Apprentices start at 60 percent of scale.
RECOMMENDED PREPARATORY CLASSES:
Industrial technology, mathematics and basic geometry classes.
Bricklayers and stonemasons usually work outdoors. They stand, kneel and bend for long periods of time and often have to lift heavy materials. Common hazards include injuries from tools and falls from scaffolds, but these can be avoided when proper safety practices are followed.
Must be physically fit to perform the job of a bricklayer.
Gene Knapp, Apprenticeship Training Coordinator
To Apply call 815-874-1817, No Application Fee
Bricklayers Local 6
Bricklayers and stonemasons work in closely related trades producing attractive, durable surfaces and structures. The work they perform varies in complexity, from laying a simple masonry walkway to installing the ornate exterior of a high-rise building. Bricklayers build walls, floors, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures with brick, precast masonry panels, concrete block and other masonry materials. Some specialize in installing firebrick linings in industrial furnaces. Stonemasons build stone walls, as well as set stone exteriors and floors. They work with two types of stone - natural cut, such as marble, granite, and limestone and artificial stone made from concrete, marble chips or other masonry materials. Stonemasons usually work on structures such as houses, hotels and office buildings.
Bricklayers and stonemasons combine a thorough knowledge of brick, concrete block, stone and marble with manual skill to erect very attractive yet highly durable structures.
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
Must be at least age 18 years old; must be physically able to perform the work of the trade; must have a commitment of employment by an employer who is a signatory contractor to a bargaining agreement; and must have high school diploma or G.E.D.
Three year apprenticeship with a minimum of 4,500 hours of onthe- job training; apprentices receive a minimum of 144 hours of classroom instruction each year. Apprentices attend school two evenings a week from September - March of each year of the program.