Scope of Work - Plasterers apply coats of plaster to interior walls, ceilings, and partitions of buildings to produce a uniform, finished surface. They also may produce and install decorative panels, rim, cornices and moldings.


Cement Masons smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete floor, walls, sidewalks and curbs using handtools or power tools. They also may mold expansion joints and edges and removes rough or defective spots from concrete surfaces using power grinder or chisel and hammer, patches holes with fresh concrete or epoxy compounds.


Working Conditions - Plasterers typically work indoors involving reaching, bending and kneeling requiring endurance but not exceptional strength.


Cement Masons typically work outside although inside work is not unusual. Much of the day includes climbing, balancing, stooping and kneeling and good physical endurance is required.


Apprenticeship Requirements


Length of program - The training program is three years.


Requirements include a GED or high school diploma, must be 18 years old, pass a drug test and have valid transportation.


Cement Masons (Local 514)

Greater Detroit Cement Masons Joint Apprentices Committee Training Center

Andrew Dupont, Training Coordinator

1154 East Lincoln Ave.

Madison Heights, MI 48071

(248) 548-0800

FAX (248) 548-0700




Sherman Smith - Business Manager


Teritories Covered: Entire State of Michigan