Every apprenticeship program is different, check with your local union.

BAC (Bricklayers and Allied Crafts) members receive apprenticeship training through local apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship combines classroom instruction with on-the-job training. A portion of the classroom instruction is hands-on training.

Program length: 24-48 months

Starting wage: Ranges from $13.73-$14.50 an hour

Information obtained from: www.dir.ca.gov

An apprentice who enters the program with no prior experience will earn 35% of the current journeyman rate. They can expect to progress through the program with pay increases every six months.

The length of each program varies with Marble Finishers and Tile Finishers – 2 years, Marble Masons, Tile Layers and Pointer, Cleaner, Caulkers (PCC) – 3 years and Bricklayers – 4 years.

Once you complete one of the apprenticeship programs you will receive a certificate from the state of California and also from the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers.

You will have established a foundation on which to build a future.

Information obtained from: www.bac3train.com and www.bacweb.org