Bricklayer Apprenticeship : Emily Griffith Technical College

Bricklayer Apprenticeship

Do you like working with your hands and building things? Do you want to earn a living while learning a skilled trade? An apprenticeship in bricklaying may be right for you. 

What is a Bricklayer? Bricklayers lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural til, concrete block, cinder block, glass block and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to constructor or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures. 

In an apprenticeship program like bricklaying, you’ll gain experience through on-the-job training and coursework provided by apprenticeship partners. 

High-demand career: Bricklayers are in high demand in the Denver metro area. 

Requirements: If you are interested in the Bricklayer apprenticeship, you must be 18 years or older with a high school diploma or GEd and have reliable transportation to job sites and classes. 

Want more information? Get the Apprenticeship Program Flyer. 

Where can you start your Bricklayer apprenticeship? 

Emily Griffith Technical College has partnered with a number of different unions and trade organizations to offer apprenticeship programs. 

If you are interested in the Bricklayer Apprenticeship, please reach out to one of the partners listed below to learn how to get started. 

Construction Industry Training council Colorado logo

656 Mariposa St
Denver, CO 80204
303-893-1500

Local 7 – Denver, CO Office (For CO and WY)

5201 E 38th Avenue Denver, CO 80207 303-777-0298
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“I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S.”
— Adnan

In Syria, Adnan studied pharmacology in college and worked as a Pharmaceutical Representative and in medical sales for 7 years. When he first arrived here in Denver, he heard about Emily Griffith and started taking English classes. “One of the challenges I faced upon arriving was getting familiar with new words, new language, new environment, new expectations,” explains Adnan. “I had to figure out how to organize my life and my family and how to be successful in the U.S. It was really expensive in Colorado and a challenge to get a job. I got a job as a driver, but it wasn’t in my field and I didn’t make enough to pay my expenses.”

He says that Tiffany Jaramillo helped him in the CAREERS program and once his English was good enough he worked on getting into the Pharmacy Tech program. “I needed to get my high school diploma from my country, but this was too hard because my country was in the war. I had to get the documents I had translated and then work with the Health Science department to get approved with what I had,” explains Adnan.

The Pharmacy Tech classes have had their own challenges for Adnan. “I had to learn a new vocabulary and medical words. My primary language is Arabic and most of the people in my class speak English,” he says. “Mr. Joe has helped me if I need specific or more help or clarifications. He is a helpful man.”

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