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New York State Department of Labor

Cement Masons Recruit Apprentices

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North Tonawanda, NY (August 30, 2017) -

The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Cement Masons, Local Union #111, will conduct a recruitment from September 21, 2017 through August 16, 2018 for 5 cement mason apprentices, the New York State Department of Labor announced today.

Applications must be completed on site at the Local Union #111 office, 111 Wales Avenue, North Tonawanda, NY, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month, during the recruitment period.

The Committee requires that applicants:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have a high school diploma or a high school equivalency diploma (such as TASC or GED).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license. Apprentices may be required to operate company vehicles
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from various job sites and related instruction classes.
  • Must live within the jurisdiction of Local Union #111, which includes Erie and Niagara counties.
  • Must pass a drug screening, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture.
  • Must provide DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, if applicable, after selection and prior to indenture.

Applicants may be required to pass a substance abuse test, at the expense of the sponsor, after selection and prior to indenture. For further information, applicants should contact their nearest New York State Department of Labor office or Local Union #111 at (716) 695-1494.

Apprentice programs registered with the Department of Labor must meet standards established by the Commissioner. Under state law, sponsors of programs cannot discriminate against applicants because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or marital status. Women and minorities are encouraged to submit applications for apprenticeship programs. Sponsors of programs are required to adopt affirmative action plans for the recruitment of women and minorities.


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