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 Masonry Apprenticeship

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, stone laying, plastering, marble masonry, tile laying, 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.

Trades Covered:

Block laying
Cement Finishing
Tile setting

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 at NWTC
  • Accuplacer Bench Mark Scores:  Arithmetic - 57, Reading/Comp - 52, Sentence Skills - 60
  • 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 Aid CPR; OSHA; Welding; Adv. Blueprint Reading; Transit & Level)


contact information

Jeanne Pecho

Apprenticeship Administrative Assistant
(920) 498-5682 -  (800) 422-NWTC, ext. 5682 - email Jeanne 

To apply for this apprenticeship, please contact:

Randy Weytens at (920) 437-9311