Advanced Cement Masonry, Pre-Apprentice
Do you enjoy working with your hands to create and build things? Are you a strong problem-solver?
Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Advanced Cement Masonry, Pre-Apprentice training program. Pre-apprenticeships are focused on preparing students for a successful experience in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). That means your hands-on training will be based on industry standards in order to prepare you for high-skill, quality employment.
On the job, you will ...
- Place concrete by pouring, leveling and finishing concrete
- Color concrete surfaces, expose stones in walls and sidewalks, or make beams, columns or panels
- Understand how conditions affect concrete and adjust your work to prevent defects
Some of the career options you will have ...
Most Cement Masonry Job Corps graduates go to work for construction firms or contractors.
The credentials you will earn ...
Students training in union-affiliated and national-contracted programs, such as the National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF), can earn a pre-apprentice certificate of completion that offers registered apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience.
They will also complete and earn certificates for the following:
- 30-hour OSHA training course in Construction Safety and Health
- Hexavalent chromium health and safety regulations
Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.
What you’ll need to start training ...
- High school diploma or the equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers)
- Complete a Job Corps basic training program
- Passing scores on all written and performance tests
- Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
- At least 17 years old
- Positive attendance and progress record
- Written recommendation from Job Corps center personnel
- Health clearance at current center
- Strong work ethic and determination to succeed