Brian Kristoff

Plasterers & Cement Masons Apprenticeship Facility

9200 Louisiana Street 

Merrillville, IN 46410

(219) 707-7767,

A Plasterer and Cement Mason apprentice is taught the skills and knowledge of the trades through a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction.  This approach permits a young person beginning their career to advance quickly while becoming an ever increasingly productive member of the crew.  

The curriculum includes the following important 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 Courses

  • Blueprint reading.

  • First-aid and CPR Certification.

The Apprentices Program offers:

  • Earnings commensurate with training

  • Promotion opportunities

  • Mentorship by Journeyperson 

  • Journeyperson status on completion of training

  • Employment opportunities nationwide 

  • Pension benefits

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