Due to the Covid-19 (CoronaVirus) epidemic, the VMA Apprenticeship Training Classes are postponed until further notice.

Masonry Apprenticeship Training Program

VMA’s Apprenticeship Program offers important knowledge to those who are interested in learning the trade of masonry. Once employed by one of our contractor members, Apprentices will work during the day and attend classes at night.  Many of our member Contractors even offer 401K and health benefit packages!


VMA's Apprentices attend classes, provided by VMA, one night a week for five 18-week semesters.  Once Apprentices have completed the classes, the required Competencies and the required Performance Tasks (in as little as 2.5 years!), opportunities for promotion to Journeyman Bricklayer, earning $35,000 to $40,000 a year, then to Foreman, earning $40,000 to $50,000 a year are possible. Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship Program, certificates will be awarded from the Department of Labor and Industry which is recognized nationally, as well as from VMA.  


Masonry is a trade that offers a wide variety of careers. If physical, outdoor work is more appealing to you, a position as foreman or field superintendent may be ideal for you. If you prefer a variety of duties and enjoy working closely with other trade professionals, you may prefer a position in masonry sales or as an estimator. Regardless, every mason has the opportunity to own his/her own business, in fact most owners of masonry businesses started out themselves as masons.


Whichever career path is chosen, the Apprenticeship Program provides its students with the knowledge and experience that is fundamental for a career in masonry anywhere in the United States. Masonry offers pride in building a structure with your own hands that will stand the test of time.

Download our Masonry Apprenticeship Flyer Here

Masonry Apprenticeship Flyer
Interested in masonry? Click here to download our flyer!
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Download our Masonry Apprenticeship Guidelines Here

Masonry Apprenticeship Guidelines
Everything you need to know about how our Masonry Apprenticeship Training Program works!
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Read or Download our PRESS RELEASE!!

Virginia Masonry Association Launches New Masonry Aprenticeship Training Program

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VMA Launches New Masonry Apprentice Training Program
This Press Release regarding our Masonry Apprenticeship Training Program was distributed on August 29, 2019.
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