Student involvement in project-based learning includes participating in real world construction projects, building foundations, installing masonry veneer, construction of chimneys, fire places, brick ovens and local community projects.
Starting salaries range from $31,300 – $50,530 depending on the geographic area and the type of masonry construction. Skilled masons are in high demand and employment opportunities are available in the unions, and landscaping and construction companies. About 24,800 openings for masonry workers are projected each year, on average, over the next decade. These openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
"I work for Piscataqua Landscaping & Hardscaping in Eliot, Maine, and in my management position I am responsible for 115 customer accounts. The masonry program groomed me to be comfortable in a wide breadth of construction conversations.” -Tessa Boyce, '12
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