Masonry



This partnership between Kwantlen Polytechnic University and School District No. 42.  It provides a unique opportunity for 
secondary school students* to complete Grade 12 graduation requirements while earning post-secondary credits and certification in the Masonry (Bricklayer) field. Additionally, students will acquire job-ready skills to enter the job market or pursue other 
post-secondary education.
* Qualified Adult students who have not graduated and graduated students (under 19 as of July 1) may be eligible for the  
program. 

The Program
Students will develop the necessary habits concerning safety and the proper use of time, tools, materials, and the work skills 
required to be a competent trade's person in today's workforce. Students who successfully complete the Masonry (Bricklayer) 
Foundation program will receive Level 1 in-school technical training credit and 375 work-based hours towards completion of 
the Masonry (Bricklayer) Apprenticeship program. The program is 5 months (Sept -Jan) Monday – Thurs8:30 – 
3:00 PM. This program is located at Thomas Haney Secondary School.


Program costs:
All Students are responsible for the purchase of books and supplies ($200 is a general estimated cost, which is subject to 
change).
Application fee: $75.00 
Tuition: $0.00

Note:  If graduated cost is $2700

Grading 
The minimum grade for individual courses is 64 percent. An overall GPA of 70 percent or better is required. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program.  Students who successfully complete program will have completed 5 
courses for 20 credits on their secondary school graduation transcript. They will also receive a Kwantlen University certificate 
and apprenticeship level one. 

Program Content 
The standard program consists of the following course content:

Cutting bricks to size using hammers, chisels or power tools.
Laying the bricks in horizontal layers (courses).
Measuring out the work area and laying the first courses according to the architect’s plans.
Mixing mortar, either by hand or with a mixing machine.
Spreading mortar evenly to fix the bricks into place.
Ensuring that the line of the wall is totally straight and level. For this a spirit level or plumb line may be used.
Making access holes in the walls to allow electricians, plumbers and other workers to bring water, electricity and 
commodities into the building.

Requirements:
 A Math 10 (A&W or Pre-calculus) 
• English10 
• Science 10 
• SS 10 
• A Grad Transition plan in place 
• Courses in Tech Ed. are highly recommended
In addition, students must be in good physical condition, demonstrate a high degree of commitment.

Recommended characteristics 
Students entering the Hair dressing  partnership program will have the greatest chance of success if they have the following characteristics: 
Good practical skills.
The ability to work carefully and accurately.
The ability to work as part of a team.
A good awareness of health and safety issues (especially when carrying heavy loads at great heights).
An ability to read technical plans.
A good level of fitness.

Selection priority will be: 
• School District No. 42 High School students who meet qualifications 
• Out-of-district High School students.
 • Adult grads and Adult non-grads.

Application Process:
A student’s application must include the following:
• Most recent Diploma Verification Report - See your work experience coordinator or counsellor.
• Partnership Program Plan - Click Here
• Resume
• Kwantlen Application  - Click Here.  Third Party Release Form: Click Here
• Cover letter indicating motivation and interest in program
• School District No. 42 application form - Click HereCheque payable to School District 42 in the amount of $75.00 (non-refundable)
• Photocopy of Birth Certificate if you are new to the school district 

* Work Experience Form - Click Here *
For More Information about this trade please see the ITA website - Click Here
 

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