It is no secret Ohio’s Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers have a great training program. In September, ten of their apprentices will prove to the rest of the country just how good a training program the Ohio-Kentucky OADC has in place as they display their talent and skill at the BAC/IMI 2015 International Apprentice Contest.

Battling their way through local, state and regional competitions, ten apprentices are preparing to show off their skills and education, as they look to earn the title of National Champion at the BAC/IMI 2015 International Apprentice Contest, which will be held from September 11 and 12 at the John J. Flynn Center in Bowie, Maryland. Finalists include:

Dan Aller – Local 5 Cleveland
Joe Cooper – Local 40 Mansfield
Giovanni DiPaola – Local 5 Cleveland
Jeff Price – Local 7 Akron

Chase Owens – Local 6 Canton
Aaron Young – Local 6 Canton
John Garnett – Local 18 Cincinnati/Lexington
Alex Latanza Jr. – Local 18 Cincinnati/Lexington

Jaymes Sanford – Local 5 Cleveland

Travis Knight – Local 22 Dayton

These young men have dedicated themselves to learning about their trade and knowing how to perform the tasks asked of them. Through their apprenticeship programs and classroom education, they learned the skills to do their jobs, but just as importantly, they learned how to be safe on the jobsite.

ACT Ohio wishes all ten finalist the best as they prove to the rest of the country that the best Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers in the U.S. reside in the Buckeye State.