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Washtenaw Contractors Association 2021 Expo

Posted on Friday, October 22, 2021
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Now Accepting Applications for June 24th Interviews

Posted on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Do you have what it takes? Join the BAC and change your life.     Bricklayers and Allied Crafts (BAC) Local 2 represents the very best in ​masonry sciences; Brick and Block, Stone, Cement, Plaster, Pointing/Cleaning/Caulking [Restoration and Preservation], Refractory, and Tile, Marble, or Terrazzo.  Apprentices get paid week one and Read More. . .

2020 Michiagn Works! IMPACT Awards recognize BAC Apprentices

Posted on Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The Michigan Works! Impact Awards is a unique, highly-publicized event that celebrates the economic impact of newly created jobs, transformational training and effective talent pipeline development within our communities. During the event, state legislators present tributes to award winners, who have the opportunity to tell their story and the role Read More. . .

BAC Local 2 MI Welcomes Newest Apprentices during Michigan's Apprentice Signing Week

Posted on Friday, May 10, 2019
Yesterday, we welcomed Jayden Thurlow (third place winner in the 2019 SkillsUSA MI Masonry Competition) and Brenden Shooltz as BAC Local 2 MI Newest Apprentices as they signed their US DOL Registered Apprentice Agreement as part of Michigan’s Apprentice Signing Week at the Genesee Career Institute in Flint, MI.   Jayden Read More. . .

Building her future | BAC Apprentice Emily Williams

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019
A single decision has the potential to change your whole life. For Emily, it was the decision to apply for an apprenticeship.  Starting out at Wayne Community College, Emily found the financial burden to be too large and had to stop attending classes. She wanted to find a way to Read More. . .

Going PRO Apprenticeship Readiness Program

Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2018
GST Michigan Works! intensive seven-week Apprentice Readiness training, funded by the State of Michigan Going PRO Skilled Trades Grant began in March 2018. Individuals participating in this one-of-a-kind training had the opportunity to gain the necessary and fundamental education, skills and knowledge in a program designed to enable the successful Read More. . .

2018 MCAA Masonry Skills Challenge

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Third-year apprentice Charlie Coburn competed this morning at the MCAA Masonry Skills Challenge in the Third Year category.  He's standing in front of the Bricklayer 500 sign built out of brick by the International Masonry Institute of the International Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Charlie also competed agsinst his father Charles Read More. . .

On the Radio: BAC Apprenticeship Opportunities

Posted on Thursday, September 28, 2017
BAC Apprenticeship Director Howard Hipes shares information about Construction Skilled Trades Apprenticeship opportunities and careers available. BAC Apprenticeship programs vary from 3 - 4 years, and students are paid while they complete their traning. Students also receive a gradual increase of wages throughout their Apprenticeship training. Learn more about the Read More. . .

Sometimes It Takes A Village

Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017
Emily Williams is a young, single mother from Flint whose life was turned around in 2016. Through the Genesee/Shiawassee/Thumb Michigan Works! Agency, Emily was carefully screened and approved for an eight-week Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) Environmental Career Worker Training Program (ECWT) through generous funding from the National Read More. . .

Building Trades Unions Partner with Rowan University for New Degree Program in Construction Management

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
North America's Building Trades Unions have partnered with a university to form a new Construction Management degree program.   "We are excited to be partnering with Rowan University to launch this construction management degree program," said Sean McGarvey, President of North America's Building Trades Unions.  "We are particularly thrilled that Read More. . .