Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Please Join US!
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
Map & Directions
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
Written By: Chris Eversole
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.
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:
Kenny Tilghman Level 3 Apprentice @ World of Concrete representing the MAF and MCAF Tampa Chapter Apprentice Program
Thanks to a recent vote in the Ohio House, apprenticeship recruiting in Ohio’s public high schools may become easier for unions affiliated with the Cleveland Building and Construction Trades.
House Bill 98, the Ohio High School Career Opportunity Act, which gives equal opportunity for representatives from colleges and universities, the armed forces, skilled trades, businesses and charitable organizations to present information on future career and post-graduate opportunities to high school students, was passed by a members in a unanimous vote.
The construction industry has experienced a winding road of recovery. The good news for those considering a construction job is that the industry is starting to hit its stride. The Labor Department remains upbeat on this sector, predicting overall employment growth of about 11 percent, or roughly 758,400 new jobs by the year 2026. Plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters and construction managers will be needed to build new structures and update existing buildings. Find out which construction jobs we consider a cut above the rest, and read more on how we rank the best jobs.
Sumter Correctional Institution is advertising for a Masonry Instructor. If you know of anyone who might be a good candidate, here is a link to the job posting:
Posted by Bronzella Cleveland | Jun 1, 2017
When we were young, we built entire cities and neighborhoods from Legos and Lincoln Logs. Then, somewhere between childhood and adulthood, we were taught that it is more desirable to go to college, earn a degree and sit in cubicles for 40 hours a week than it is to build and fix things with our hands. Fortunately for many of us, there are still careers where builders thrive and earn more money than their cubicle counterparts and NCCER’s Build Your Future (BYF) initiative is committed to sharing the many opportunities for successful, lucrative careers in the construction industry with students across the country.
Read the full story here: https://www.masonrymagazine.com/blog/2017/06/01/build-more-than-a-career-build-a-life/