Saylor Academy is very pleased to partner with the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) to provide flexible, affordable learning opportunities for members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) and their families.
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IMTEF will now offer Saylor Academy courses as part of its training and professional development benefits to BAC members, IMTEF instructors, and their families. Members will have the opportunity to use Saylor Academy courses to earn credit toward degree programs at Saylor’s partner schools as well as others that accept flexible credit options. As part of a commitment to ensure its members access the best lifelong learning opportunities, IMTEF and Saylor have recommended several skill development and college credit pathways.
“Now more than ever, lifelong learning will be a critical part of maintaining employability for any industry. We are happy IMTEF recognized us as a partner and resource, and are pleased to work with any organization committed to access to affordable learning opportunities.”Jeff Davidson, Executive Director, Saylor Academy
“At IMTEF, we believe learning is a lifelong commitment. We support BAC members’ professional development throughout their careers with our state-of-the-art training programs, which give them a competitive edge in our industry. Our partnership with Saylor Academy represents another pathway for BAC members to advance themselves both personally and professionally, with flexible, self-paced online classes they can access when it is convenient for them, while earning tuition-free college credit.”Anthony DiPerna, Director of Apprenticeship and Training, International Masonry Training and Education Foundation
About Saylor Academy
Saylor Academy is a nonprofit initiative committed to making education accessible and affordable to all who need it. We are doing so by creating free online courses, created by real professors with teaching experience, that people can use to learn skills and earn university-level credit. Our courses are available for anyone to take at their own pace, and earn certificates or university credits to help them graduate or gain employment faster, and improve their and their families’ futures.
Saylor partners with a group of universities and colleges, as well as other nonprofits and organizations wishing to open access to education. We do not charge institutions to partner with us, and are always looking for like-minded organizations to expand our mission further.
Saylor Academy’s “credit-recommended” courses are recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) for meeting university-level academic rigor. You can view our recommendations and learn more about ACE National Guide to College Credit here.
To learn how to partner with Saylor Academy, please contact Jacqueline Arnold, Director of Strategic Relationships and Communications, at [email protected].
About International Masonry Training and Education Foundation
The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF), together with local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATCs), provides training and lifelong learning to members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) to help them advance their skills and careers. These programs begin with pre-job and apprenticeship training and continue throughout a craftworker’s career in the trowel trades, which includes brick, block, stone, tile, marble, terrazzo, rainscreen, refractory, concrete, and plaster. IMTEF’s training programs are recognized as the industry’s best. BAC members can access training at over 65 centers across the U.S. and Canada – including the state-of-the-art John J. Flynn BAC/IMI International Training Center outside Washington, D.C. IMTEF’s comprehensive, standardized curriculum is taught by experienced and trained instructors, many of whom are accredited through IMTEF’s Instructor Certification Program. If you are interested in an apprenticeship in the trowel trades or want to further your education as a BAC journeyworker, contact IMTEF for more information.