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January 17, 2017
Action Center
What's New at DCTC
It Is Cold Outside!
Get all of your safety training completed while the the days are short and the temperatures are low. It is warm inside the training center! Read More...
ACCEPTING BRICKLAYER APPRENTICE APPLICATIONS
The District Council Training Center is currently accepting applications for our Bricklayer Pre-Apprentice Program. Documents needed with application are a valid Driver's License, a birth certificate, Social Security Card, $20.00 application fee which helps defray the cost of the aptitude test. To be considered for the next class applications must be received by Friday, March 17, 2017. Read More...
Masonry Rain Screen Wall - Journeyman Upgrade Class
Masonry rain screen walls provide beautiful, long lasting high performance wall systems and have grown to become some of the most popular building enclosure choices for today’s building design. Read More...
Download: Oct 15 2016 Rainscreen Upgrade IL.pdf
QR Card - (Safety Training Card)
QR Card – (Safety Training Card) The DCTC is going digital. Beginning January 1, 2016, any BAC member that attends training classes will be issued an IMI Training Verification Card that contains a QR Code. Cards will no longer list each individual training course or certification but will contain a QR Code that will open and reveal the data. Read More...
$25 NO SHOW CHARGE for Safety Training Classes
NO SHOWS When a member signs up for safety or other training and doesn’t show up, we end up having to schedule more classes which is a drain on the Training Center’s resources. Beginning January 1, 2016 there will be a $25 penalty for any member that fails to show up for class. There will be no penalty for cancelations with 24 or more hours’ notice. Read More...
Tile Setters

Become an ACT Certified Tile Installer The Advanced Certification for Tile Installers (ACT) is designed to test an installers knowledge in five specific areas. Large Format Tile, Membranes, Mud Floors, Mud Walls and Shower Receptors. The installer may choose to become certified in one or more these areas.
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Welding Classes

Welding Class Openings Expand your employment opportunities by broadening your skills and become a certified welder. The DCTC is offering welding training and certification to bricklayers and tuckpointers. There are limited openings in our upcoming Welding Classes. Call the office for class dates.
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Monthly Apprentice Reports

The monthly apprentice report is now available in this section along with the download section of our website in excel format. You can save the spreadsheet to your computer and email the form to Maureen Inglesby at info@bac2school.org.


Download: Apprentice_Monthly_Report.xls
Fireplace Upgrade Training

Learn Hands On The Codes and Best Practices of Building A Fireplace!
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Grout Certification

Are you a certified masonry grout installer? This one day course will teach you how to correctly prepare and install grout for structural masonry. This class is open to journey level bricklayer members. Classes will be held on Tuesday February 8, March 29, and May 3, 2017. This 40-hour course is designed to provide the BAC craftworker with training in the following areas:

  • Why and how grout is used in structural masonry
  • Specifications and requirements for grout
  • The advantages to a BAC craftworker of buildings being built with structural masonry
  • Safety considerations when installing grout
NEW SAFETY TRAINING REGULATIONS

The following changes have been made to the Illinois Administrative District Council Safety Training Policy:

OSHA classes will expire 4 years after completion date

Refresher classes are now scheduled; these classes will consist of OSHA, Scaffold, Fall Protection and Silica Awareness refresher class all in one 8 hour day. The classes will cover both OSHA 10 and OSHA 30. If a member has a current scaffold card that is expiring soon this refresher will update all 4 classes. These cards are for all of the trowel trade represented by the ADC.

Members MUST have previously attended a minimum of OSHA 10 and Scaffold User

BUY AMERICAN, Keep us working

While doing your shopping this year; whether it be that new car, clothing or toys for the kids. Keep in mind to look for Made in America products by American Companies. Below are a few websites that sell and promote American and Union made products.  http://www.howtobuyamerican.com/bamw/bamw-061208-christmas.shtml www.buyamerican.com http://blog.aflcio.
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SAFETY TRAINING

Work is slow, but now is the time for BAC members to update their Safety Training classes. Our Safety Training schedule is in the "Events Calendar" tab on our website. Please call our office to reserve a seat in the many classes scheduled in the upcoming months. NOTE: OSHA 30 Hour Saturday classes are now 4 consecutive Saturdays (New OSHA Regulations)

Membership Tool Sales

For the good of the membership, the District Council Training Center is now selling trade specific tools to our members at a low price. We have tools from Marshalltown, Kraft, Crick and Smith Level. We have just signed up with ProKnee to provide members a discount for new kneepads and the chance to rebuild your old kneepads at a discounted price.

Apprenticeship Application Process

Download: Appendix D 2010.pdf , Master Application 2012.pdf

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