Like the stone and brick structures it creates, masonry is one of those professions that has withstood the test of time. At the Northern Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, students lay a solid foundation for their future in the school's Masonry program, where they learn and array of fundamental skills along with the value of a hard day's work.

    Possible Occupations:

    · Bricklayers
    · Cement Masons
    · Estimators
    · Marble Setters
    · Plasterers
    · Stone Masons
    · Concrete Finishers
    · Terrazzo Workers
    · Tile Setters
    · Construction Workers

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    · Block & Brick Techniques
    · Stone Masonry
    · Concrete Formation
    · Ceramic /Tile & Plastering
    · Stair & Patio Construction
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    · Hand Tool Use
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    Fact Check

    · Masonry apprentice trainees begin with tasks such as edging, jointing, using a straightedge on freshly placed concrete. As training progresses, assignment become more complex.

    · Most cement masons and concrete finishers work for speciality trade contractors, primarily exterior contractors. They also work for contractors in non-residential and residential building construction, and in heavy and civil engineering construction projects.

    · The most important qualities employers look for are dependability and a strong work ethic.

    · Employment of cement masons, concrete finishers, segmental pavers, and terrazzo workers is expected to grow approximately 13 percent over the 2008-2018 decade.

Last Modified on June 22, 2019