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How to Become a Union Bricklayer

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must not be less than 18 years of age

  • Shall possess sufficient reading and math skills to satisfactorily complete on-the-job training and related technical instruction. A high school diploma or GED is recommended

  • Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the apprenticeship program

  • Valid driver's license and proof of reliable transportation

  • Must pass a drug test

Term of Apprenticeship



Marble Finisher


Pointer, Cleaner, Caulker

Terrazzo Finisher

Tile Finisher

Tile Layer

YRS             HOURS

3                  4500

2                  3500

3                  4500

3                  4500

2                  3500

2                  4000

4                  8000

Apprenticeship consists of :

  • On-the-Job Training

  • A MINIMUM of 144 hours per year of classroom and related trade training 

  • Math

  • Blueprint Reading

  • Trade Historu

  • Safety Training

  • Hands-on Training

Open for Applications

Monday- Thursday              8:30AM- 3PM

Applications must be filled put and turned in on the same visit

Required Documents

  • Valid Driver's License or State ID

  • Birth Certificate

  • Social Security Card

  • $20.00 Application Fee (Cashier's Check or Money Order)


Starting pay for all trades is 50% of the journeyworker wage rate established by the trade specific collective bargaining agreement. Wage increases are based on hours of on-the-job training and compliance with the Training Center/ U.S. Department of Labor's apprenticeship standards.

Major health care, pension and annuity are included as a part of the wage package

For more information contact the District Council Training Center at:

 Phone: 630-953-0835

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