The Cement Masons Apprentice Program is a three year program consisting of 3,000 hours on -the-job training and 144 hours of related instruction. Applications are accepted once a year during the first two weeks of April at the training site. Apprentices are trained on-the-job and in the classroom in Munhall, PA.

As a Cement Mason apprentice, you will receive instruction on some of the following:

  • Construction Safety
  • Blueprint reading
  • Designing concrete mixes
  • Forming, Hand, and Finishing Tools
  • Placing and leveling concrete
  • Edge forms on grade
  • On-grade curb and curb-and-gutter forms
  • Curing and protection
  • First Aid/CPR Training
2022 CEMENT MASONS APPLICATION NOTICE

Qualification Requirements Of The Program

  • Be at least 18 at the time of acceptance into the program
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid driver’s license
  • Reside within the jurisdiction of Cement Masons Local Union #526 (33 counties of Western Pennsylvania)
  • Have dependable transportation
  • Good physical condition, manual dexterity, eye-arm coordination
  • Pass a drug test – drug use is not tolerated in the construction industry, where safety is a life and death issue
  • Qualify on aptitude test administered by the PA Employment Service
  • Personal interview
  • Union initiation fees and dues
  • Applications are available April – May

CEMENT MASONS UNION LOCAL 526

2606 California Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Contact: James (Jim Fitzroy)
emailapprenticeship526@opcmia-tsdc.org
Telephone:
(412)-761-6310
Fax: (412) 262-7836
Website: opcmia-tsdc.org

 

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