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Job Corps’ Bricklayer Masonry program is a Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program offered through Home Builders Institute (HBI).

Career Details


Students in Bricklayer 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.


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.


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.


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

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