We Build Bricklayers
Bricklayers are skilled craftsmen who specialize in laying and binding bricks, concrete blocks, and other materials to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, and other structures. They are also responsible for repairing or replacing damaged brickwork and masonry.
Bricklayers work in a variety of settings, from commercial and industrial buildings to private residences. They may also specialize in refractory bricklaying for high-temperature applications in steel mills, power plants, refineries, and other industrial facilities. Working conditions can vary widely, from outdoor construction sites to indoor facilities with controlled temperatures.
A bricklayer's job requires a combination of physical and technical skills. They must be able to read and interpret blueprints and specifications, understand building codes and safety regulations, and calculate measurements accurately. They also need to have good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to handle tools and materials. Additionally, bricklayers must be physically fit and able to lift heavy objects, climb ladders, and work in awkward positions.
Despite the physical demands of the job, union bricklayers find their work both challenging and rewarding. They take pride in creating durable and aesthetically pleasing structures that will stand the test of time. And, as members of a union, they enjoy good pay and benefits, as well as opportunities for training and advancement. Bricklayers can build a career that provides job security, financial stability, and a sense of accomplishment.
How can I Prepare?
To increase your chances of getting accepted into a Bricklayer apprenticeship program, it is recommended that you take advantage of any courses available in Career and Technical Education (CTE), as well as courses in science, English, mathematics, blueprint reading, and mechanical drawing. Additionally, participating in a high school building trades program can provide a valuable foundation for a career in bricklaying. Being physically fit and comfortable working at heights is also important, as the job often involves heavy lifting and working on scaffolds or ladders. Strong attention to detail, hand-eye coordination, and problem-solving skills are essential for success in this trade.
Ivy Tech Degree
Associate of Applied Science from Ivy Tech Community College issued upon successful completion of an apprenticeship program
Bricklayers Local 4 Apprenticeship & Training Program
940 North Broad Street
Grifftth, IN 46319
Applications are accepted year round. Apply at: https://bricktraining4inky.org/apprenticeship/