Pre Apprenticeship includes 256 hours of basic training (M-TH, 8 hrs/day). You will learn basic elements in the use of tools and fundamentals of brick and block laying. This training prepares you for job site and apprenticeship classes. You will be provided tools and materials for training. Classes run eight weeks in the spring. As soon as you complete your pre apprenticeship, you become a union member and start your career in bricklaying.


  • Use of Basic Tools & Equipment
  • Mortar Manipulation
  • “Laying to the Line”
  • Math & Measuring
  • OSHA Certification

The apprenticeship is a four year program in which apprentices gain knowledge and skill of the Masonry Trade. You will be learning on the job along with classroom and shop time. Your apprentice pay will start at 50% of a journey-worker’s rate. Along with wages, you receive union benefits (Medical Insurance and Pensions). As an apprentice, you earn an associate’s degree with Ivy Tech Community College, debt free paid for by Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers. Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers is authentically a earn and learn program built for success.


    • Laying Brick & Block
    • Pointing, Cleaning, Caulking
    • Refractory
    • Flashing & Grouting
    • Scaffolding
    • Welding
    • OSHA Certification
    • History of Organized Labor


    The apprentice classes are held once a week for eighteen weeks starting in November and completing in March. Each class is an eight hour day and will consist of classroom and shop time. Classes are held in winter months so your summer months aren’t disrupted for better opportunities for work.

Who We Are

The BAC 4 IN/KY Apprenticeship & Training Program is committed to developing highly skilled bricklayers and continuing their education of the trade. The program consists of pre apprenticeship, apprenticeship, and certifications for journeyworkers. In maintaining ongoing education, we craft better bricklayers who not only have the skills to create a superior product but who move on to better opportunities. We are vested in our apprentices because overtime these apprentices will be vesting in us.

Our History

The Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 4 of Indiana & Kentucky Apprenticeship & Training Program was established in 1994. All chapters united to create a single apprenticeship under the direction of James Crum. By creating a statewide apprenticeship, Crum was able to maintain a higher standard of training. He developed a program combining knowledge and skill from previous generations leading to today’s highly skilled bricklayer. This apprenticeship continues to succeed in creating the best hands in the business.


Today the BAC 4 IN/KY Apprenticeship & Training Program is under the direction of Roger Jones. He has taken great strides in moving Bricklayer & Allied Craftworkers Apprenticeship forward with today’s initiative. From restructuring schools to updated facilities, Jones continues to maintain a high standard that has kept our apprenticeship authentically an earn and learn, built for success program.

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