As a cement mason, your job will include filling roads, driveways, sidewalks, bridges, foundations, and parking lots with cement. You will also make concrete beams, columns, and panels.
Students in Cement Masonry are trained in the following subject areas:
- Set and align forms of concrete for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters.
- Check the concrete forms to see that they are properly constructed.
- Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete with a variety of hand and power tools.
- Patch voids and use saws to cut expansions.
Before entering the program, students must:
- Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
- Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Cement Masonry Numbers to Know
National average earning potential for this career
Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.
While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:
Attention to detail