m a bricklayer.” There’s an awkward or amused pause as they seem to wait for a “just kidding.” For those who think she couldn’t or wouldn’t become a bricklayer, she takes pride in showing the hard-hatted jobsite photos. It proves she’s stuck with it through cold days, long, back-aching shifts and shown up early day after day.

Highlights from the ACT, Gauged panel installation workshop. 

Master a masonry craft and build your skills and confidence through the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers’ (BAC) free apprenticeship program.  You’ll earn while you learn your trade, getting paid while you train on-the-job and in the classroom.

Explore the benefits of a career in the trowel trades!

Course Description:

 This 16_-hour course is designed to prepare the BAC craftworker to read and interpret construction drawings. During this course, the BAC craftworker will learn how to identify types of drawings; read lines and symbols on drawings; identify views of drawings; interpret information in drawing title blocks, notes and specifications; read actual construction drawings; and describe the use of technology to read and use drawings on a construction site.

 Course Objectives:  

 After completing this course, the BAC craftworker will be able to:


The John J. Flynn BAC/IMI International Training Center
17101 Science Drive • Bowie, Maryland 20715                                                          Registration is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Courses are offered strictly to BAC members and employees of BAC signatory contractors,

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