By ELLEN LYON
FORT RITCHIE - The International Masonry Institute, which is considering permanently locating at Fort Ritchie, will offer a stone masonry job training program at the Army base beginning Monday, the executive director of the Fort Ritchie Redevelopment Authority said Tuesday.
About 30 people from across the United States will stay at Fort Ritchie for the three-month program which ends May 12, Robert Sweeney said.
Sweeney said he did not know if any local students will participate.
The institute, which provides professional masonry training and promotes the unionized masonry industry, selected Fort Ritchie because of its campus-like setting and the abundance of stone buildings, the release said.