Career Training in Cutting-Edge Construction Crafts

Applying plaster and placing and finishing concrete are highly-skilled crafts requiring career-long training, from apprenticeships for workers entering the trade to upgrading and safety courses that keep journeypeople at the top of their profession.

That’s what the OPCMIA International Training Fund (ITF) does. We are a non-profit national training trust fund meeting the training needs of signatory contractors, members, affiliated Joint Apprenticeship Training Committees (JATC), and affiliated local unions of the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association (OPCMIA).

Important Notice

Effective Immediately: NIOSH Rescission of RB Sigma Respirator

News and Resources

February 21, 2023

Registration Now Open for the Fourth Annual Instructor Training Program!

The OPCMIA International Training Fund’s premier annual event, the Instructor Training Program, will be held from July 10-14, 2023 at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan — and registration is now open.

Cold Weather

The winter months are upon us and that means it’s time to prepare for cold weather. Here are several valuable resource links regarding working in cold conditions. While the ITF does not expressly recommend everything in the resources, we are sharing them so that you may review them for what is most relevant to you.

“The OPCMIA International Training Fund produces the best plasterers and cement masons in North America. Watch and learn more about how our Apprenticeship program and mid-career training set the standard for craftsmanship. The OPCMIA ITF means quality all the way!”

Daniel E. Stepano
General President, OPCMIA
Chairman, ITF Board of Trustees