Michael A. Daukshus

    Masonry Instructor

    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Professional, Vocational II teaching Certificate

    Graduate of Tamaqua High School 1972

    Graduate of Stevens Trade School Masonry Program 1974


    Teaching experience,

    Lehigh Career &Technical Institute; eighteen months teacher assistant masonry/carpentry.  Lehigh Carbon Intermediate Unit 21; eighteen months teacher assistant in the building trades program.

    Monroe Career & Technical Institute; Masonry Instructor fourteen years.

    Lehigh Career & Technical Institute; Masonry Instructor one year.

    Thirty three years in the masonry field including, twenty six years self employed


    Michael A. Daukshus

    Monroe Career & Technical Institute


    194 Laurel Lake Road
    Bartonsville Pa. 18321

    Phone; (570) 629-2001 ext-2234

    Fax:   (570) 629-9698

    E-mail – mdaukshus@monroecti.org


    Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Masonry website at M.C.T. I. If  you choose masonry as a career, you will be part of a world-wide team of professionals who have built exquisite homes and buildings with brick, block, concrete, tile and stone. The masonry program here at Monroe Career & Technical Institute is the first step to become part of this exciting and rewarding career.

    This comprehensive program was designed to teach you how to read blue prints, practice your skills on small and large projects as well as to become familiar with all types of masonry materials such as brick, block, tile, manufactured stone, stucco, and concrete. This is an opportunity for you to become a part of a growing team of professionals or to prepare for your post-secondary education.

    The masonry program is a three to four year program that will provide students with both theory and practical experience. During the four year term of the program the students will be instructed on the following: how to work with tools and equipment of the trade, lay brick and block, concrete work, perform work independently or as a team, learn safety awareness of the trade, blueprint reading, tile setting, stucco, manufactured stone application, build fireplaces and chimneys. Students will also study employability skills, technical and related math including estimation..


    Students have numerous opportunities to obtain on the job experience. Our students also become involved in many community service projects related to their program of study. Qualified students may also participate in our co-op program.