A Carpet, Linoleum and Soft Tile Worker installs carpet, Linoleum, Soft Tile, Rubber Tile, Laminate Flooring, Vinyl Composition Tile, Sheet Vinyl and a variety of specialized flooring. Duties include installing carpet, linoleum, and soft tile on floors, walls, and stairs at residential and commercial sites as well as preparation of surfaces, measuring, calculations, cutting and fitting.

Length48 months
Starting wageApprentice $14.13 hour/Journeyman $28.25
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical, dental and vision care for worker and dependants after working 130 hours per month. Vacation and pension available immediately
Minimum age18
Education prerequisitesHigh School Graduate, GED/equivalent
Physical requirementsYes, must be physically able to perform the work of the trade
Additional requirementsYou must bring the following items the day of the exam in order to apply for entry to the program your current valid California Drivers License and your valid Social Security Card
Written or oral entry examsWritten test and Oral Test
Subjects studied by ApprenticesFloor Preparation
Blueprint Reading
Installation of Sheet Goods,
Carpets, and Laminates
Heat Welding
Safety and OSHA regulations

Contact: The District Council 16 Journeyman & Apprentice Training, 865 Stillwater, Unit 7, West Sacramento, CA 95605, Alex Beltran – Director of Training.

Applications:  You must make an appointment in advance to be able to register for the program. You may appear on a scheduled test date by 8:00 am to see if space is available that day. There is no guarantee you will be allowed to test that day.  Auxiliary testing may be added as needed. 9:00 am second Tuesday of the month Apprenticeship Training Center.

How do new apprentices get their first job?  The applicant must seek his/her own employment from participating employers after meeting the qualifications to enter an apprenticeship program.

Other allied trades with apprenticeship programs:  The District Council 16 Journeyman & Apprentice Training.

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