Career Pathways

Masonry Youth Apprenticeship

Pre-Apprenticeship (High School)
High School Coursework
  • IC11 Masonry I
  • OSHA -10 Certification
  • NCCER Construction Core
  • NCCER Masonry I
On-the-Job Learning
  • Task 1: Safety on the Job - 15 hours
  • Task 2: Understanding Care and Maintenance of Tools and Equipment
  • Task 3: Handling and Storing Materials
  • Task 4: Understanding the Job-site Layout (Drawings and Information)
  • Task 5: Mixing and Tempering Mortar by Power (Fueling) and Hand
  • Task 6: Picking Up, Spreading Mortar and Laying Brick to the Line
  • Task 7: Using the Level Properly (Rule, Dry Bond, Brick and Block)
  • Task 8: Building, Setting and Stocking Scaffolding (Tubular and Frame)
  • Task 9: Building a Corner Lead Wall (Tooling and Cutting of Units-by Power/Hand)
High School Graduation
Apprenticeship (College)
Related Instruction

Complete one of the following:

  • Community College Instruction, Industry Provided Instruction, or NCCER Instruction
Paid On-the-Job Learning
  • 135 hours of paid work-based learning of at least $14.00 per hour
Program Completion
  • High School Diploma
  • OSHA 10 Certification 
  • Professional Network and Mentors
  • Paid Work Experience
  • NCCER Masonry II (Optional)

Learn more about:


First Line Supervisors

For more information, contact Elizabeth Standafer, Youth Apprenticeship Manager at Apprenticeship NC, at


NC Governor Roy Cooper
NC Department of Public Instruction
NC Community College System
NC Department of Commerce
Apprenticeship NC
Charlotte Executive Leadership Council