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July 28, 2005 9:10 AM CDT

MAG Masonry Apprenticeship Program

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The Masonry Association of Georgia, Inc. (MAG) Apprenticeship Coordinator, Jamie Buck, recently distributed the MAG Masonry Apprenticeship Brochure to Career Resource Centers throughout Atlanta and surrounding counties.

For those who may not have heard, the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has approved Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding for those interested in learning a skilled masonry trade. For those who qualify, the ARC will pay for tuition, books and tools for three years of training ? a total of $3,700 per applicant! Contractors will be able to interview and hire individuals from this pool of candidates without cost to the contractors for training these potential apprentices.

Buck has made several presentations recently and has received very positive responses. Several high school seniors have already contacted her looking for employment this summer and the opportunity to start the MAG apprenticeship program in August.

Also, when Buck presented at the DeKalb Technical College's Covington and Clarkston campuses, her presentation ? along with several other organizations ? were videotaped. DeKalb Tech is editing this videotape to use at all high schools and tech centers, so guidance counselors and tech prep coordinators can promote the opportunities available for students.

If you have a need for laborers this summer, please do not hesitate to contact Buck. Graduating seniors and adults eager to learn the masonry trade will be starting class in August with their apprenticeship classes paid through the WIA funding. Students cannot become registered apprentices until hired by a mason contractor, so let's put them to work!

For more information, please visit www.masonryassocga.com or call Jamie Buck at (678) 413-0245.


About the Author

Masonry, the official publication of the Mason Contractors Association of America, covers every aspect of the mason contractor profession - equipment and techniques, building codes and standards, business planning, promoting your business, legal issues and more. Read or subscribe to Masonry magazine at www.masonrymagazine.com.

 

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