WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Training up younger skilled masons? Yes you are! As a member of MITA it’s all about YOU. The future of your industry depends on it. With all y’all making it happen, MITA starts in high schools. Masonry students then graduate on to Apprenticeship, and years later graduate as Journey persons with official State or Federal approved Journey Certificates and Cards. Working for YOU!
The 17th Annual Top Notch Trowel and Jim Broncatello Perpetual Trophy competition challenged masonry students from 4 high schools in 4 different projects! Who won? Medals were awarded as in royal tradition by “Bronc” himself. The school with the highest overall score wins the prestigious Perpetual Trophy with rights to display it at their campus for a whole year. Congratulations to ALL competitors!
Industry leaders judged all divisions. Many thanks to Art and Gilbert Ramirez of Ramirez Masonry, Tom and Tad Justus of Justus Masonry, Oscar Bojorquez with NuWay Masonry, Howard Cole California’s Fastest Trowel multi-year winner, Richie King Masonry Foreman, and Miguel Gonzalez MITA Journeyman. And the ‘man behind the trophy’ Jim Broncatello himself sharing his legacy with a smile 🙂
Each school brings a Tender to support their whole team.
2016 Winners of the Overall Perpetual Trophy – Ontario High School with Instructor Kennie Ott
1st Place Straight Lead Ontario High School
Valley High School Escondido with Instructor Alex Lopez
AB Miller High School Fontana with Instructor Danny Clayton
4 Divisions Results:
Straight Lead: 1st Ontario, 2nd AB Miller, 3rd Boys Republic
Sample Panel: 1st AB Miller, 2nd Ontario, 3rd Boys Republic
Corner Lead: 1st Ontario, 2nd Valley High School Escondido, 3rd Boys Republic
8 Ft Long Wall: 1st Ontario, 2nd Boys Republic, 3rd AB Miller