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Hardwood Floor Layers will lay finished floor products and unfinished hardwoods as well as prepare subfloors to accept new hardwood floors. The work is done in both residential homes and commercial businesses and requires the utmost attention to layout and detail. It also requires manual dexterity and, good  hand-eye coordination, and a good sense of design and patterns.


Length36 months
Benefits for ApprenticesPension immediately; vacation after
90 hours of work; medical, dental and vision care
for worker and dependants after 345 hours of work
Minimum age17
Education prerequisitesHigh School Diploma or GED equivalent
or Verifi ed 6 months full time work experience
in a construction related trade
or Graduated from an approved
pre-apprenticeship program.
Valid Drivers License
Reliable Transportation
Pass Drug Screen
Physical requirementsMust be able to perform physical tasks
and activities related to trade
Additional requirementsMust have a drivers license
Should have reliable transportation
Written or oral entry examsNone
Subjects studied by ApprenticesTools of The Trade
Installation of Wood Floors
Athletic Floors
Finishing & Repairing Floors
Blueprint Reading - Basic
Union Benefits Presentation
Blueprint Reading - Advanced
Building Materials


Contact: Carpenters Training Committee For Northern California Local 3 J.A.T. & E.C. 800 Chadbourne Road Fairfield, CA 94534 Octavio Soto District Coordinator.

Applications: Mon. thru Fri. 8 am to 5 pm @ all Carpenters Training Committee District Offices & at 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 Employment Development Department 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: Bricklayers & Allied Craft Workers Local 3. Other allied trades with apprenticeship programs See Tile Layer and Tile Finisher in this book Also see Marble Mason, Marble
Finisher, Terrazzo Worker, Terrazzo Finisher and Pointer-Cleaner-Caulker.