Apprenticeship Guidelines & Requirements

Become a Registered Apprentice!
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Registered apprenticeships are formal career-training programs that offer a combination of structured on-the-job training and related technical instruction to provide potential painters and allied trades workers with the high level of skill required to work in the demanding finishing trades.

Apprenticeship training standards are industry-driven; and an industry or program sponsor determines the skill requirements needed to build and sustain a quality of workforce.

Apprenticeships can last from three to four years (occupation-dependent). During this time, apprentices work and learn under the direction of experienced journey workers. Over time, apprentices are provided the diversity and complexity of training that leads to becoming highly skilled in their chosen occupations. As they gain skill, they are compensated through an increase in wages.

General Program Qualifications:

  • Must be a High School Graduate or GED equivalent;
  • Must be 18 years of age;
  • Must be physically capable of performing the work of the trade;
  • Must have reliable transportation; and
  • Must be employed by a contractor who is signatory to the District Council No 6.

Terms of Apprenticeship

Training Length of indentureship is four (4) years for the Glazier, Painter and Sign & Display program. Three (3) years for the Drywall Finishers /Taper program.

Minimum hours of related classroom instruction: 160 hours each year and indenture to the Apprenticeship Committee .

Apprentices must complete an Apprentice Project each year.

Apprentices must complete approximately 1,500 hours of on-the-job training annually.

Related Job Opportunities: Some advance to supervisory jobs.³

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