Jobs & Training

The MC&MCA works with the Associated General Contractors of Minnesota (AGC), other industry groups, and the unions in the recruitment and training of our workforce. We are always looking for well-trained workers!

As a sponsor of Construct Tomorrow we work with the unions and others to educate and inform young people and others about job and career opportunities in the Concrete and Masonry Construction Industry. Construct Tomorrow is visiting a number of high schools across Minnesota this year. For a list of schools, dates and for more information, visit their website at www.constructtomorrow.org.

The MC&MCA serves on apprenticeship committees for the bricklayers, cement finishers, and laborers training programs and centers.

If you are interested in checking out what these programs have to offer, visit the following websites:

Bricklayers Apprentice Program and Training Center at www.bactraining.org

Cement Finishers Apprenticeship Program and Training Center at www.local633.org

Laborers Apprenticeship Program and Training Center at www.ltcmn.org

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Workforce Development Video

The Workforce Development Committee is the newest committee in the MC&MCA structure. Former MC&MCA president Christa Seaberg, then with JE Dunn Construction, was very active with the Construct Tomorrow efforts and after brainstorming with people like Sean Spraungel of All Stacked Up Masonry, John Trout of The Coleman Law Firm, and Barry Blazevic, the committee formed. It became clear that the concrete and masonry construction industry should attempt to reach out to younger people in the schools.

Click here to watch the Workforce Development Video!

Through discussion with the shop teachers at Maple Grove Middle School and our labor partners, a masonry and concrete construction career event was developed and presented to over 70 grade 7th and 8th grade students on November 7, 2018. The event was held at the BAC Training Center in New Hope with the kids being bussed over. They were treated to a pizza lunch and given some swag for attending. They spent 5 hours working at 10 different concrete and masonry “stations” experiencing the materials and the work situation first hand!

Thanks to our Union Brothers and Sisters that assisted in the effort and covered the 10 “experience stations” for the kids.

Also a special thanks to our sponsors!  These events wouldn't be possible without your help! 

SPONSORS

  • American Engineering Testing, Inc.
  • Construction Midwest, Inc.
  • Donald R. Frantz Concrete Construction, LLC
  • Kiffmeyer Inc.
  • Metro Brick Inc.
  • North Country Concrete
  • PCL Construction Services
  • Scaffold Service Inc.
  • The Builders Group

VIDEO: Girls Build | Returning the Favor

Mike and the team pop into Portland Oregon to surprise Katie Hughes, a female carpenter who created and runs an incredible skills trade camp for young girls.

Click here to watch the video!