Mason Training Omaha NE

Instead of bemoaning the lack of qualified masons in Omaha, contractors should work with existing vocational masonry programs--to improve their quality and offer jobs to graduates. The best vo-tech programs allow talented students to do some of the teaching. Vocational instructors should ask students questions instead of lecturing.

H & J Counseling
(402) 991-7621
7905 L St
Omaha, NE
 
DC Masonry Inc
(402) 896-8324
4908 S 61st St
Omaha, NE
 
AAA Chimney Sweep
(402) 330-6200
5088 S 106th St
Omaha, NE
 
Radil Robert E Tile Contr
(402) 571-4789
9823 Laurel Ave
Omaha, NE
 
Pool Steven
(402) 496-4776
14010 Camden Ave
Omaha, NE
 
H & J Counseling
(402) 991-7621
7905 L St
Omaha, NE
 
Cole Brother's Masonry Inc
(402) 932-3043
13301 Cooper St
Omaha, NE
 
Thompson Masonry
(402) 689-0831
Omaha, NE
 
Top Hat Industries Inc
(402) 496-4776
Omaha, NE
 
Seedroff Masonry Inc
(402) 895-4604
14711 Custer Rd
Omaha, NE
 

Mason Training

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Source: Masonry Construction
Publication date: September 1, 1996

By Chris Santilli

Abstract: Instead of bemoaning the lack of qualified masons, contractors should work with existing vocational masonry programs--to improve their quality and offer jobs to graduates. The best vo-tech programs allow talented students to do some of the teaching. Vocational instructors should ask students questions instead of lecturing. Instructors should teach students one tool at a time, so they develop good habits and don't get confused. Creative games such as a modified version of Jeopardy can make learning more fun. Students should have the opportunity to build small projects on campus, such as birdhouses, mailboxes, and planters. Vocational instructors and contractors can use goal-setting programs to motivate students and employees. In one such program, masons write their daily goals on special goal-setting sheets each morning, how they will reach them, and expected challenges. Five minutes before quitting time, workers write down what they've actually accomplished during the day. The contractor experienced a 15 to 20% increase in productivity after implementing the program.

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