The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) brings the Masonry Skills Challenge back to World of Concrete/World of Masonry on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join the crowd in the Gold Lot to cheer on masonry apprentices in first, second, and third year skill levels. The contest is a showcase for skills training in the masonry industry, challenging winning apprentices from regional competitions held throughout the country to determine the top masonry apprentice at each level.

Watch as we put a spotlight on our industry's finest young masons and focus attention on careers in the masonry industry. Contestants are divided by experience level, first years, which are just entering the trade through third years, who are just about to enter the workforce as journeymen. Each level is given a project to build appropriate to their know-how and have three hours to complete the task. Awards will be presented to the top three apprentices in each skill level. For more information, visit MCAA.

This event is part of Masonry Madness, a collection of the most exciting masonry competitions in the world, and it all takes place on one day, at one location. The World of Concrete 2016, takes place Feb. 2-5 with seminars starting on Feb. 1. This will be the largest show in more than six years with 1,300 exhibitors in 600,000 plus square feet of indoor and outdoor space. You’ll want to take advantage of all the educational and networking opportunities, new product unveilings and demonstrations, and live events and competitions. Register for World of Concrete 2016 before Dec. 15 to get early-bird pricing.