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December 03, 2022
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  • What's New at DCTC
    Winter Welding Course 2023
    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 Winter Welding Classes. Classes run for 13 weeks. Read More...
    Download: Winter Welding 2023.pdf
    Terra Cotta and Suspended Scaffold Training
    As the list of aging buildings and structures increases, so does the demand for qualified masons who have the necessary skill and knowledge in the work of maintaining them.  This work is usually performed on Suspended Scaffolds and often includes the BAC crafts of Brick, PCC, Marble and Plaster. Read More...
    Rain Screen Wall Training
    Masonry rain screen wall systems have grown to become some of the most popular building enclosure choices for today’s building design.  The DCTC offers a Masonry Rain Screen Wall Systems Craftworker Upgrade Class. This is a 2 day class so, if you are interested in attending, please call the office at 630-953-0835. Read More...
    Foreman Class
    2 Day Foreman Class
    Apprenticeship: Building Your Career

    Download: Appendix D 2010.pdf , Master Application 2012.pdf
    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.

    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

    Are you a certified masonry grout installer? This one day course will teach you how to correctly prepare and install grout for structural masonry. This class is open to journey level bricklayer members. Classes will be held on Tuesday February 7, March 28, and May 2, 2017. This course is designed to provide the BAC craftworker with training in the following areas:

    • Why and how grout is used in structural masonry
    • Specifications and requirements for grout
    • The advantages to a BAC craftworker of buildings being built with structural masonry
    • Safety considerations when installing grout

    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

    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)

    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.

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