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:
      We have just completed the Application Process in September 2019. Next Application Period wil be announced at a later date.

The following 1-7, is an example of the Process.
​1.  Apprentice applications will be available for NEW JERSEY RESIDENTS from (TO BE ANNOUNCED at least 2 weeks prior to next application                  process) 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 (?). The deadline for completed applications is (To Be Announced prior to next offering) Between 10 AM & 2 PM.
2.  Completed applications will only be accepted between the hours 10 AM & 2 PM on the dates above at 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 may 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, membership fees 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

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLEDGE
​The Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Apprentice Training and Educational Fund (JATC) does not discriminate against apprenticeship applicants or apprentices based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information or because of disability or age 40 or older. The Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 29 JATC will take affirmative action to provide to all applicants and apprentices equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will administer the JATC training program as required under Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 30.

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