The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers, Local 1 incorporated the BAC Masonry College in 2004.
The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, Local 1 incorporated the BAC Masonry College in 2004. It was not until 2005 that BAC Masonry College began offering post-journey training in concrete finishing and bricklaying, and in 2006 BAC Masonry College accepted its first pre-apprenticeship class of students at a location in Paradise, Newfoundland. It was then that instructors Melvin Sparkes and Michelle Pitcher were hired on as instructors. Mr. Sparkes continues to teach bricklaying at the College today, and Ms. Pitcher continues to be responsible for teaching related courses such as Workplace correspondence, Quality Assurance, and Entrepreneurship. The 2006 class of students successfully graduated, and ten of them are now working in the masonry industry as apprentices. Two of these students returned to the College in January to complete their advanced level training.
On September 10, 2007, BAC Masonry College accepted more pre-apprenticeship students into its doors at a larger; more permanent location in St. Johnís, Newfoundland. This new location has enabled the college to offer increased services to their students, such as a fully equipped resource room and new computers. Having an opportunity to offer apprenticeship and post-journey training has enabled the College to supply an increased amount of apprentices and certified journeypersons to the masonry industry, and will surely continue to do so in the coming years
Our school is designed for those who wish to seek training and employment in residential and commercial construction.