"To me, the apprenticeship program has added longevity to my career as a Cement Mason. The teachers at the Pleasanton Training Center are very knowledgeable. I have taken many skills (i.e. Sacking and Patching) straight from the classroom to the jobsite. I've told my brothers and a couple friends the benefits of the apprenticeship program and how they should get into the trade."
−Fidel Campos, Cement Masons Local 300, Area 594, Oakland.
*Fidel represented the Northern California Cement Masons JATC at the 2005 California Statewide Cement Masons Invitational Apprenticeship Contest and the 2005 Hawaii Cement Masons Invitational Apprenticeship Contest
"The Apprenticeship Program is great for those who decided not to go to college. It teaches one a great skill that can be used anywhere in the world."
−Luis Duenas, Jr., Cement Masons Local 400, Area 631, Vallejo.
"No other program gives back as much as you put in the way the JATC does. The experience and skills attained are as rewarding as the money youíll be earning even before the apprenticeship is completed!"
−Jose Rosas, Jr., Cement Masons Local 300, Area 594, Oakland.
"The hands-on experience that I receive each time I come to class makes me more experienced in the work field."
−Scotty Washington, Jr., Cement Masons Local 300, Area 580, San Francisco.
"Happy to be here and be a part of the masonís apprenticeship program!"
−John Castro, Cement Masons Local 300, Area 355, Santa Rosa.
"This program was very helpful both on and off the work field. It gives you the skills you need to succeed in this field of work."
−Jose Plascencia, Cement Masons Local 300, Area 580, San Francisco
"What you put in, you will receive, in more than one way. For me itís changed my perspective on life. Thank you!"
−Remo Serbo, Cement Masons Local 400, Area 814, Stockton