Valley Career and Technical Center’s Masonry Program is a
one-year program preparing students as apprentice brick masons, the beginning
of careers in brick and block masonry construction. Masonry I is offered first semester and
Masonry II is offered second semester. Click
on the Masonry I Course Syllabus and Masonry II Course Syllabus for details.
The program is accredited by the Associated General
Contractors of America, meeting or exceeding their construction industry
training standards. Student
certification is administered through the National Occupational Competency
Testing Institute (NOCTI). NOCTI certification
confirms students meet training requirements developed by the construction
industry. Students complete a 10-Hour
Occupational Safety and Health Training Course in Construction Safety and
Health and receive an OSHA 10-Hour construction industry course completion
A record-high number of students are enrolling in Valley Tech’s Masonry
Program. Students are becoming aware of
the tremendous demand for masons. The
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics claims that salaries for brick masons are more
than 30% above the national average for all careers and that brick masonry job
opportunities are growing “much faster than the average for all
occupations.” Review job outlooks, income
earnings, and more information on-line at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Construction-and-Extraction/Brickmasons-blockmasons-and-stonemasons.htm#tab-6. The tremendous
demand for brick masons has prompted The University of Virginia to offer a
four-year masonry apprenticeship training program. With the U.S. Bureau of Labor and The
University of Virginia advocating brick masonry as a career, it only
substantiates the area’s building contractors convictions that Virginia and the
Shenandoah Valley are in dire need of skilled brick masons.
Valley Tech’s Masonry Program instructor assists students
with job placement and the area’s contractors rely on students successfully
completing the masonry program to become part of their work force.
Click on the recruitment power point presentation to learn more about
residential and commercial masonry construction tasks and opportunities.