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A good cement mason needs to be reliable, responsible and well rounded in their craft and skills – be able to work safely, set forms, pour concrete, run machines, and repair concrete.

The Southern California Cement Masons Apprenticeship Program is in existence to properly teach men and women one of the world’s oldest trades—to become an expert cement mason. The Program is taught by industry experts and is considered one of the best in the West Coast.

The SCCMAP operates five training centers throughout Southern California including its newest one-acre center located in Arcadia, CA that includes 4 classrooms, cafeteria, shop area, training bays, and riding area. Within each of the SCCMAP training centers apprentices learn skills such as labor and management relations, worksite safety, working in confined spaces, forming, power tools, measuring and estimating, new green technologies, placing and leveling concrete, epoxy injection, and an array of necessary skills needed for a career as a union cement mason. In addition, the centers conduct ongoing training for experienced journeymen.

Under the guidance of SCCMAP, apprentices can expect an array of classes and on-the-job training to help develop marketable job skills while receiving hourly wages and benefits. Complete guidance can be expected during the development of skill, integrity, and subsequently pride of work.

Current and future demand for skilled craftsmen necessitates an apprenticeship program that takes into consideration past and current cement masonry practices, along with instruction in new green technologies, applications, and materials. The Southern California Cement Masons Apprenticeship Program supports a world-class curriculum of instruction and on-the-job training for more than 300 apprentices annually. Apprentices receive medical benefits and retirement funding as they progress. Union cement mason skills are honed with the most comprehensive apprenticeship-training program in the industry.

Cement mason journeymen are considered to be on the “upper-end” of the construction industry wage and benefits scale. Eventually, cement mason journeymen become skilled in their craft 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.



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