Masonry Related Education & Training Opportunites

Seminars & Webinars

Please check back periodically for upcoming seminars and webinars sponsored by the Pennsylvania Concrete Masonry Association.


Masonry Education & Training

Vocational Career & Technology Schools (Secondary Education) and Technical Trade Colleges (Post Secondary Education) located throughout Pennsylvania


Courses for Learning Units

Throughout the year we offer program opportunities for AIA/CES LU HSW for Architects, Learning Units for Engineers, ICC CEU & MCAA credits for mason contractors and more.

PCMA is an approved Provider PA Department of Labor & Industry for Building Code Officials.


PCMA Workforce Development

Find information on our annual Tool Bag Awards to Vo-Tech Schools, PA Skills Competition Winners, Masonry Instructors Association (MIA), Annual Masonry Instructors Workshop, and more.

PCMA Workforce Development

Tool Bag Awards to Vo-Tech Schools

The Workforce Development Committee arranges for tool bags, filled with tools of the masonry trade, to be distributed to the top masonry students at the secondary and post secondary levels across the state.

Tool Bag Awards to Top Students

Pennsylvania Masonry Instructors with Tool Bags awarded to their top students
Pennsylvania Masonry Instructors with Tool Bags awarded to their top students

The following awards were distributed for 2023:

Admiral Peary AVTS: Zach Adelsberger
Bedford Co. Technical Center: Aiden Wilson

Berks Career and Tech Center: Jaxon Kuehner
Bethlehem Area Vocational Tech School: Zach Rickert
Career Institute of Technology: Andrew Palmisano
Career Technology Center of Lackawanna Co: Colin Hartman
Central Westmoreland Career & Tech Center: Jesse Biller
Clearfield County Career & Tech Center: Andrew Zimmerman
Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Tech School: Clayton Henry
Dauphin County Technical School: Josean Estrada-Gonzalez

Eastern Westmoreland: Ryan Rasefske
Essex County Schools of Technology: David Lopez

Fayette County Career & Technical Institute: Kendall Lough
Fulton Co. Area Vocational Tech. School: Hunter Shindle

Greater Altoona Career & Tech Center: Preston Granville
Indiana County Tech Center: Daniel Boring
Lebanon Co. Career & Technology Center: Malik Rivera
Lehigh Career & Technical Institute: Mark Charles
Monroe Career & Tech Institute: Jeremiah Cox
Northern Westmoreland CTC: Zachary Steele
Reading-Muhlenberg CTC: Jonacdoel Castellar
Somerset County Technology Center: Cole Stutzman
Sun Area Career and Tech Center: Justin Weikel
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology: David Weaver Jr
The Williamson College of the Trades: Jack Grace
Union County Career and Technology Center: Jessica Martin
Upper Buck AVTS: Alex Myrick
Western Area CTC: Matt Cerciello
Wilkes-Barre, AVTS: Khalil Petty
York County School of Technology: Robert Herbst

PA Skills Winners

PA Skills Winners 2023

At the competition held April 13, 2023 in Lebanon, PA the following students won awards:

Secondary School
1st Place - Cash Award from Masonry Instructors Association of PA
Sam Berryman -Berks CTC (Mike Kern Instructor)

2nd Place - Cash Award from Masonry Instructors Association of PA
Zach Rickert - Bethlehem AVTS (Robert Kulick Instructor)

3rd Place - Cash Award from Masonry Instructors Association of PA
Clayton Henry - Cumberland Perry Vocational Tech School (Scott Weber Instructor)

Post Secondary School
1st Place - Cash Award from PCMA
Cameron Wolfe - Williamson College of the Trades (Pete Zwolak Instructor)

2nd Place - Cash Awardfrom Masonry Instructors Association of PA
David Weaver - Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (Mike Gardner & Chad Hummel Instructors)

Congratulations to these fine students!


NJ Skills Winner 2023

At the competition held March 25, 2023 the following student won an award:

Secondary School
1st Place - Cash Award from Masonry Instructors Association of PA
Jessica Martin - Union County Career & Tech Institute (Michael Sirc Instructor)

Congratulations Jessica!

Skills USA 2022 Winners from PA!!!

Secondary School
2nd Place - Sam Berryman -Berks CTC (Mike Kern Instructor)

Post Secondary School
3rd Place - Ryan Fallon - Williamson College of the Trades (Pete Zwolak Instructor)

Masonry Instructors Association (MIA)

Organized as a committee of PCMA, the Masonry Instructors Association provides a forum for communication within the secondary and post secondary masonry instructors throughout the State of PA and the Mid-Atlantic region. Masonry Instructors Association members have a voice to advocate for masonry through the PA Department of Education and with the individual Career and Technical Centers statewide. The input of this group is important to the agenda for the Masonry Instructors Workshop and other initiatives related to Workforce Development efforts by PCMA.

2023 Officers
Mike Kern (President)
Bill Wilson (Vice President)
Josh Boettner (Treasurer)

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Annual Masonry Instructors Workshop

The 17th Annual Masonry Instructors Workshop took place on Monday, October 2, 2023 at Eastern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, Latrobe, PA.

The 16th Annual Masonry Instructors Workshop was held October 17, 2022 at Berks Career & Technology Center in Oley, PA. Masonry Instructors from PA, MD and NJ attended this important educational event to get up to date information on what they should know to teach our future masons. Presentations on the new Portland Limestone Cement, demonstrations about masonry cleaning by Prosoco and a tour of the house build students from Berks CTC were constructing were on the agenda.

As a part of the day, the Masonry Instructors Association Meeting was held making it a very full day. Masonry Instructors Association 2022 Officers were: President, Mike Kern (Berks CTC), Vice President, Doug Walt (Central Westmoreland CTC) and Treasurer, Josh Boettner (Lebanon CTC). We are proud to share that 42 masonry instructors in PA, MD and NJ are members of the Masonry Instructors Association that runs as a committee of PCMA. They meet twice a year to share ideas and learn about new masonry topics.

Daniel Hiltebeitel, Masonry Instructor, receives 2015 Distinguished Service Honorary Member Award.

Our latest inductee to the Distinguished Service Honorary Membership was honored at the PCMA Annual Holiday General Membership Meeting. This honor, for individuals who have rendered special service to PCMA and the masonry industry, is awarded periodically when the membership and Board of Directors elect someone who shows exemplary service. The 2015 winner is Dan Hiltebeitel, masonry instructor at Williamson College of the Trades.

Dan has been teaching masonry for 38 years but his contributions to PCMA and the masonry industry go far beyond that. He was instrumental in helping to form the Masonry Instructors Association, which runs as a committee of PCMA, to help give a voice to the masonry industry with the PA Department of Education and the Department of Labor and Industry as well as networking for the masonry instructors in PA and now MD. He has been a tireless advocate for getting good quality masons into the trade and is a nationally recognized expert on masonry construction and teaching. Dan is retiring at the end of the school year this year and hopes to remain active in some capacity for the industry.