The annual North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association (NCMCA)’s Apprentice Skills Competition will take place on May 18 at Triangle Brick (TBC) in Durham.
Competing apprentices are provided with a drawing layout, along with cladding products, to produce the final design within two hours.
The contest winner will receive the “David R. Sigmon Award” and a cash prize as the 2019 champion. Other competitors have a chance to win tool prizes as well. The judges represent local masonry contracting businesses.
“This contest showcases our masonry industry’s talented up-and-coming apprentices,” said NCMCA president Kent Huntley. “We use this contest, and many other competitions, to promote NCMCA’s workforce development program.”
The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 pm. at 6523 NC Hwy. 55, Durham, with catered food and beverages for contestants and viewers. All are welcome to this rain or shine event.
“Triangle Brick is very much looking forward to facilitating this year’s masonry competition,” said TBC president and CEO Howard Brown. “We want to spread awareness of masonry as a reliable, rewarding job skill in addition to getting the local community involved in such a great event.”