World of Concrete 2017 – MITA Newsletter February 2017
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU!
Your MITA apprentices at World of Concrete represent the best of California having won their Regionals. 1st year Cristian Lopez, and 2nd year Fernando Gonzalez, took on their challenge to build a never-seen-before project in a 3 hour timed event. Feeling the pressure?? The Judges are watching, and scoring, and media cameras are rolling on you!
WHO’S THE FASTEST TROWEL ON THE BLOCK?
They call it the “toughest 20 minutes in masonry”, and it offers $8,000 to the winners. Representing the best in the State of California (again!) are MITA Journeyman Howard Cole and MITA Apprentice Martin Avendano competing at World of Concrete Fastest Trowel on the Block. Moving fast in the Masonry Madness, see them in action below…and you’ll hear it…the crowd was packed!
DID YOU SEE THESE PRE-APPRENTICES & THEIR PROJECTS?
MITA/CFLC Rubidoux YOC Pre-apprentices Masonry Youth partnered with Habitat for Humanity to construct a fence for one of the Veteran Homes in the Riverside area. The Youth continue their training at the CFLC Rubidoux YOC and have begun a new project with a neighboring Partner to construct a cinderblock and cement ramp. They’re ready for hire, contact Jeremy May, Program Director at 951) 683-9622. See their projects below! Scroll right or left with the arrows to see their skills 🙂
IT’S TIME TO RENEW!
Start your year off right! Renew your annual Membership now. For merit shop/open shop contractors, MITA is your resource for bricklayer/mason apprentices. MITA is both a State of California DIR DAS, and Federal DOL approved apprenticeship program. Help our industry prepare for the future labor shortage, (you feeling that already?). Join MITA and renew your annual membership dues now at TrainMason.org/Join.
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