The Masonry Apprenticeship program provides work experience that covers a wide range of skills that vary depending on structure types, types of bond laid and kinds
of materials used. The so-called "Trowel Trades" include bricklaying, stonelaying, plastering, marble masonry, tilelaying, terrazzo working and cement finishing.
A mason lays brick and/or other types of masonry to construct foundations, walls, fireplaces, smokestacks, arches and similar structures; ability to do specialized and intricate masonry work such as refractory brick in chimneys and line furnaces, build glass walls and lay out and build ornate arches, fences and fireplaces.
Qualifications for Apprenticeship
- Education: High school graduate or GED® (submit copy)
- Age: 18 or high school graduate at 17, no maximum
- Test: Assessment math and reading tests/NWTC
- License: Valid driver's license (submit copy)
- Completed application
Length of Contract
- 3 years of not less than 4,680 hours
- On-the-job training (OJT) - 4,700 hours of work with a skilled craftsperson
as per Exhibit "A"
- Paid-Related Instruction (Day School) - 400 hours and successful completion of class material
- Non-Paid Related Instruction (Night School) - 80 hours. 80% attendance
is required for each class to receive credit. (First AidCPR; OSHA; Welding; Adv. Blueprint Reading; Transit & Level)
- Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant
- (920) 498-5682 - (800) 422-NWTC, ext 5682 - email Jeanne