Region B Skills Challenge Contest
By Bryan Light
The 2006 Brick SouthEast Manpower Forum was held on October 14, 2006, at the San Destin Hilton in San Destin, Florida.
Twenty-eight, first, second, and third year apprentices from the 9 state BSE region labored for, not only, southern bragging rights, but also for the opportunity to compete in the International Skills Challenge, sponsored by MCAA. The contest was a 3 1/2 hour event, not including the written test that was given the day before. Local suppliers donated the materials, and the judging was done by selected masonry instructors, masons, and architects from throughout the region.
Next years BSE Manpower Forum will be held at the San Destin Hilton on October 12-13, 2007.
About the Author
Bryan Light is the Technical Services Director at the Brick Industry Association (BIA). Bryan has worked in the masonry industry since 1964 and joined the staff at BIA in October of 1999. He is a Gold member of the Building Officials of Georgia, and a member of the Metro Atlanta Inspectors Association. Bryan has served as the Chairman of the National SkillsUSA Masonry Technical Committee, overseeing the annual contest for secondary and post-secondary masonry students.