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APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

Learn skills that pay well and are always in demand with this career choice.​

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION

Classes explore everything from uses and applications of concrete to estimating.

GET PAID WHILE
YOU LEARN

You start at 65% of a journeyperson's wage rate, including benefits.

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

Get 4,200 on-the-job training hours with a qualified journeyperson.

CEMENT MASONRY IS A REWARDING, EXCITING CAREER

The Cement Masons trade, like all construction trades, operates as a series of short-term jobs. With each job completed, you'll be able to step back and take pride in what you've built. And there's no shortage of jobs available, from new home construction to repairing bridges. The variety and challenge means there's no way you'll be bored!

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. There is no maximum age.
  • You must provide proof of age.
  • You must be able to read and write in English.
  • You must be physically able to perform the work of the trade.

If you meet the above requirements, you’re ready for a career as a Cement Mason. Contact us today.

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING

Following are the required work processes you will need to complete during your apprenticeship:

Description Hours
Site Preparation 950
Placing and Finishing Concrete (all types) 1050
Steps and Base 300
Curb and Gutter (all types) 650
Concrete Repair (all types) 750
Machine Operations 300
Mastic, Magnesite, Composite Work, Green Concrete Construction (all types) 200

APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

Joining the Apprenticeship Training Program at the Northern California Cement Masons JATC means you’ll learn skills that pay well and are always in demand. It’s more than a job – it’s a career choice that makes successful, rewarding lives nationwide.

PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTION

You’ll complete 432 related training hours over three (3) years. These classes explore the uses and applications of concrete, everything from labor history to estimating to finishing patios to Green Concrete Construction.

In addition, you will complete 4,200 on-the-job training hours, refining and demonstrating hands-on skills with a qualified journeyperson. You’ll get the most benefit from experienced journeypersons, who’ve been where you are and want to help you succeed. See “On-the-Job Training” below for an hourly breakdown.

YOU'RE PAID TO LEARN

You start at 65% of a journeyperson’s wage rate with benefits (health & welfare only in the first six months, more comprehensive after that). There are six periods of training over the three (3) year program. At each new stage, your wage rate increases by at least 5% until you reach journeyperson status.

CONTRACTOR MATCH-UP

Not a union contractor? One of the benefits of a union contractor is access to qualified union members, freshly-trained and eager for rewarding work. Call us. Make your next investment an investment in quality.

If you’re a contractor, by now you’ve seen the commitment the Northern California Cement Masons JATC takes to train quality Cement Masons. We know you want people with up-to-date skills, people you can trust to get the job done right.

Our Apprenticeship Program is sponsored by collective bargaining agreements with employer associations and the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association.

Our courses are taught according to today’s building and construction standards. All apprentices are required to complete on-the-job and related (RSI) training.

If you’d like to join our contractor list and take advantage of our trained Cement Masons, see our Contact Us page for the office nearest to you.

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