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Become a Bricklayer

Interesting article from Mike Sutter Chairman of the Masonry Contractors Association of America (MCAA).

After just returning from Las Vegas and the World of Concrete/World of Masonry, I can tell you I am re-energized. How could I not be after all the productive meetings, social events, and of course MASONRY MADNESS on Wednesday — from the Apprentice Skills contest to the MCAA Fastest Trowel on the Block, and finally the SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500?


Tony Bishop wraps Judging of MCAA Masonry Skills Challenge in US

Become a Bricklayer

Tony Bishop, ABBTF’s State Manager in Qld, is again on home soil after lending his skill and support to the judging of the US Masonry industry’s equivalent of our WorldSkills Australia national bricklaying competition, the MCAA Skills Challenge.

Being a much larger country, it makes sense that their national bricklaying competition is for first, second and third year skill levels compared to our overall Regional winners of all Apprenticeship levels.


Aussie Entrants for ‘US Fastest Trowel on the Block’ on show this Saturday

Bricklaying Apprentices are In Demand

If you’re in Brisbane tomorrow and looking to be entertained with some spectacular speed blocklaying by talented Aussie twin brothers preparing to head off for the annual MCAA, US speed test, head out to our office at Brendale this Saturday! Tony Bishop is hosting for ABBTF and it should be a great day – for details of the address and to RSVP, check here.

Two Qld guys, twins Jack and Pat Sommerfeld, who together have been representing and winning Regional WorldSkills comps since 2013, have paired-up, Jack as the blocklayer and Pat as the tenderer (labourer) for the day.


From the Bush to Bangkok via WorldSkills Australia National Competition

Following on from his strong placing at fourth in the 2014 National WorldSkills Australia finals in Perth, young Mackay bricklayer, Toby Tosh, has been selected as one of two competitors from the National finals to work on the construction of the new Australian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand.
Also selected to work on this complex and exciting job, along with Toby, was Matthew Cheso from South Australia who finished second in the national event.


Interested in trying Bricklaying? Then please contact us on 1300 66 44 96