Southeast Apprentice Program
Masonry apprenticeship is for individuals who pride themselves in their artistic abilities and who wish to earn a good living while performing their craft. The MAF has developed state registered masonry apprenticeship standards with participating programs throughout the state of Florida. In an earn-while-you-learn structure, the apprentice learns on the job as well as in the classroom. Completion of the 3-year apprenticeship assures the graduate that he/she has knowledge to earn a good living anywhere in the world!
The masonry industry is facing a shortage of skilled masons. To become a journeyman mason, you must complete an approved apprenticeship training program. Secondary school programs at Vocational Technical Centers provide approved training to allow a student to work for a mason contractor at the entry level immediately after graduation or go on to a post-secondary school for further training.
Earning Potential & Career Opportunities
Skilled masons earn among the highest wages in the construction trades. Often a Journeyman bricklayer will even earn more in wages than a college graduate. As with all careers, wages depend on the geographic area and employer. Most mason contractors are competitive when it comes to providing benefits for their employees. Bricklayers often receive health and dental insurance, vacation and sick leave, a 401K or other retirement plan and additional benefits.
Instrucions to New Applicants:
- All interested applicants MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.
- All interested applicants MUST APPLY IN PERSON.
- All interested applicants MUST BRING NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION. (see below)
Applicants must apply in person and bring the following:
- Driver’s License
- Social Security Card
- Documentation showing US Citizenship or Legal Resident Alien with Work Permit
From I-95 exit Atlantic Boulevard WEST. Take Atlantic Boulevard WEST to 31st Avenue. Make a RIGHT on 31st Avenue traveling NORTH. Make a LEFT on COCONUT CREEK PARKWAY traveling WEST. Crossover the TURNPIKE and Atlantic Vocational Tech will be on the LEFT. The MASONRY LAB is located at the back of the school on the SE corner—BUILDING 13.
For more info: www.MASONRYEDUCATION.org
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