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Brick and Stone Masonry - Pre-Apprenticeship Stream

Kingston Campus | Program Code: K1130
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Overview

This program is now full. However, by completing the application form, you are indicating interest to be informed when more details are available about future intakes. 

Take the first step towards becoming a Brick and Stone Mason. This first-level apprenticeship program is delivered in a compressed time frame from September 7, 2021 to December 24, 2021.

In addition to fulfilling the requirements needed to continue in an apprenticeship (pending employer sponsorship), participants will also receive three micro-credentials and a paid placement.

This pre-apprenticeship program is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD) to develop more skilled tradespeople in response to Ontario’s shortage of skilled workers.

Benefits:

  • The funding includes your tuition, hand tools, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and all learning resources
  • The program includes an 8-week paid placement
  • As an MLTSD-funded program, your pre-apprenticeship training is automatically recognized by MLTSD

In partnership with:

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Program Details

Code K1130
Start Date September
Campus Kingston
Program Length 8 Weeks + 8 Week Placement
Delivery Apprenticeship

Program Highlights

In this program, participants will:

  • Focus on Level 1 in-class, as well as an introduction to secondary trade (3 hours/week) and safety
  • Develop skills and knowledge required to lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone, and other similar materials to construct or repair walls, arches, chimneys, fireplaces, and other structures following prints and specifications
  • Be introduced to the General Carpenter trade with an introduction to building formwork for building and wall foundations
  • Earn three micro-credentials in Workforce Preparedness, Digital Literacy, and Communication. Micro-Credentials are credentials that are transferable across disciplines and can be stand alone as requested by employers or stackable with other credentials to earn more comprehensive credentials

Program Outline

2021-2022

The successful completion of this course enables the apprentice to apply the theoretical training in being able to explain and demonstrate the use and maintenance of hand tools and equipment according to manufacturer/employer direction and accepted trade practice, explain and demonstrate the use of power tools and equipment according to manufacturer and accepted trade practice and use and maintain measuring and layout tools according to manufacturer instructions and accepted trade practice.

This course provides the student with the information required for the safe use of scaffolds, personal protection devices, and the Ontario Construction Safety Association's safety in rigging program. Students will study the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario and the requirements of the workplace.

Upon successful completion, the apprentice is able to demonstrate how to interpret architectural drawings, specifications, schedules, contract documents, building codes, CSA masonry standards, safety codes; solve trade-related math problems, and estimate materials for masonry jobs to an acceptable standard within the masonry industry.

The successful completion of this course enables the apprentice to apply the theoretical training in being able to explain how to prepare a worksite so that the worksite is organized and safe to work according to employers and safety regulations. The apprentice will be able to set up a worksite and demonstrate worksite communications correctly.

Upon successful completion, the apprentice is able to demonstrate how to acclimatize a worksite to suit various weather conditions according to safety regulations, building codes, and CSA A371.

Upon successful completion, the apprentice is able to demonstrate how to clean and disassemble a worksite in accordance with safety regulations and accepted work practices.

The successful completion of this course enables the apprentice to explain details about wall system accessories and also how to install according to code and other common standards.

Upon successful completion, the apprentice is able to demonstrate how to select, prepare, and apply mortar according to building codes, manufacturer instructions, and building specifications.

Upon successful completion, the apprentice is able to explain the use of masonry units and how to prepare them for installation according to manufacturers' recommendations, contract documents, and accepted trade practices.

The successful completion of this course enables the apprentice to apply the theoretical training in being able to locate reference line (building line) on-site according to blueprints and other available reference points and codes layout wall or surface lines and heights according to blueprints, gridlines, and benchmarks, locate, match and select masonry units from contract documents or find the unit customer ordered, layout masonry walls or floors, spacing units correctly and in the right bond to the right gauge according to building codes, CSA standards, contract documents, and accepted work practices and layout openings, utilities, accessories and expansion/control joints according to building codes, CSA standards and accepted masonry practice.

The successful completion of this course enables the apprentice to apply the theoretical training in being able to build a foundation and retaining walls in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, standards, contract documents, blueprints, and accepted work practice, build walls, beams, lintels and piers in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, standards (CSA A371), contract documents, blueprints and accepted work practice, build arches, vaults and domes in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, contract documents, and blueprints as well as accepted work practice.

The successful completion of this course enables the apprentice to apply the theoretical training in being able to install the following in a timely and orderly manner according to building codes, contract documents, blueprints, and accepted trade practice:

  • install stone cladding
  • build prefabricated masonry units
  • parge masonry
  • install unit masonry pavers

This course focuses on theoretical knowledge and essential skills required to construct and assemble Concrete Form Work in the Carpentry Trade. It is designed to be a real-world introduction to fundamental job requirements in this area of the carpentry profession and provides in-demand skills that equip learners with training that meets the needs of various industries and employers. This brief, introductory course can help prepare students to pursue further educational endeavors through an approved carpentry apprenticeship program or other trades-based industry programs.

Requirements

Admission Requirements

The apprentice must have:

Other Requirements

There will be four entrance tests in Math, Reading Comprehension, Composition and Mechanical Aptitude followed by an interview in order to gain entrance to the program   

Fees

2021-2022

Your new career pathway is mapped out for you with this program that is not only tuition-free but includes your hand tools, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and all learning resources.

Kingston

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Career Opportunities

Brick and Stone Masons:

  • Are employed by construction companies and bricklaying contractors or they may be self-employed
  • Earn upwards of $46 per hour in Canada
  • Are a Red Seal Trade, so when your apprenticeship is completed you will be given the professional designation RSE for Red Seal Endorsed

Fully qualified Red Seal Brick and Stone Masons:

  • Read sketches and blueprints
  • Cut and trim bricks and concrete blocks
  • Prepare and lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone, and structural tiles to construct or repair walls, foundations, chimneys, and fireplaces and other structures following prints and specifications
  • Lay radial bricks
  • Lay or install firebricks
  • Lay bricks or other masonry units to build patios, garden walls, and other decorative installations

Program Contacts

Program Contact

Steve Dick
sdick@sl.on.ca
613.544.5400 ext. 1931

skilledtrades@sl.on.ca
613.544.5400 ext. 1834

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