Carlo Franco 26


Bricklayer


My grandfather came to Canada in 1952 and worked as a bricklayer all his life and my dad was a mason all his life too.  He wanted me to go to university because he always told me masonry is hard work.  It is, but I like hard work and I really didn’t like school that much.  My dad used to let me help him on jobs on the weekends sometimes; making his paste and carrying bricks and stuff like that. He taught me how to work with bricks and stone and that’s what I did for summer jobs as a helper. He worked for a home builder and we did most of the exterior walls but what I really liked was working with different materials inside on fireplaces, fancy bathrooms and things like that.  I knew that’s what I wanted to do for my career.  I like making things and making sure they done right and I like the fact that you never know what you are going to be building on the next job. When I was a kid when we were on the bus in the city, my dad would point out all kinds of different buildings that he worked on and I could see how proud that made him.  So we made a deal that I would work at this job for one year and if I didn’t like it then I’d go back to school for business.  But I loved it.  That was five years ago and I still love my job.  I make great money and I’m getting married next year so I’ve been able to save enough to get our first townhouse. The funny thing about it all is that my dad is really happy now too because my goal is to work for myself and own my own masonry company someday so I’m taking some business courses at night to help me get there.
What to Expect
Carlo Franco

Bricklayer

My grandfather came to Canada in 1952 and worked as a bricklayer all his life and my dad was a mason all his life too.  He wanted me to go to university because he always told me masonry is hard work.  It is, but I like hard work and I…
Read More

Bricklayer
Essentials Skills


  • Reading Text
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Document Use
Financial Expectation

Bricklayer

Education Roadmap

Bricklayer

Career ETA: 3 years

Read More


Back to Dashboard