Cement masons are responsible for all concrete construction, including pouring and finishing of slabs, steps, wall tops, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, paving and other concrete construction. They handle terrazzo, magnesite, epoxy, polymer and other plastic materials for topping repair and injection. Cement masons are responsible for all preparation and repairing of concrete. They also set forms and pins for slabs, steps, curbs and gutters, and paving.
1) 18 Years Old
3) Physically Able
2) High school diploma or GED
5) Valid diver’s license
4) Must pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Obtain application either online or by contacting the local training facility
Complete application and return via mail, email or fax to
Cement Masons and Plasterers Training Centers of Washington
PO Box 81044
Seattle, WA 98108
Fax: (206) 762-0896
Include copies of driver’s license; diploma, GED, or transcript; DD-214; and social security card other valid I-9 Documents
* Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Placed in pool of eligible applicants
Complete physical assessment
Attend an 80 hour job readiness class
Step 3: Start with local 528
6,400 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
Minimum of 168 hours of education each year through
Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 900 hours of on-the-job training (over at least 6 months) plus required schooling.
Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay: $27.48 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool
SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: WASHINGTON CEMENT MASONS APPRENTICESHIP
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.
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