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Bricklayer Masonry



Job Corps’ Bricklayer Masonry program is a Trainee, Pre-Apprentice program offered through the International Masonry Institute (IMI).

Career Details


Students in Bricklayer Masonry are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Learn how to lay and bind building materials, such as brick and concrete, with mortar or other substances to repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures
  • Measure distances from reference points and marking guidelines
  • Properly construct corners and arches

Career Options

Career Options

Most Brick Masonry Job Corps graduates go to work as brick masons or block masons for private companies or for a public works organization. On the job, you will be expected to display physical strength, attention to detail, and focus, and have steady hands and fingers. 


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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