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Bricklaying

CONSTRUCTION

Description

Bricklayers build and repair walls, mix cement, create mortar, cut and fit bricks, use plumb lines, and spirit levels to check for accuracy and the use of specialty tools.

Career Details

Skills

Students in are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Laying and binding building materials, such as brick and concrete, with mortar or other substances to repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures
  • Measuring distances from reference points and marking guidelines to lay out work
  • Properly constructing corners and arches
  • Removing excess mortar with trowels and hand tools
  • Finishing joints with jointing tools, for a sealed, uniform appearance

Career Options

Career Options

Program graduates mostly go to work as brick masons or block masons for private companies or public works organizations. Working as a brick mason or block mason is physically demanding work, and many days are spent outside.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Focus
  • Physical strength
  • Steady hands and fingers

Bricklaying Numbers to Know

$49K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months needed to complete career training

32

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