Masonry Instructor

Train future Masons and Bricklayers.

What does a Masonry Instructor do?

Fact: Vocational Training Instructors change lives. They give students at the secondary and post-secondary levels hands-on skills that they need to build this country and their futures. Masonry may seem like a lost art, but technical schools across the country need Masonry Instructors. As a Masonry Instructor, you’re responsible for teaching your students everything that they need to know for an introductory-level position on a bricklaying or masonry team.

Specializing in bricklaying and masonry is extremely valuable for a career-seeking student, but often, Masonry Instructors have other construction experience as well. The more skills you can give your students, the better prepared they will be for the career world.

Your duties as an Instructor include attending industry events and training. There, you gather new skills and information to enrich your classes. As new materials and techniques are introduced into the construction world, you introduce them to your classes.

Your schedule is similar to that of most Teachers: Monday to Friday daytime hours for most of the year, sprinkled liberally with days off. Keep in mind that summer is a semi-active time for Teachers, attending trainings and setting up their classrooms. Also, Teachers spend an extra hour (or more) after school grading tests, making lesson plans, attending meetings, and tidying up.

You probably run your class like a working shop, using duty rosters and checklists to ensure that students leave the place in good order. Still, expect to spend some time reordering supplies and maintaining equipment when no one else is around. The good feeling you get from helping your students build something great more than makes up for the extra time you put in.