Partnerships

Greenbush // Southeast Kansas Education Service Center

In 2014, a masonry training program began at El Dorado Correctional Facility. The instructor provides a class that educates inmates on basic masonry skills. There is also an opportunity for an OSHA-10 Certification. Upon graduation of the program, KMIC works with masonry contractors to assist with job placement and donates a tool kit with all the essentials for the masonry trade. Removing barriers to employment was found to be the single most important influence on decreasing recidivism.

Kansas State University – Department of Architectural Engineering & Construction Science

Hands-on Masonry and Segmental Retaining Wall demonstrations are provided to KSU students twice per year. Standard installation of masonry and retaining wall systems are discussed. Then, each student gets to see a mortar mixer in action and grab a trowel to lay CMU. During the retaining wall demonstration, students have the opportunity to use a block splitter to build a 24” column with retaining wall units. KMIC works closely throughout the year with professors to collaborate on education materials and methods, while discussing new technologies that will be helpful to the future professionals in our industry.

Fort Scott Community College

KMIC provides scaffolding materials, tools/equipment and other materials used for hands on education at the Fort Scott Community College.

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Kansas Masonry Industries Council
PO Box 369
Concordia, KS 66901-0369

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