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December 09, 2016
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What's New at DCTC
November 14-20 is National Apprenticeship Week The BAC District Council Training Center, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor,  will host an Apprenticeship Open House event on November 16, 2016 here at the Training Center as part of the second annual National Apprenticeship Week. Read More...
Download: NAW Template Release Final.docx
Masory Fireplace Design & Construction Workshop
Class Saturday October 22, 2016 7:00am - 3:30
Download: Oct 22 2016 Fireplace Design.pdf
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
Amalgamated Bank - Free Finacial Literacy Program
The more secure you are in your finances the safer you'll be on the job site.  Gain the knowledge to answer basic questions for yourself and to ask the important questions when working to build your financial future. Read More...
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...
SpecMix 500 Regional

Steve Cleveland wins title of Chicago Area's Best Bricklayer!
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2015 International Apprentice Contest

Congratulations to all five of the ADC1 Apprentices who competed in the  2015 BAC/IMI International Apprentice Contest. The event  was held at the International Training Center in Bowie, MD on September 11 and 12, 2015.
Download: Artur Wilk.jpeg , Cody McGraw.jpeg , Efren Beltran.jpeg , Stanley Slanwikowski.jpeg , Zach Zuidema.jpeg

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. Also, high school diploma or GED is not required but recommended.
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.
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.
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

Download: Apprentice_Monthly_Report.xls
Foreman Training

  DCTC is offering Foreman Training. This Program is designed to provide a comprehensive outreach program of higher instruction and education to current or potential supervisory personnel of mason contractor’s signatory to the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.
Fireplace Class

Fireplace Class
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Grout Certification / Flashing Upgrade

Grout: The course covers various grouting consolidation techniques, code requirements, inspection procedures, quality control, safety and ASTM standards. Craftworkers get a solid understanding of grout, reinforced masonry and proper installation.

Flashing: Dicuss building code requirements, the responsibility of the installer, availability and advantages of the systems and materials, specific functions of flashings, weep vents, drainage planes, air spaces and masonry units as related to the wall performance.

Call the office at 630-953-0835 to check when classes will be forming.  Seating is limited. 8 hour class


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://blog.aflcio.

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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