The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) will not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, genetic information, or because they are an individual with a disability or a person 40 years old or older, or on any other basis prohibited by law, in its admissions, or in any aspect of the delivery or administration of its programs. IMTEF will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship and training program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30.
IMTEF provides training, certifications and continuing education programs to employees of employers signatory to collective bargaining agreements with 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 TRAINING CENTER
The International Training Center offers extensive train-the-trainer courses, advanced certifications, cross-craft training and many other programs for BAC members.
Get a firsthand look at what it’s like to train at the BAC/IMI International Training Center!
2022 BAC/IMI INTERNATIONAL APPRENTICE CONTEST
The International Apprentice Contest draws BAC’s top apprentices from around the U.S. and Canada to compete for the title of International Champion in their trade.
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.