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Annually in October, NABTU (North America’s Building Trades Unions) hosts a conference for all Union Tradeswomen and their allies.

In October, we had product representatives for Schluter Systems at t

The International Apprentice Contest took place on September 23-24 in Boston, Mass.

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.

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!

Future training dates to be determined upon interest. Register your interest here!