The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation provides training, certifications and continuing education programs to the members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. These programs begin with pre-job training and training for apprentices, and continue throughout a craftworker’s career in brick, stone, tile, marble, terrazzo, pointing-caulking-cleaning, refractory, plaster, cement and mosaic work. New cladding systems and installation technologies are also emerging, and IMTEF provides advanced training for these opportunities as well. IMTEF is funded through a grant from the International Masonry Institute, a labor-management organization created by the members of BAC and the contractors who employ them.
If you’re a member of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, find out more about the training programs that are available to you at the National Training Center, and local training centers near you.
BAC TRAINING COORDINATORS & INSTRUCTORS
IMTEF provides assistance, tools and resources to local training programs, while also offering special courses at the national level.
International Apprentice Contest
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers conducted its Apprentice Contest on September 11-12 at the BAC/IMI John J. Flynn International Training Center. Here are some photos from the contest.
Advanced Certifications for Tile
The Advanced Certifications for Tile (ACT) is a new set of certifications that recognize the importance of trained, qualified installers and the important role that they play in the success of any tile project.
Historic Masonry Certificate
This program provides experienced masons with an introduction to the theory and history behind preservation, as well as a hands-on understanding of traditional materials, methods and advances in technology.
INTERESTED IN BAC MEMBERSHIP?
Founded in 1865, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers represents craftworkers in the trowel trades across the United States and Canada including bricklayers, stone and marble masons, cement masons, plasterers, tilesetters, terrazzo and mosaic workers, and pointers/cleaners/caulkers. Training is only one of the many benefits of BAC membership.