Students in Addison Trail’s Building Trades 2 and School to Work classes visit District Council Training Center in Addison

On May 3, 10 Addison Trail students participated in a career-exploration field trip to the District Council Training Center in Addison.

Those students are enrolled in Addison Trail Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher Jeff Angle’s Building Trades 2 course or Addison Trail’s School to Work class (taught by teacher Stacey Puccini), which provides pupils with real-world experiences through visiting local businesses and meeting with career professionals.

According to, “The IUBAC District Council Training Center’s mission is to supply our Signatory Contractors with the finest trained craftworkers in the Brick, Marble, Plaster, Pointing Cleaning and Caulking, Tile, and Terrazzo trades. Through our affiliation with the Bricklayers International Union (Founded 1865) and the International Masonry institute (Founded 1971), our goal is to improve our members’ quality of life, on and off the job, through access to quality training that results in safe working conditions and solidarity among members.”

During their visit, students met with Director/Administrator John Flynn and Apprentice Coordinator Stan Kulasik, who spoke about what it takes to be successful in the industry and programs offered, including Bricklayer, Marble Finisher, Plasterer, Pointer/Cleaner/Caulker, Terrazzo Finisher, Tile Finisher and Tile Layer.

They also learned about the apprenticeship programs, where individuals who are 18 years old and older can get paid while they receive on-the-job training. For more information, go to  

District 88 is committed to providing multiple and flexible pathways for students to ensure they are college and career ready and continues to partner with colleges/universities and local businesses to expand these opportunities for students. District 88 invites companies to collaborate with the district and support students. See details at