Bricklayer, Pre-Apprentice

Bricklayer, Pre-Apprentice

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working and creating with your hands? Pay close attention to detail? Enjoy being outside and active?

Then you may be a good candidate for Job Corps’ Bricklayer, Pre-Apprentice training area.

Pre-apprenticeships are focused on preparing students for a successful experience in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). That means your hands-on training will be based on industry standards in order to prepare you for high-skill, quality employment.    

On the job, you will ...

  • Build and repair walls, fireplaces and other structures with brick or stone 
  • Use blueprints or drawings and basic math to calculate materials needed for a project 
  • Mix and clean excess mortar, grout and/or cement 
  • Use power tools to clean and polish surfaces 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Bricklayer Job Corps graduates find careers as brick masons, cement masons, terrazzo workers, plasterers and stucco masons.   

Students should also consider pursuing Advanced Cement Masonry and other Advanced Training programs at Job Corps as part of their career pathway. 

The credentials you will earn ...

The Bricklayer, Pre-Apprentice program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials from the International Masonry Institute (IMI) and certifications in construction safety from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program. 

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.
Meet your instructors

Meet your instructors

Scott Geer
Scott Geer
Scott Geer is an OSHA-certified Bricklaying Instructor at the North Texas Job Corps Center. He has been a member of the Bricklaying and Allied Craftworkers Local 18 California and Local 1 WA/AL.