BRICKLAYERS APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
- Applicants should be in good physical condition and be able to lift at least 50 lbs. at least waist height repetitively
- All applicants should have a valid Minnesota Drivers License and a reliable form of transportation
- Tuition cost is approximately $350.00 per semester, $700.00 per year to be paid by the student. Payment options are available.
PLACEMENT IN THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
There are three methods used to gain access to our Apprenticeship Program these options are listed below:
- Pre-Apprenticeship Training
- The procurement of employment with a Signatory Contractor. If an individual finds a contractor that is
willing to sponsor them as an Apprentice, that person may begin as a first year apprentice in the Fall
semester. A list of Signatory Contractors is available online at www.bac1mn-nd.org/mnmasonry.htm
- If an individuals with previous related trade experience wish to enter the Apprenticeship they may have employer request the written and practical evaluation
- From the results of this exam the individual would be credited work experience hours and related
training hours if necessary
- They would then be placed in the Apprenticeship Program accordingly.
- Evaluations are given by appointment only from contractor or business agent
DETAILS ABOUT THE SIX-WEEK PRE-APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
In the event of a higher demand for apprentices in a given year, the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) may opt to conduct a separate summer training session. This session is named or "Pre-apprenticeship Training." Or "Pre-Job"
This Session consists of six continuous weeks of mostly practical exercises. The intent of this format is to expose potential apprenticeship candidates to the basics of the trade. The training days run from 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Upon successful completion of the Pre-job training an attempt would be made to find a placement for the Pre-apprentice with one of our signatory contractors.
This training session will also provide a tremendous opportunity to become familiar with conditions that an apprentice may encounter on an actual project site.
A few of the topics that will be covered in this six-week program are listed below:
- Spreading of mortar with a trowel
- Measurement skills. Marking our placement for several different types/sizes materials such as
concrete block, modular brick, and utility brick. Building simple masonry structures to the correct
length, width, and height
- Work on ethics and apprentice conduct/attitude
- Project neatness and quality of overall workmanship
The students that are accepted into this program will be informed by mail.
- This six weeks of training will cost the student $200.00
- There will be a midpoint exam administered to evaluated the feasibility of the individuals
continuation in the program
- A student that successfully completes the pre-job training will be granted 1000 hours of work
experience to apply toward their 6000 hour total hour requirement
- Ideally the student would remain gainfully employed with their assigned contractor and would
resume training at the training center in September 2015 as a registered first year apprentice
Please read frequently asked questions and answers before filling out the pre-job application. You will also be asked to submit resume and completion certificates for schooling and work history. Please have those available or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE REGISTERED THREE YEAR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
This program is a three-year program that requires the completion of 6000 hours of on the job training as
well as 144 hours per year of related class room training.
- The training year runs from the beginning of September through the beginning of May
- In order to fulfill the 144 hours of related training requirement students must attend classes one
evening every week
- The first year training courses concentrate on the development of manual skill such as spreading
mortar proficiently with a trowel, measurement skill, and layout. This year is approximately 70%
practical training, hands-on lying of brick/block; 30% theoretical classroom training.
- The second year training courses involve the refinement of manual skills with more complex projects
such as radius walls, arches, and the use of a variety of materials and patterns. This training is about
70% practical and 30% classroom
- The third year of training involves blueprint reading, the use of natural stone for both interior
and exterior applications, and the study of various anchoring techniques. This year's courses concentrate
more directly on the technical portion of the trade. The third year consists of approximately 60% classroom
training and 40% shop training
Apprentices in this program also receive OSHA 30 hour safety certification course, the scaffold safety
course, PRO-10, and first aid, AED and CPR Training. We also offer a correspondence course for those who live too far
away to attend the metro program.
SCALE OF BRICK APPRENTICESHIP WAGES
MAY 1ST, 2016 THOUGH APRIL 30TH, 2017
TAXABLE HOURLY RATE
Taxable Income: Base Rate + Vacation Pay + IU Dues = Taxable Hourly
Metro Journeyman Example: $32.05 + $2.58 + $1.42 = $36.05
Each area has different wage scales and benefit packages. To view the full package that would apply to you follow this link to the 2016 wage addendums.