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BAC Local 1, Oregon's philosophy is to promote life-long learning by deliverying craft, technical, supervisory and management education to our members at all levels in the Trade.  We partner with Mt. Hood Community College and the International Masonry Institute (IMI) to provide the needs of our members in terms of their education.


The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the contractors who employ those members. Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system.


Grout Certification                                                                 Rain Screen Upgrade
ACT (Advanced Certification in Tile)                                    Contractor College
HMCP (Historic Masonry Certification Program)              Flashing Upgrade Supervisor  
Sustainable Masonry Certification Program (SMCP)       Certification Program (SCP)


The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation provides training, certifications and continuing education programs to the members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. These programs begin with pre-job training and training for apprentices, and continue throughout a craftworker’s career in brick, stone, tile, marble, terazzo, pointing-caulking-cleaning, refractory, plaster, cement and mosaic work. New cladding systems and installation technologies are also emerging, and IMTEF provides advanced training for these opportunities as well. IMTEF is funded through a grant from the International Masonry Institute, a labor-management organization created by the members of BAC and the contractors who employ them.