Guest Speaker

Introducing Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 5 PA

The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 5 PA (BAC Local 5 PA) is a proud representative of skilled craftworkers in the trowel trades, including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tilesetters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers. With a rich history dating back to 1865, BAC continues to uphold the highest standards of craftsmanship and training in the masonry trade.

Purpose of the Visit

Our visit aims to introduce students to the exciting and rewarding career opportunities in the masonry trade. We want to share the benefits of choosing a skilled trade, the pathways to entering the profession, and the support and training available through BAC Local 5 PA.

Key Topics Covered

Overview of the Masonry Trade

  • Explanation of the different crafts within the masonry trade.
  • Importance of masonry in construction and its impact on the community.

Choosing a Trade: Benefits and Opportunities

  • Job stability and demand for skilled masons.
  • Opportunities for creativity and craftsmanship.
  • Financial benefits, including competitive wages and benefits.

Apprenticeship Programs

  • Details about the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) and its role in training.
  • Structure of apprenticeship programs: hands-on training, classroom instruction, and earning while learning.
  • Steps to becoming an apprentice and advancing to journeyman status.

Success Stories

  • Real-life examples of individuals who have built successful careers in the masonry trade.
  • Testimonials highlighting personal and professional growth within BAC Local 5 PA.

Q&A Session

  • Opportunity for students to ask questions and engage with the speaker.
  • Clarification on any aspects of the trade, training, or career paths.




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Age/Grade Requirements

10th - 12th Grades


07/08/2024 through
Max attendance 30