First, Second, and Third Year Apprentices Compete During MASONRY MADNESS®
@ 7:30 AM
Manatee Technical College
6305 State Road 70 E
Bradenton, FL 34203
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St. Cloud High School hosted a tour of their facilities and existing pre-apprentice masonry program on Friday, March 29th. Island Coast High School, in Cape Coral FL, is in the planning stages of their own masonry pre-apprentice program and came prepared with questions and ideas to run by the experts. Attending the event were Donna Hinson, MAF Executive Director, Dan Kroeker, MAEF Apprentice Coordinator, and Brad Kibbe, MAEF Executive Director, Dr. Michelle Cort-Mora, Principal of ICHS, Roseanne Perez, Assistant Principal ICHS, Melissa Johnson, Lee Public Schools Adult & Career Education, Robert Dombo, Assistant Principal St Cloud, and John Leal, Masonry Instructor St Cloud. We wish to thank St. Cloud for hosting us and for providing informative and helpful ideas for the new masonry pre-apprentice program.
Come enjoy a day of relaxation, golf, refreshments and prizes at the MAF Central Chapter Fundraiser Golf Tournament.
All proceeds will benefit the MAF Central Chapter Apprentice Programs.
Orange County National
Golf Center & Lodge
16301 Phil Ritson Way
Winter Garden, FL 34787
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7:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM Shot-gun Start
12:30 PM Lunch, Prizes & Awards
$175/player | $600/foursome
Sponsor Opportunities available!
Registration fee includes golf, breakfast, raffle ticket and lunch.
For registration, please use the PDF form available here:
2019 MAF CF Golf Scholarship Scramble
Longtime building industry leader works to attract workers
Members of the Painter family have been masons since the early 20th Century, and Painter Masonry has operated for 50 years.
The company, which laid bricks and cement blocks for many of the buildings at the University of Florida and other parts of Greater Gainesville, won’t continue for another generation. No family member is ready to continue Painter Masonry’s legacy, and none of the workers have stepped up to take over.
What’s more, it’s harder and harder to find workers who are willing to take on the arduous work of building the future – one brick at a time – in the Florida sun.
Ken Urquhart, Workforce Employment Manager for Junior Achievement of South Florida thanked the MAF for their participation:
Kenny Tilghman Level 3 Apprentice @ World of Concrete representing the MAF and MCAF Tampa Chapter Apprentice Program
The masonry industry offers great benefits including advancement opportunities, job security, paid training, and financial strength - and that’s just the beginning. Masonry work presents both an analytical and creative outlet, a sense of pride in accomplishment and job flexibility. Most importantly, masonry is an enduring craft that promises to be lucrative far into the future - and the opportunities are wide open!
For Florida Masonry Opportunities: Learn more at www.floridamasonry.com/apprenticeship.html
For nationwide masonry opportunities: Learn more at www.masoncontractors.org/careers.
Capital Concrete & Masonry Solutions
David Nelson Masonry
Department Of Corrections
Florida Building Code
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point
Jerry Painter Masonry Consulting
MAF Masonry Award
Masonry Professional Education
Masonry Wall Bracing
VR Plus SHield
Wood Frame Construction
World Of Concrete