Masonry provides education and training experiences in current and developing technologies and enables students to enter gainful employment and/ or prepare for further education and training.
The curriculum is based on the Associated General Contractor (AGC) national standards and is designed to provide students with the specialized skills, attitudes, and technical knowledge relevant to masonry.
Instructions include, but are not limited to the following:
- Cutting, chipping, and positioning of safety blocks and bricks using bonding material.
- Reading architectural plans
- Proper care, maintenance, and use of tools and equipment.
- Development of decision making and problem solving skills.
- Application of science, mathematics, and communication concepts to solve technological problems.
- Information regarding applicable local, state, and federal safety and environment regulations.
- The jointer and the wall brush
One component of the masonry program is instructed in pouring concrete molds for flower pots, bird baths, picnic tables and benches, stepping stones and yard borders. These items are sold to the general public as a fund- raising project to finance the department and youth organization activities.
"Champions At Work"
Skills USA is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States. Skills USA helps students build self confidence, pride, employability, and leadership skills through competition.