BAC Apprentice Training Center Local #1 MN/ND

Our current pre-apprentices are reaching the midpoint of their six-week training.

On April 30th, the Training Center hosted our local apprenticeship contest. Four apprentices earned the opportunity to compete in the upcoming regional contests.

Recent News

June 6th marked a first for the Training Center. We rolled out our first successful one-week Tile Finisher pre-job class. The new format gets candidates acclimated with the bare basics of becoming a Tile Finisher: moving material, using a variety of tools for cutting tile, mixing different types of grouts, and the process of applying grout and washing tile. 

We've also begun our final six-week Brick Pre-Apprenticeship of the year. Our ten pre-apprentices began the process of getting familiar with moving/stacking block, spreading mud, and laying to the line. 


We had a great competition for brick and PCC, all 1-3rd year apprentices came to find out who has the best hands in the business! With the top two candidates in each trade heading to Regionals this June.


 3rd yr Brick:

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.

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.