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Training & Apprenticeships


World-Class Training

Training lays the foundation of success for our members and contractors. Boston Local 534 offers an industry-leading training program for apprentices and ongoing education for members. Learn more about upcoming training opportunities below.

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Local 534 is now accepting new apprentice applications!

Local 534 is now accepting new apprentice applications!

Interested in becoming a plasterer or cement mason? Great news — applications are now open for our Apprentice Training Program! …


Join the Local 534 Family

Are you seeking a career in a skilled trade? Boston Local 534 might be right for you. 

We’re proud to offer world-class training through our Joint Apprenticeship & Training Program, providing Apprentices the skills and experience to succeed as Local 534 Plasterers and Cement Masons.

Our Apprentices learn directly from seasoned craftsmen in our industry and develop their own skills and techniques while working at the Union hall and on job sites. After completing 6,000 hours of training, Apprentices graduate to Journeymen, with leading wages and benefits, a lifelong career, and Brothers and Sisters throughout the industry. 

How To Apply

  • To become a Local 534 Apprentice, you must be 18 years or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and valid U.S. resident documentation. Click here to learn more. 
  • To find out more, qualified individuals should contact Billy Redmond at