Bricklayers construct walls, fireplaces, commercial buildings, schools, as well as furnaces, kilns and other structures using brick, block, stone, and marble and granite. Tile setters install ceramic tile, marble, and granite on a variety of surfaces such as walls, floors, countertops, pools, showers, tubs, and the exterior of buildings. There are also apprenticeships available in the trades of building restoration, caulking, and terrazzo. These are specialized trades with good career potential.
1) 18 Years Old
2) Physically Able
3) High school diploma or GED
4) Valid driver’s license
5) Drug screen test may be required
Step 2: Apply
Contact local union office to receive application or complete on site Monday-Thursday 0800-1200
Provide transcripts, DD-214, proof of reliable transportation, and I-9 Documents: driver’s license, and social security card or birth certificate * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Placed in pool of eligible applicants
Ranked based on work experience, and training
Step 3: Start with local 2
4 years with at least 6,000 hours on-the-job training
Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through
Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 750-1,500 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6-12 months) plus required schooling.
Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay: $14.90 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool
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All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.
*Contact union local for updated wage information.
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.
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