Apprenticeship :: Getting Started
Masonry apprenticeship is for individuals who pride themselves in their artistic abilities and who wish to earn a good living while performing their craft. The MAF has developed state registered masonry apprenticeship standards with participating programs throughout the state of Florida. In an
earn-while-you-learn structure, the apprentice learns on the job as well as in the classroom. Completion of the 3-year apprenticeship assures the graduate that he/she has knowledge to earn a good living anywhere in the world!
The program consists of hands-on training combined with classroom instruction with the focus on basic masonry skills. This program is FREE — in order to be eligible, students must be employed full-time by a participating employer. The program is state registered and certified by the Masonry Association of Florida, Inc.
apprenticeship::what to expect
The mason apprentice program is a 3-year program at no cost to the apprentice—provided that you maintain employment with a member contractor. As your work experience expands, your salary will be reviewed every 6 months by your employer and instructor. With a good attendance record and command of necessary skills, apprentices can enjoy increases in salary.
As an apprentice, you will learn to do the job right the first time by a qualified instructor (Journey person). You are taught job safety and to develop good work and life skills. As an apprentice in training, you will learn the trade faster and safer and have a better chance to advance as a foreman or supervisor based on your skill level.
Mason contractors have been facing a shortage of skilled masons. With the skills you learn in the 3-year program you will have a career for life and can take your experience anywhere in the world for employment.
Classroom training will teach you about tools, materials, job safety, layout for block and brick and blue print reading.
WHAT DO I NEED TO SIGN UP?
All apprentices must be 18 years of age, must apply in person and bring the following documentation: Valid Driver’s License, Social Security Number or Card, and if applicable, documentation of US Citizenship or Legal Resident Alien with work permit.
The best place to start is to contact one of the "Program Contacts" listed above. If you need further assistance, please contact us:
Masonry Education Foundation
Northern Florida, Jacksonville, Tallahassee, Gainesville Contact
West Coast, Tampa, St. Pete Contact
West Coast Apprenticeship Coordinator
Southeast, Miami & Treasure Coast Contact
Southeast Apprentice Coordinator
Central Florida Apprentice Contact
Mary Jane Mueller
Mid-Florida Tech Apprentice Program Coordinator