How MnDOT-DEED Cement Mason Training Changed James’ Life

30 Apr 2024


James enrolled in the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Highway Construction Cement Mason program in 2021. Getting his foot in the door for this high-demand career path changed James’ life.  

That 6-week MnDOT-DEED-sponsored training course back in 2021 prepared James to become an apprentice in the Local 633 Cement Mason union. Now, James is working for the City of Minneapolis to complete the 6,000 hours of on-the-job training required to become a Journeyman Cement Mason. So far, he has completed 2,800 of those hours, doing curb and gutter work, replacing sidewalk sections and working on streets in Minneapolis. 

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