|BRICK AND BLOCK MASONRY APPRENTICESHIP
THE MASONRY ASSOCIATION OF FLORIDA, INC.
Florida Program Number: I463112
Total Hours: 3 Years
The Masonry Association of Florida, Inc. (MAF) is a corporation dedicated to the promotion of better masonry workmanship and material in the State of Florida. The MAF is further dedicated to the education of its members and its members' employees through monthly educational meetings, periodic workshops and sponsoring a State certified apprenticeship program. The MAF encourages professionalism in its members' dealings with the design profession, other contractors, and the general public. Its members and staff actively participate in local, state and national activities that affect that goal.
This apprenticeship program requires the apprentice to be employed by a participating employer/sponsor and enrolled in a formal program registered and approved by the US Department of labor and the Florida Department of Education. Apprentices, in addition to employment, are required to participate in structured part-time training-related coursework specifically aligned with the apprenticeship standards approved by the above state and federal agencies.
Be at least 18 years of age
Provide own transportation
Be physically and mentally capable of performing the work of the trade
Application must be approved by the Apprenticeship Committee of the Masonry Association of Florida
The State of Florida requires students to meet a basic skills requirement prior to program completion
The committee certifies the apprentice as a journeyman after he/she has satisfactorily completed the apprenticeship program in cooperation with Mid Florida Tech.
JOB TRAINING INCLUDES: Occupational Completion Point (OCP)
OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles. Apprenticeship students receive credit for one OCP for each year of training.
Local employers have verified that the range of wages that can be reasonably expected by students who enter this field upon completion of the program is:
From $37,400. annually to $ 52,000. annually
(Based on year-round, full-time employment)
FIRST YEAR: Masonry Tender
- Follow safety practices
- Characterize the masonry industry
- Identify and use hand tools
- Select and mix mortars and concrete
- Describe the properties, characteristics and uses of brick
- Lay brick and/or block to the line
- Identify the various methods of masonry practices
- Clean masonry
- Erect and disassemble basic scaffolds
- Apply appropriate communication and computer skills
- Apply appropriate math skills
- Demonstrate positive customer relations skills
- Demonstrate employability skills
- Demonstrate an understanding of entrepreneurship
SECOND YEAR: Bricklayer Helper, Firebrick & Refractory Tile
- Read construction drawings and specifications
- Perform building layout
- Build foundations
- Estimate materials and cost
- Operate and maintain power equipmentnt
THIRD YEAR: Brick Mason
- Perform construction
- Demonstrate productivity skills