Local 528 Alaska is a Labor Union that provides professional labor for you companies concrete finishing and plastering needs. If you are interested in utilizing our skilled members, please contact Nick 907-351-0151

Our Office

825 East 8th Ave. Suite 10
Anchorage, AK. 99501

Nick Scott
Cell: 907-351-0151

Office: 907-272-5113
Fax: 907-272-4387


Kenn Johnson
Apprentice Coordinator/BA
25 Timberland Drive
Fairbanks, AK. 99701
Phone: 907-322-3399


LOCAL 528 Alaska Apprenticeship

Alaska Trowel Trades Apprenticeship & Training Trust

The apprenticeship combines a minimum of 288 hours of classroom and skill development with 4,000 hours of on-the-job-training, this is a 4 year program. Cement Masons do cement finishing of sidewalks, curbs, floor slabs, architectural concrete, engraving, and stamping. Plasterers apply plaster to Interior walls and ceilings and apply stucco to exterior walls.

The Work

PLASTERER’S finish interior walls and ceilings of buildings, apply plaster on masonry, metal, and wire lath or gypsum. They also apply cement on masonry, metal, and wire lath (stucco). Most of these are hand-applied; therefore you will learn handcrafting skills.

CEMENT MASONS are responsible for all concrete construction, including pouring and finishing of slabs, steps, wall tops, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, paving and other concrete construction. They also handle epoxy, polymer add other plastic materials for topping repair and injection. Cement masons are responsible for all preparation and repairing of concrete. They also set forms and screed pins for slabs, steps, curbs and gutters, and paving.

Working Conditions

Seventy-five percent of a PLASTERER’S work is done outside on scaffolds. The work can be seasonal depending on weather conditions, with intermittent periods of unemployment. Most of the work is done commercially, but some is residential. The work involves heavy lifting, bending, climbing, and standing.

CEMENT MASON must be physically fit and may be required to carry and handle weights of up to 100 pounds. The job often demands eight hours or more of continuous physical labor. Teamwork is essential as well as self-discipline when working alone. Fine craftsmanship skills, precision, and finesse are also necessary qualities.

The Apprenticeship

The program is a 4 year training program that includes a minimum of 288 hours of classroom instruction. To remain in good standing, an apprentice must fulfill the educational requirements and make steady progress.

Enrollment Period

This includes 4 weeks of class, typically around the beginning of March going till mid May. Enrollment through interviews and screening of applicants will be completed 4 to 7 days prior to the start of class.

Do you want to visit our Training Center?

Contact Kenn Johnson 907.322.3399

Alaska Trowel Trades Training Center

7851 Spring St.

Anchorage, AK 99518

Success in this program requires

  • Great Attitude

  • Great Work Ethic

  • A High Motivation Level

  • Able to Work Outside

To qualify you must be:

 18 years of age or older

 Able to pass a drug test

 Physically able to perform all phases of construction work

 Valid Photo ID

 By Direct Entry

 A Signatory Contractor

 Military Veterans (Helmets to Hardhats)

 Alaska Department of Corrections

 Pre-Apprenticeship Program

 School-to-Apprenticeship

 Non-Signatory Employer, Organizing Effort Additional Documents: Letters of Recommendation Training Certifications & Resume.


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