Laborer trying to become a mason
by Remy Simoneaux
(Walhalla SC, U.S.)
I have been working with my father in laws masonry company as a laborer and have become quite interested in working my way up to becoming a mason. In my shed out back I've been diligently practicing laying block and brick and block but i am a little discouraged. Most of the guys who work for my father in law have been there for a really long time, and most of them started out laboring for about three years before becoming masons. I don't know if thats the average amount of time it takes but i dont think i need that much time.
What is the average time it takes to go from a laborer to a mason, and what can i do to expedite that process.