Training News

New BAC/IMI National Training Center to Host 2007 International Apprentice Contest

Journal: Issue 1 - 2007

The International Apprentice Contest is returning this September, when top winners of regional contests will head to the nation’s capital to compete in Plaster, Cement, Tile, Marble, Terrazzo, PCC, Brick, and Stone.

The new National Training Center, under construction, where skilled craftmanship is evident every day.

Along with the honor of representing their Locals, the competitors will be among the first BAC members to experience the new BAC/IMI National Training Center, which is opening this spring in Bowie, Maryland.

The number of International Apprentice Contest contestants from each area is determined by the number of registered apprentices per region. All entrants must be enrolled as a full term apprentice in a registered program, and be members in good standing to compete.

Contestants will be drawn from the winners of Local and regional BAC contests. In the final contest, competitors will take written exams and complete mockups in their respective craft, to show mastery of specific skills within a deadline.

The last International Apprentice Contest was held in 2003 at the National Building Museum. The 2007 contest promises to have an even larger turnout, as it coincides with the BAC Executive Council Meeting and IMI Annual Meeting. The 2007 Awards Banquet will be held at the National Building Museum.

For details about the 2007 contest, go to

To see the winners of the 2003 International Apprentice Contest, go to



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