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The Masonry Academy

Every year, ten crew members are selected for the Masonry Academy. Crew members are paid $15 per hour for four weeks of hands-on training at Eastern State Penitentiary under the instruction and support of expert masons at Pullman and professional conservators. No experience is required to apply for the Masonry Academy. While working at Eastern State, crew members will learn about the many ways to shape a career in the construction industry and gain the foundational skills needed to kickstart a career as a mason.

Crew members will have the opportunity to interview for a one-month fellowship position with a union contractor at jobsites in Philadelphia. Successful fellows will be considered for full-time employment and a union apprenticeship by that contractor.

The next Masonry Academy will begin in June 2023. Check back soon for more information!



The work of the Preservation Trades Center would not be possible without the tremendous support of our partners Pullman, PowerCorpsPHL, RebuildIMI, and Philadelphia Works.

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