Become an Apprentice with Bricklayers Local 6

Earn while you learn in the four-year, tuition-free Bricklayers Apprenticeship Training Program.


Preparing the Bricklayers of the Future

As a Bricklayers Apprentice, you’ll learn from the best of the best. This is a four-year apprenticeship program with required class time and on-the-job hours required. You’ll learn the following:

  • Bricklaying
  • Stone and Marble Masonry
  • Pointing, Cleaning, and Caulking
  • Tilesetting
  • Terrazzo and Mosaic Work

Earn While You Learn

Apprenticeships with Bricklayers 6 are TUITION FREE!

Because this Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) program is 100% funded by Bricklayers 6 and their signatory contractors, Apprentices get paid union wages – including retirement and healthcare benefits—throughout their four years in the program.

How much do Apprentices earn?

As an Apprentice, your hourly wages are determined by the current prevailing wage for apprentices in the counties where we work.

Current hourly wage rates for apprentices begin at $15.74 per hour ($16.21 per hour for refractory bricklayers), increasing every six months to $27.18 per hour ($28.01 for refractory bricklayers) plus full benefits by the end of the fourth year. Journeypersons earn $28.61/ $29.48 per hour plus full benefits.

Where do Apprentices study and train?

Apprentices train in the field under BAC 6 contractors and take classes at the Northern Ohio Regional Training Center, located at 8501 Leavitt Road, Amherst, Ohio, 44001.

Apprentice Job Description

At Ohio Bricklayers training centers, apprentices will typically learn to: Read blueprints or drawings to calculate materials needed; Lay out patterns, forms, or foundations according to plans; Break or cut materials to required size; Align structures vertically and horizontally, using levels and plumbs; and clean and polish surfaces with hand or power tools.

What are the recommended high school courses for Bricklayer Apprentices?

We recommend future apprentices take these courses in high school:

> General math

> Algebra

> Geometry

> Physics

> Mechanical Drawing

> Welding

While these are not required to enter the Apprenticeship Training Program, they would be helpful in your training and work as a bricklayer.

What are the qualifications for Bricklayers Apprentices?

> Minimum 18 years of age

> Photo ID

> Dependable transportation

What are the Apprenticeship Program graduation requirements?

Local 6 requires the following in order for an apprentice to become a journeyman:

> 4 years of on the job training

> 4 years of classroom instruction

> Membership dues payments on time each month

Who do I contact about apprenticeship in BAC 6?

Justin Gartrell
Field Representative for Bricklayers Local 6 in Canton