Training Programs


Bricklayer, Mason Plasterer

6700 hours of on-the job training, and 144 minimum hours of schooltime per year. Focus is on all aspects of the masonry industry including safety practices, brick, block, concrete, stone, fireproofing, plastering and ornamentation.

Pointer, Caulker, Cleaner Program

6000 hours of on-the job training and 144 minimum hours of classroom training per year. Focus is on restoration work. Duties include but are not limited to, caulking and sealing of joints in buildings and other structures to seal them watertight; applying cold membrane waterproofing in liquid or sheet good rolls; epoxy injection with pressure equipment to fractures and cracks in buildings to restore them to structural integrity; power washing to clean and restore buildings.

Cement Mason / Finisher Program

4500 hours of on-the job training, and 144 minimum hours of school time per year.

Focus is on all aspects of the concrete masonry industry including safety practices, concrete, leveling, finishing.

Tile, Marble, and Terrazzo Setter Program

4500 hours of on-the job training, and 144 minimum hours of school time per year. Focus is on all aspects of the Tile, Marble, and Terrazzo industry including safety practices.

Tile, Marble, and Terrazzo Finishing Program

3700 hours of on-the job training, and 144 minimum hours of school timeper year. Focus is on all aspects of the Tile, Marble, and Terrazzo industry including safety practices.

 

 

Requirements for applicants:

The BAC Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee administers the Apprenticeship programs, which are registered with the NYS Department of Labor.

The committee requires that applicants:

·        Be 18 years old.

·        Have a high school diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED) or enrolled in school.

·        Must be physically able to perform the work required.

·        Must have the ability to lift 50-100 pounds.

·        Must have reliable transportation to and from job sites and related instruction classes.

·        Must have valid driver’s license

·        Must be a six-month resident of Local #2’s geographic jurisdiction as follows: Albany, Cayuga, Columbia, Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, St.Lawrence, Warren or Washington counties and the state of Vermont.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs.