Like crew members, training programs come in all shapes and sizes. Some are intense and full-time; others require only a few hours' participation a week. However, the results are similar: More trained personnel enter the industry with every year that passes. This increase is no coincidence--rather it is a direct result of the actions of industry groups and associations. All over the country, they are taking the matter in their own hands--by setting up their own programs or approaching community colleges, technical colleges and high schools to start training programs or increase student numbers in existing courses. Eager to satisfy the industry's appetite for more masons, they are providing any type of help they can: advice on curriculum content, technical advisors, scholarships, even tools and materials. Learning institutions have responded swiftly, and recruits keep filing through the door. The article presents eight of many such programs.