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Careers in Masonry

Water Feature Masonry StructureSome of the most outstanding architectural work are structures built with masonry products. But the lasting beauty and rich history cannot be possible without the artistic craftsmanship of the mason's that have erected these homes and commercial dwellings.

Careers in all areas of masonry are available today, from the manufacturing process, including sales, management, plant operations, skilled labor, drivers and technical support, to a career as a mason. Even four-year universities like Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and University of Arizona in Tucson are offering 4-year degree programs in related programs such as construction.

If you are interested in a career as a mason in Arizona, there are several organizations that offer training programs. They include the Arizona Masonry Contractors Association Apprenticeship Program, and Phoenix Bricklaying and Tilesetting Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program and VICA.

Arizona Masonry Contractors Association
A formal apprenticeship program has been developed by the Arizona Masonry Contractors Association in conjunction with the East Valley Institute of Technology located at 160 W. Main Street, in Mesa, Arizona.

The 3-year program teaches all phases of masonry, including block, brick, stone, glass, fireplaces and arches, for both residential and commercial application. There are two sessions offered each year: one in the spring and one in the fall. Mandatory classes are held 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. weeknights, and every Saturday morning for 4 hours.

A sponsoring contractor member of the Arizona Masonry Contractors Association will employ students accepted into the program.

For more information call the Arizona Masonry Contractors Association at 602.262.0510 or visit their website at www.azmasonry.net.

Phoenix Bricklaying and tilesetting Joint Apprenticeship and Training
his program is a formal apprenticeship program developed by the Union Bricklayers (BAC). The 3-year program teaches bricklaying, blocklaying, stone masonry and tilesetting, while earning college credits. Classes are held two nights a week and every other Saturday at 2601 E. Monroe Street, Phoenix.

Once accepted into the apprenticeship program, students will be placed into paying jobs and can then reap the benefits of Medical/Health Insurance, Pensions, Life Insurance, Union Member Discounts and Credit Union Membership.

For more information, go online at www.bricklayingapprenticeship.org or contact Phoenix Bricklaying and Tilesetting Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program at 602.286.9030 or by email at phxbrickjatc@qwest.net.

SkillsUSA-VICA is a national organization serving nearly 250,000 high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in training programs in technical skilled, service and health occupations. There are 13,000 chapters and 53 state and territorial associations. Educational programs focus on technical skills, leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

For more information about the Arizona chapter, call 602.542.5565 or visit them at skillsusa.org.

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