Training News

Tough Competition at the Western States Brick & Tile Apprenticeship Contest

Journal: November - June 2000

The judging wasn’t easy at this year’s Western States Brick & Tile Apprenticeship Contest due to the quality work of the competing apprentices. Brick and tile apprentices from BAC Locals in California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Hawaii competed in the annual event, which was hosted by Local 3 California in Monterey. The following are the Western State winners:

1st Place: Jorge Leon, Local 18 CA
2nd Place: Ronald Reis, Local 1 HI
3rd Place: Julian P. Zuniga, Local 18 CA

1st Place: Jesse Richards, Local 3 CA
2nd Place: Martin O’Leary, Local 3 CA
3rd Place: Brandon James, Local 7 CO

Jesse Richard, an apprentice with Local 3 CA and first place winner for brick, marks out his project on a concrete base.

Highest awards in the tile category at the Western States contest went to apprentices, from left to right, Julian Zuniga, third place and Joe Leon first place, both of Local 18 CA, and Ron Reis, second place of Local 1 HI. Local 18 CA President Chad Boggio is at far right.


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