Hi Trayvon, I'm a college advisor in Texas, and in order to become a bricklayer you need a High School Diploma or equivalent, like a GED, and then you need to complete an apprenticeship program where you'll be paid to learn this skill (this is completed both in a classroom environment and out in the field). From what I can tell there are several apprenticeship programs in and around Rockford. I'd recommend you check out this website:
(the 5th person down on the page is a contact there in Rockford). I hope this helps!