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Cement Masons Apprenticeship Program Now Accepting Applications
9/8/2014

The Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Program will accept applications for a class of Cement Finisher Apprentices.  The following is the progression of wages for Cement Finisher Apprentices:

1st 500 hours Cement Finisher Apprentice:  $12.61 per hour + $11.74 in benefits
2nd 500 hours + 6 months Cement Finisher Apprentice:  $14.01 per hour + $11.74 in benefits
3rd 500 hours + 6 months Cement Finisher Apprentice:   $18.21 per hour + $11.74 in benefits
4th 500 hours + 6 months Cement Finisher Apprentice:  $21.01 per hour + $11.74 in benefits
5th 500 hours + 6 months Cement Finisher Apprentice:  $23.81 per hour + $11.74 in benefits 
6th 500 hours + 6 months Cement Finisher Apprentice:  $26.61 per hour + $15.59 in benefits 

Upon completion of the 3 year apprenticeship program, the current pay rate for Journeymen Cement Finishers is $28.01 per hour with an additional $16.19 in benefits (i.e. Pension & Medical)

A copy of the application can be received by sending an email request to Dan@TheBuildersOnline.com or by visiting the office of the Cement Masons Joint Apprenticeship Committee located in the offices of the Builders Association of Eastern OH & Western PA at the following address:  

The Builders Association
1372 Youngstown-Kingsville Rd., SE
Vienna, OH  44473
Phone No.:  330-539-6050.

To be considered for this class, applications must be received no later than Friday, September 26, 2014.

Applicants must include the following items with their application:
  • Transcript of high school grades or GED test scores
  • Military Service Certificate of Completion (DD-214) (if applicable)
  • Valid Driver’s License and transportation
Basic Qualifications:
  1. At least 18 years of age
  2. High School Graduate or Equivalent
  3. Physically capable of performing work of the trade
  4. Be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen & physical
An aptitude test will be administered at the time the application is submitted.  Selection of apprentices under this program shall be made on the basis of qualification alone and all applicants will be afforded equal opportunity under these standards without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or national origin.  This information is forwarded to you in compliance with the selection procedures of the training program, approved and registered by the Ohio State Apprenticeship Council.