Cement Masons 926

Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Cement Masons Local Union 926

3130 7th Avenue
Charleston, WV 25312

Anthony Farber, Apprenticeship Coordinator


(304) 312-9636

Cement Masons 926

Organized in 1864, the OPCMIA has represented and trained plasterers and cement masons for the purpose of protecting and promoting the quality of our industry and the livelihood of our members.  Plaster and concrete are ageless building materials that will not fall out of favor as long as there is a sufficient amount of workers who are skilled in the arts of installation and finishing. These materials are as unforgiving as they are durable and beautiful.  Skilled hands and competent management must work together to achieve the desired result and to promote and protect this vital construction resource.
We dedicate ourselves to the promotion of these materials, the recruitment and training of skilled craftsmen to meet the demand our our industry, and hold ourselves responsible to this commitment for the future of our industry and the welfare of all those earn their living in it.
Cement Masons are skilled in their crafts as well as in working to bring in the job on time and within budget.  Once an apprentice earns his journeyman status, his skill becomes an asset.  This asset is most needed and is recognized by all union contractors.  Cement Mason journeymen are considered to be on the “upper end” of the construction industry wage and benefits scale.
An Apprentice is required to complete 160 hours of classroom education and 1200 hours of on the job training each year to advance to the next level of apprenticeship.
How to Apply:

Applicants for the program must be at least 18 years of age
Have a High School diploma or GED
Have a valid driver’s license
Fully complete the application available here, or visit the local office.

All applicants will receive written notification at the address on file of the date, time and location of testing.

The Recruitment, selection, employment and training of apprentices shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  The JATC will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunities in apprenticeship and training and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under Title 29 of the code of federal regulations, Part 30.