Apprentice Training Program


Click the links below for the appropriate Program Overview and Apprentice Applications for your area


PDF icon Rochester Apprentice Overview/Application Packet


PDF icon Buffalo Apprentice Overview/Application Packet


PDF icon Southern Tier Apprentice Overview/Application Packet

The BAC Local #3 NY has been vital to the development and growth of the masonry and tile fields’ success. Through our apprenticeship program in Rochester, Buffalo, and the Southern Tier, we aim to continue this success by offering masonry apprenticeships that provide training in brick, block, concrete, plastering, restoration and tile, as well as support personnel. The goal of the apprentice program is to provide the highest level of training, with the objective of producing highly skilled, versatile journeymen that our employers can be confident will be able to tackle whatever task is before them, ready to meet the professional challenges within the industry today and into the future.

The Bricklayers/Tile setter is a four-year program. The program includes both on-the-job training and continuing education.

The Bricklayers Local #3 NY opperates a Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee for each geographic area of NY covered by the BAC Local #3 NY: Rochester, Buffalo and Southern Tier and is made up of both Labor and Management Trustees. We take pride in the way our schools are managed between the trustees that represent both labor and employers. The Local #3 NY JATC represents Brick, Block & Stone Layers; Plasterers; Pointers, Caulkers & Cleaners; Cement Masons; Tile and Terrazzo Workers. We also represent the support people in the Tile industry.

The Local #3 JATC Rochester Chapter accepts applications everyday of the month (Mon-Fri) from 8:30 am until 4 pm.

The Local #3 JATC Buffalo Chapter accepts applications the first Tuesday of the every month from 8am-noon.

The Local #3 JATC Southern Tier Chapter accepts applications every Monday from 9am - noon and 1pm - 3pm. 

To be eligible to apply for a position of an Apprentice you:

  • Must be Eighteen (18) years of age at time of employment
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from school and work.
  • Must have a Social Security Card at time of employment.
  • Must have a Birth Certificate at time of employment. 
  • Will be drug tested and a physical exam is required upon employment.

Any applicant not able to provide proof of age and at the time of employment and pass the drug test will be disqualified from the program. Eligible applicants will be placed on a list for the next available position of Bricklayer or Tile setter apprentice. Placement on the list is good for two years.

If you have any questions regarding recruitment, feel free to contact the Rochester office at (585) 641-0750.

Kaydane Grant
Rochester Training Coordinator
33 Saginaw Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Office: (585) 641-0750

Andy Hanrahan
Buffalo Training Coordinator
1175 William Street
Buffalo, NY 14206
Office: (716) 560-0737

Justin Summerfield
Southern Tier Training Coordinator
4 Railroad Street
Whitney Point, NY 13862
Office: (607) 786-8945