Operative Plasterers & Cement Masons Local No. 29  

Northern New Jersey                                                           130 Central Ave., Suite 24

 Jersey City, NJ 07306

201-653-2065  (Ph)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    201-656-7810 (Fax) 

APPRENTICESHIP

Apprentices will learn necessary skills and gain knowledge of the trade through a standardized curriculum that also includes the following aspects of training:

  • ​Introduction to the industry and trade history 
  • ​Identification and proper use of tools
  • ​Material composition and mixes
  • ​Repair and restoration
  • Scaffolding and OSHA Safety Classes
  • ​Blueprint Reading
  • ​First Aid and CPR Certification


WORKING CONDITIONS

Working as a cement mason or a plasterer is physically demanding and takes place in all weather conditions. Because of the various hazards found on and around work sites constant safety training is necessary.   


RELATED TRAINING

Apprentices will be required to complete 144 hours per year of classroom instruction in addition to on- the- job learning. 


LENGTH OF APPRENTICESHIP

​​The Local 29 apprenticeship is 4 years and  6,000 hours of on the job learning 


APPRENTICE APPLICATION PROCESS:     

1. Apprentice applications :  will be available for NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS from 9/13/2016 & 9/14/2016 & 9/20/2016 to 9/21/2016 between the hours of 10 AM & 2 PM @130 Central Ave. Suite 24 Jersey City, NJ 07306. The maximum number of applications available will be 25.

2. Completed applications will only be accepted until 9/22/2016 between the hours 10 AM & 2 PM @ 130 Central Ave. Suite 24 Jersey City, NJ 07306. A $25 application fee must be paid by check or money order when the completed application is submitted. No cash will be accepted. Also all required paperwork (see below) must be submitted at this time.   


3. You will be required to complete a basic math test as a part of the application process. Information about the test will be distributed when ALL required documents are submitted.


4. A drug test will be required before entry into the program. This will cost applicants $75.


5.Physical exam is required. (Periodic physical exams and drug testing may be required once in the program.)  

                                                   

6. Applicants will potentially be required to complete a personal interview.


7. Once accepted into the apprentice program a membership fee of $311.50 must be paid by check or money order to

OPCMIA Local 29.


ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE AND HAVE ALL THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS, ANY APPLICATION NOT COMPLETE OR MISSING ANY OF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


REQUIRED PAPERWORK:

1. Copy of applicant's high school diploma or equivalency (GED)

2. Copy of applicant's Social Security Card​.

3. Copy of applicant's valid driver's license. (Applicants must be at least 18 years old.)

4. Resume


NON-DISCRIMINATION

​OPCMIA Local 29 JATC admits students of any sex, race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to the students. The school does not discriminate on the basis of  sex, race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin.

For further information  please contact the Apprenticeship Coordinator at: (email) JATC@opcmialocal29.org