Apprenticeship Program

Apprentice Applications are currently being accepted  for Cement Mason Apprentices and Plasterer Apprentices.  Interviews will be conducted in the spring.  The deadline to submit an application for an interview is March 16, 2017.

applications can be submitted in person or by mail: 2843 Snyder Avenue Philadelphia, PA  19145 or via email


Working Conditions: Work is done both indoors and out. Surroundings are usually dirty and dusty or wet, and workers are exposed to extremes of temperature. Work involves considerable standing, stooping and kneeling.

Possible injuries may result from falls from ladders or scaffolds, or lime burns of the hands or the eyes.

Recommended High School Courses: Math, general science, general shop.

Terms of Apprenticeship for Cement Masons: Minimum of 3 years and 3,000 hours. Must complete all in-house related instruction.

Terms of Apprenticeship for Plasterers: Minimum of 3 years and 6,000 hours. Must complete all in-house related instruction.

General Qualifications:

• Legal working age.
• High School graduate or equivalent.
• Good physical condition.

Admission Requirements of the J.A.T.C.:

• Copy of high school transcripts
• Personal interview
• Must have valid drivers license and own transportation
• Must pass drug test


Rob Petracci, Apprentice & Safety Instructor/Coordinator
Telephone: (215) 468-0238 or (215) 468-0235

Apprentice Training Center:
2930 Snyder Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19145
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Mark S. Harder, Apprentice & Safety Instructor/Coordinator
Telephone (215)852-0730

Plasterers Training Center:
NJ Training Center
711 Cherry Street
Gloucester City, NJ  08030
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