California Regionals Apprentice Skills Challenge Winners & Video 2016

California Regionals Apprentice Skills Challenge Winners & Video 2016

The 2016 Southern California Regionals Apprentice Skills Challenge was outstanding! BIG thanks to judges, MITA members, contractors, sponsors, families, and apprentices. ALL apprentices competing showed they have what it takes and are dedicated to their craft.

Congratulations to winners!
1st year Cristian Lopez with New Dimension Masonry
2nd year Fernando Gonzalez with GBC Concrete and Masonry
3rd year Chris Dubief with Reycon Construction.


They now qualified to compete with the best from around the nation at the World of Concrete Las Vegas on January 18, 2017.

Thanks to Southern California judges Howard Cole, Tom Demo Sr, Juan Carlos Duran, Rick Williams, Alex Lopez, and Adrian Cardenas.

Shout out to Escondido Valley High School masonry students who volunteered as tenders.

Apprentices from MITA and Bricklayers Local 4 were challenged with timed projects for their individual apprenticeship year from 3 levels of difficulty.

MITA shares special thanks to RCP Block & Brick for providing the very best materials for the competitors, providing pre-event and live on-site presence during the action, including MITA Board member and Apprentice Committee Chair Craig Finch, and former Board member Gina Adams.  Special thanks to Kona Ice of San Diego and Jesse’s Ricos Tacos for providing delicious food and treats for the event!