POINTER, CLEANER, CAULKERS

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

Currently the only method to gain access to the PCC Training Program is through a sponsorship:

  1. 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/restoration.htm

THE REGISTERED THREE YEAR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

This program is a three-year program that requires the completion of 4500 hours of on the job training as well as 144 hours per year of related class room training.

  • The training year is held January/February, Monday through Friday.
  • In order to fulfill the 144 hours of related training requirement students must attend all scheduled classes.
  • The first year training courses concentrate on the basic developmetal skills such as cutting out masonry joints between various masonry materials, precision operation of variety of tools, mixing and preparation of restoration mortar mixes as well as learning advanced mortar re-pointing techniques. This year is approximately 70% hands on and 30% classroom
  • The second year training courses involve advanced caulking skills as well as some basic bricklaying training. The students will learn to enhance their skills of laying masonry units to the line, building masonry piers as well as arches. This year approximately 70% hands on and 30% classroom
  • The third year of training involves more complex masonry bonds as well as new emerging products and techniques in the industry. Students will also be exposed to various patching materials and systems. This year is approximately 70% hands on and 30% classroom

Apprentices in this program also receive OSHA 30 hour safety certification course, the scaffold safety course, JLG certification, 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 PCC APPRENTICESHIP WAGES

MAY 1ST, 2015 THOUGH APRIL 30TH, 2016

TAXABLE HOURLY RATE

METRO
750 HOURS50%OR $19.83
1500 HOURS55%OR $21.42
2250 HOURS65%OR $24.59
3000 HOURS75%OR $27.77
3750 HOURS85%OR $30.94
4500 HOURS95%OR $34.11
JOURNEYMAN’S WAGE $35.70

NOTE:

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

Metro Journeyman Example: $31.74 + $2.58 + $1.38 = $35.70

Each area has different wage scales and benefit packages. To view the full package that would apply to you follow this link to the 2015 wage addendums.

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

A. Pointing & Re-pointing of Masonry Joints 1125 Hours
B. Cleaning Building Exteriors (Pressure Washing & Sandblasting) 450 Hours
C. Repairing & Replacement of Natural & Manufactured Materials 525 Hours
D. Masonry Removal & Replacing150 Hours
E. Application of Sealants (Caulking) 450 Hours
F. Scaffolding & Rigging 375 Hours
G. Weatherproofing & Waterproofing150 Hours
H. Patching Masonry Elements 150 Hours
I. Mold Making & Casting105 Hours
J. Use & Maintain Tools & Equipment150 Hours
K. Repairing Concrete675 Hours
L. Welding Certified195 Hours

TOTAL OF 4,500 HOURS OF ON THE JOB TRAINING REQUIRED