MAF Masonry Apprentice
@ 7:30 AM
Manatee Technical College
6305 State Road 70 E
Bradenton, FL 34203
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Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, Florida has an opening for a vocational brick and block masonry instructor for the 2019-2020 school year. The instructor will be responsible for teaching students in both the classroom and shop settings.
• A minimum of six years full-time or the equivalent of part-time
occupational experience in carpentry/building construction,
surveying, or trowel trades occupations.
• Applicants must have documentation of industry certification when
state or national industry certifications are available and applicable.
Compensation (per TALC Agreement The School District of Lee County):
• Starting Salary - $40,500
• 196-day calendar starting August 5, 2019
• Included benefits: Medical & Life Insurance
How to Apply:
Create an account at https://apply.leeschools.net and apply to the Instructional Pool: Job number: 20190001. If you need assistance please feel free to contact us at 239.337.8640 & we will be happy to assist you.
Please contact Dr. Cort-Mora (MichelleCo@leeschools.net) if you’re interested in learning more about this position.
Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.
"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."
So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Morgan and several other men and women are dressed in work boots, hard hats and Carhartt's, clipped to safety harnesses with heavy wrenches hanging from their belts. They're being timed as they wrestle 600-pound I-beams into place.
www.npr.org/sections/ed/2018/04/25/605092520/high-paying-trade-jobs-sit-empty-while-high-school-grads-line-up-for-universityRead more >
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:
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