In basketball, "laying a brick" is not a good thing. But for eight apprenticeship students who took part in a bricklaying competition at Madison College, it's as good as it gets.
The contest, which included students from Madison, Baraboo and Janesville, took place at the college's Commercial Ave. campus. Madison College apprentice Amber Weissmann was one of the few females to take part in the competition. She'll be moving on to the state contest in April.
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The Dept. of Workforce Development says the need for bricklayers is expected to jump about 6 percent during the next 5 years. Experienced bricklayers make about $63,000 or more a year.
Want to work in the bricklaying/masonry industry? Madison College's apprenticeship program will provide the foundation for a successful career.