Scope of Work - Bricklayers construct walls, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures from brick.  They use other masonry materials such as concrete, cinder, or gypsum block, pre-cast panels made of brick, cement, tile, stone, marble, structural tile, or terra cotta.  They also install the brick linings of individual kilns and furnaces. They understand and work from blueprints.  They also use measuring, leveling and aligning tools to check their work.


Working Conditions - Much of the work is outdoors and generally depends on suitable weather conditions.  Active and often strenuous, with stooping and lifting.  Prolonged standing required.  Should have the ability to work at heights.

Apprenticeship Requirements


Length of Program -  3-year apprenticeship, one evening class per week.


Requirements - A high school diploma or GED required for entry into program.  18 years minimum age. Call the Local 9 Training Center to apply for the 12-week pre-apprenticeship training program or call the International Masonry Institute in Detroit if you live in the territories specified.


Apprentices train with all of the different masonry units being used in today's industry.  Additionally, subjects such as safety, structural and decorative bonds, blueprint reading, layout, etc., are all integrated into a full scope of the masonry trade.


Subjects Covered - Math, Blueprint reading, Safety, Bonds, Masonry Science, Piers, Windows, Door Openings.




International Masonry Training and Education Foundation Local #2

Tom Ward, Training Coordinator

21031 Ryan Road

Warren, Michigan 48091

(586) 757-6658

FAX: (586) 757-7015


Tom Ward, Career Opportunity Consultant


Territories Covered : Southeast Michigan


Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers - Local 2

Tom Ward, Apprentice Coordinator Training Director

119 S. Front Street

Marquette, MI  49855

(906) 458-2711

FAX (517) 886-9816


Territories Covered: Southeast Michigan



Michigan Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers- Local 2

Michigan B.A.C. Training Center

Howard Hipes, Training Coordinator

3321 Remy Drive

Lansing, MI  48906

(517) 886-2221

FAX (517) 886-9816


Territories Covered:  State of Michigan, except Detroit Area



Cement Masons (Local 514)

Greater Detroit Cement Masons Joint Apprentice Committee Training Center

Brian Hersch, Training Coordinator

1154 E. Lincoln

Madison Heights, MI 48071

(248) 548-0800

FAX (248) 548-0700