Did you know that as an MAF Member Contractor you are eligible to participate in the MCAA's Healthcare Plan?
The MCAA's Association Healthcare Plan allows small employers to gain access to large group plan designs and doctor networks while avoiding pitfalls that add costs to small group medical plans.
The MCAA has partnered with Assurance, one of the premier insurance brokerages in the country, to develop an Association Health Plan (AHP).
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Baker Correctional Institution winners of first ever competition
SANDERSON, Fla. — Inmates from across the state traveled to Baker Correctional Institution to compete in the first ever Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) inter-institutional inmate masonry competition. Seven teams from various Florida correctional institutions showcased their masonry skills, judged by members of the Florida Masonry Apprenticeship and Educational Foundation (FMAEF).
“This is a perfect model of how we are trying to take our rehabilitation programming and actually have it contribute to restoring the men and women under our care back to their communities with a skill that can immediately result in employment,” said FDC Secretary Mark S. Inch. “This competition demonstrates the skill that meets industry standards for immediate employment. We have skilled instructors that are following industry standards, and we have great support from the business community; both from professional and educational organizations.”
Masonry competitions are used industry wide to highlight the quality, skill and fidelity of masonry education programs. FDC’s masonry programs offer industry-recognized certifications through rigorous coursework and hands-on experience. This training program equips inmates with the skills necessary for employment. Prior to release, inmates are paired with industry professionals through FMAEF to assist with immediate employment opportunities.
Read more:: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/comm/press/Main/01-27-Masonry.html
AIA People's Choice Awards
Voting for the 6th Annual People’s Choice Awards has started. Vote online for your favorite #Florida #architecture today at www.FloridaPeoplesChoice.com! #AIAFLAVOTE #AIAFLA1
SKILLS USA DAY TWO
June 24, 2019 - Skills USA Championship Day Two
The masonry skills competition will have 14 post-secondary and 30 secondary students, for a total of 44 total masonry competitors!
Above left: 300 Florida Skills students getting the information on the contest scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Above right: Tenders from Florida Courtesy Core watching Ryan Shaver, NCMCA-MCAA, demonstrate the build on Thursday's contest project.
For more information on Skills USA, please visit their website: https://www.skillsusa.org/competitions/skillsusa-championships/
Junior Achievement inspire event
On Friday, February 8, 2019, Robert Ball, Vice President of Coastal Masonry, Masonry Association of Florida (MAF) Southeast Chapter President and Donna Hinson, MAF Executive Director represented the association's apprentice programs and masonry industry at the 1st Annual Junior Achievement Inspire Event. The educational job fair featured a concrete block/masonry demonstration by Central Broward Construction (Justin Lord, Owner Central Broward Construction and MAF State Board Vice Chairman). Over 2000 students attended and were exposed to the masonry industry and construction trades.
Ken Urquhart, Workforce Employment Manager for Junior Achievement of South Florida thanked the MAF for their participation:
For more information, please contact Robert Ball firstname.lastname@example.org, Justin Lord email@example.com or Donna Hinson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of the Concrete Coalition of Florida presented at the National Concrete Masonry Association's Town Hall event held on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at their annual convention in Orlando's Lake Buena Vista resort.
The MAF's ProMasonry Chairman and Board member, Chris Bettinger presented the accomplishments of the Masonry Association. Matt Sitter, president of the Florida Concrete Products Association gave an overview of the FC&PA's BlockStrong program and Jim Painter, Executive Director of the Florida Concrete Masonry Education Council informed the attendees about Florida's state masonry check-off program. Also speaking were MAF program partner, the AIA Florida's executive Director, Vicki Long and Leslie Chapman-Henderson, Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), the country’s leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters.
Gustavo Soriano Fastest Trowel contestant, Donna Hinson, and Sherie Soriano at World of Concrete.
Ruddy Alvarez Level 1 apprentice @ WOC representing MAF and Central Florida Chapter
Kenny Tilghman Level 3 Apprentice @ World of Concrete representing the MAF and MCAF Tampa Chapter Apprentice Program
2019 SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500® WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ANDMASONRY MADNESS® LIVE BROADCAST
MASONRY MADNESS® is tomorrow!
Catch the action live or online on January 23, 2019
Over $120,000 in cash and prizes will be given away today during MASONRY MADNESS® in Las Vegas! It's a collection of the most exciting masonry competitions in the world and it all takes place on one day in the Bronze Lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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