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 to be paid by the student

PLACEMENT IN THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

There are three methods used to gain access to our Apprenticeship Program these options are listed below:
  1. Pre-Job Training
    • Completion of six-week Pre-Job session. Application available for download. Please mail, fax or email the finished copy.
  2. Sponsorship
    • 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
  3. Evaluation Exam
    • If an individuals with previous related trade experience wish to enter the Apprenticeship they may 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

In the event of a higher demand for apprentices in a given year, the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee may opt to conduct a separate summer training session. This session is named “Pre-Job” or “Pre-apprenticeship Training.”

This Session consists of six continuous weeks of mostly practical exercise. The intent of this format is to expose potential apprenticeship candidates to the basics of the trade. The training days run from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, 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. The next potential pre-job training session is tentatively scheduled for June 16th through July 25, 2014.

DETAILS ABOUT THE SIX-WEEK PRE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

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 $700.00
  • 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 2014 as a registered first year apprentice

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 end of April
  • In order to fulfill the 144 hours of related training requirement students must attend classes one day every two weeks
  • 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, 2014 THOUGH APRIL 30TH, 2015

TAXABLE HOURLY RATE

METROMANKATODULUTHST. CLOUD
1000 HOURS50%OR $19.66 $18.08 $17.71 $18.08
2000 HOURS55%OR $21.23 $19.50 $19.15 $19.51
3000 HOURS65%OR $24.38 $22.36 $22.05 $22.36
4000 HOURS75%OR $27.52 $25.21 $24.95 $25.22
5000 HOURS85%OR $30.66 $28.07 $27.85 $28.08
6000 HOURS95%OR $33.81 $30.92 $30.75 $30.93
JOURNEYMAN’S WAGE $35.38 $32.35 $32.20 $32.36

NOTE:

Taxable Income: Base Rate + Vacation Pay + IU Dues = Taxable Hourly

Metro Journeyman Example: $31.44 + $2.58 + $1.36 = $35.38

WHAT WE EXPECT AN APPRENTICE TO LEARN IN ON THE JOB TRAINING

A. Laying of Bricks3,000 Hours
B. Pointing & Cleaning200 Hours
C. Laying Concrete Blocks1,700 Hours
D. Precast Panels & Insulation150 Hours
E. Cutting Brick, Block, & Stone400 Hours
F. Setting Marble or Granite400 Hours
G. Glass Block & Artificial Stone150 Hours

TOTAL OF 6,000 HOURS OF ON THE JOB TRAINING REQUIRED