Brick and Stone Mason Level 1
A Brick and Stone Mason is also known as a Bricklayer. A Bricklayer specializes in preparing and laying brick, concrete blocks, stone, structural tiles, and other masonry units. They are also trained to repair walls, partitions, patios, arches, paved surfaces, fireplaces, and chimneys.
During the apprenticeship, trainees will get the opportunity to learn and perform various skills required to become a bricklayer. Trainees will gain experience laying and cutting brick, stone, concrete blocks, and structural tiles in residential, commercial, and/or industrial settings. They will also learn to construct, install and/or repair various structures including walls, arches, paved surfaces, floors, fireplaces, chimneys, and smokestacks. Trainees will be taught to use several tools that bricklayers use daily, including wheelbarrows, forklifts, hand and power tools, and trowels.
Key attributes for people interested in this trade are mental dexterity, mechanical aptitude, the ability to problem-solve and think sequentially, as well as, possessing the ability to work at heights. Bricklaying is physically demanding work and requires considerable effort in lifting heavy materials, climbing, bending, kneeling, and working on scaffolding.
This Apprenticeship has three (3) in-class levels which are eight (8) weeks in length and is a Red Seal Trade. Apprentices will be required to complete their Level 2 training.
Upon successful completion, apprentices will be placed with an employer for the duration of their apprenticeship.
*Tuition for apprenticeship programs is typically a one-time fee paid for in Level 1. There could be circumstances where additional fees are required. You will be notified should this circumstance arise.