EDC Offers Free ‘Introduction to Masonry’

People seeking new work skills or career inspiration are invited to a free hands-on tutorial to masonry offered by the San Juan County’s Economic Development Council. The one-day course will be held by Dave Koch, retired bricklayer, on Saturday, December 4th, from 10am to 5pm at Friday Harbor.

Koch has three decades of bricklaying experience and is an excellent teacher. The hands-on curriculum is designed for anyone looking for a job or developing a career that involves working with brick, stone, tile or other masonry components. The EDC believes that this course will be particularly useful for those working in or entering the construction industry. The course focuses on masonry and mortar, the basic masonry skills and introduces tools and skills used in other areas of masonry such as masonry.

Applicants must be 18 years or older, resident of San Juan County, and be attending the course to gain professional skills. The application deadline is November 29th and the number of participants is limited.

To apply, visit the EDC’s website at www.sanjuansedc.org/trades. For more information, email the EDC Trades Coordinator at [email protected]

This course is made possible by the Building Industry Association of Washington, Browne’s Home Center, the Harvest Foundation, San Juan County, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Port of Friday Harbor, and other funders of the EDC’s Trades Training Initiative.

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