Bricklaying dates back to the beginning of civilzation and has been handed down from generation to generation. Some of the world greatest construction achievements have been constructed with masonry. Egyptian Pyraminds required thousands of workers to place stone. The Pantheon Dome in Rome is amazing, Cathedrals throughout the world are astonishing, the Washington Monument and just about every other Monument you can think of have been of Masonry. Most of all the higher education universities across the land have chosen masonry for it's strength, durability and distinguishing beauty. As trained Brick Masons we have continued to adapt throughout the years to keep up with modern design and technology, and to this day we still hold true to the original techniques of our craft. 

We train using many of the same tools and techniques Masons used 5000 years ago. Our program has been training Union Brick Masons, Marble Setters, Stone Masons, Pointers, Caulkers, Cleaners and Refractory Specialist in Southern Califorina for well over 100 years.

This trade reqiures a special breed for we are some of the hardest workers society has to offer.  The International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers is the oldest continuously running Union in the Northern Continent. We have been here for ever and we continue to push forward. Each day we are rewarded by the Strength and Beauty we leave behind. The pride you feel to drive by a building and say to your family "I built that" is unmeasured. Only those seeking a rewarding and challenging life should apply.

As an added bonus you will reap the benefit of being a UNION member. As an indentured apprentice you will join the Bricklayers & Ailled Craftworkers Local #4 where you will be on the road towards a safe work enviroment, living wages, full HEALTH CARE and PENSION. This is your opporuntiy to receive affortble Health Care for you and your family. Have the peace of mind knowing every hour you work is will have long lasting benefits.   

The Brick Masons Apprentice Training Program admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion or gender to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the apprenticeship program.

It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies.


Steve Sianez 
Apprentice Instructor

Steve has over 30 years of experience as a journeyman and foreman in the masonry industry. Steve has proven his leadership skills throughtout the years while overseeing many high profile jobs as a foreman.  Steve continues to translate his years of experience into practical teaching of the trade and has received good results in the process. 

Adriana Hernandez
Office Manager

Office Manager, Adriana Hernanadez, has been handling this office for nearly a decade. Adriana processes all apprentices, On the Job Training (OJT) and Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI). If you have any questions pertaining to your OJT and RSI give Adriana a call.  

Robert Collins 
Apprenticeship Director

Robert graduated from the Brick Masons Apprenticeship program back in 1986. During his apprenticeship he won First Place at the Western States Brick & Tlie Contest. As a journeyman he served as a delegate to the IU Convention for Local 13,  Long Beach. Robert has enjoyed a career as a bricklayer and foreman for 24 years.  For the last 9 years he has served local 4 as a Fleid Representative and recently accepted the position as Apprenticeship Director.