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Union Drywall/Lathers install metal stud framing, drywall, and lath according to layout plans, blueprints, and specifications. They frame and construct walls and ceilings using hammers, electric screw guns, electric drills, electric saws, laser leveling and plumbing devices, powder actuated tools, arc welders, routers and door planners as needed for the construction of a building including the heavy gauge framing and application for the exterior of the project.


Length48 months
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical, dental, & vision care for worker and
dependants after 3 months; vacation after 6
months; annuity after one year; pension
between 25 and 30 months
Minimum age18
Education prerequisitesApplicants must have a High School Diploma
or GED equivalent
or Verified 6 months full time work
experience in a construction related trade
or Graduated from an approved
pre-apprenticeship program.
Physical requirementsMust be able to perform physical tasks
and activities related to trade
Additional requirementsValid California Drivers License
Reliable Transportation
Pass Drug Screen
Written or oral entry examsNone
Subjects studied by ApprenticesDrywall/Lathing
Trade Safety
Commercial Framing Systems and Fire Stop
Doors, Frames, Hardware & Windows
Blueprint Reading
Applied Blueprint Technology
Residential Metal Stud Framing
Exterior Systems & Trims
Interior Metal Lath Systems
Shaft Protection & Ceiling Systems
Arches, Furring & Advanced Systems
Hardware & Windows Techniques


Contact: Carpenters Training Committee For Northern California 800 Chadbourne Road Fairfield, CA 94534 Octavio Soto District Coordinator.

Applications: Mon. thru Fri. 8 am to 5 pm at all Carpenters Training Committee District Offices. Office closed 12 to 1 pm daily. Applications may be printed online or picked up at any Carpenters Local
Union Office, Apprentice Training Center or EDD in your area

How do new apprentices get their first job? Applicants are placed on a list. When new apprentices are needed, applicants are taken from the top of the list.

Additional information: Carpenters Training Committee For Northern California.