CLASS 101: APPRENTICE MASONRY CONTEST Lot 1 – MASONRY TOTAL PREMIUMS OFFERED: $1,325
APPRENTICESHIP DIRECTOR: Kathryn Castelloes
CONTEST PLANNING COMMITTEE:
Calvin Brodie, Brodie Contractors Inc., Raleigh
Doug Burton, Whitman Masonry Inc., Raleigh
Lynn Nash, N.C. Masonry Contractors Assoc. Inc., Hickory
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: NC Masonry Contractors Association
Due to entry deadline extensions by committees, some contestants, contributors, and/or sponsors may not be listed in the printed program. These will be acknowledged at the awards presentation.
COMPETITION: Limited to registered apprentices training under a program recognized by ApprenticeshipNC, who have completed less than 6,000 hours of training. Contest limited to the first 30 qualifying applicants.
ENTRIES: Contestants must file official entry forms with the contest coordinator on or before Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.
DATE: The contest is held as a feature event of the State Fair, on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, starting promptly at 10 a.m.next to the Jim Graham Building off Hillsborough Street.
JUDGING: On completion of the project, a masons panel will judge the competition according to an official score.
AWARDS: Awards presented Monday, Oct. 18, at 2:15 p.m.
PREMIUMS: First Place, $325; Second Place, $225; Third Place, $175; Fourth Place, $125; Fifth Place; $100; Sixth through 10th Place, $75
Note: Social Security Numbers required at registration in order to receive premium money. Tools donated by manufacturers and suppliers will be presented to all contestants. Designed to promote interest in the skilled construction trades, the North Carolina Apprentice Bricklaying and Blocklaying Contest has become a popular annual event at the State Fair since the first such competition was held in 1954. The masonry contest dramatizes a program which the state has sponsored for the past seven decades since the Apprenticeship law was enacted by the General Assembly in 1939. Offering young people of the state an opportunity to acquire skill and proficiency in any of the skilled trades, the Registered Apprenticeship Program has turned out thousands of skilled workers. At present, over 6,000 people are receiving apprenticeship training on the job under the direction of journeyworkers, supplemented by related classroom instruction. The apprentices “earn while they learn.”