Opportunity Knocks!

Bust the Door Wide Open by Joining One of Our OPCMIA Job Corps Programs


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Apprenticeships in 2017


Job Placement

Learn a fulfilling craft. Expand your education. Put yourself on the inside track to a rewarding career as a union plasterer or cement mason. Bust the doors of opportunity wide open!

That’s what the OPCMIA Job Corps program is all about — changing your life for the better.

By joining the OPCMIA Job Corps, you’ll enroll in a free pre-apprenticeship program. For 8-12 months, you’ll live at one of OPCMIA’s 35 Job Corps centers. You’ll learn the skills you need for a career as a plasterer or a cement mason, most of it through hands-on experience. And if you complete the program successfully, you’ll be well-positioned to enter the OPCMIA’s world-renowned apprenticeship program — your ticket to a lifelong career in one of our crafts.

Specifically, you’ll receive:

  • Vocational “pre-apprenticeship” training in the trade of your choice.
  • Free room and board while training.
  • Academic training to help you complete high school or obtain a GED Certificate.
  • Free drivers education training.
  • Vocational counseling.
  • Industry tools, work clothes, and personal safety equipment.
  • Job placement assistance upon graduation.
  • Mentoring by industry professionals.

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