Union Painters apply paint, varnishes,lacquers, sealers, stains, etc. using brushes, rollers, and spray guns. Painters apply all types of wallpapers, vinyl wall fabrics and various types of coverings and coatings to interior and exterior building surfaces and to other fittings and furnishings. Painters make all the necessary preparations prior to application including removing old paint to prepare surface prior to painting.
|Starting wage||Apprentice $14.53 hour/Journeyman $29.06 hour|
|Benefits for Apprentices||Medical, dental and vision care for worker and|
dependants after working 130 hours per month.
Vacation and pension available immediately
|Education prerequisites||High School Graduate, GED or equivalent|
|Physical requirements||Must be physically able to do the work of the trade|
|Additional requirements||You must bring the following items the day of the exam|
in order to apply for entry to the program:
Valid California Drivers License
Social Security Card
|Written or oral entry exams||Yes written and oral exams|
|Subjects studied by Apprentices||First Aid CPR|
Ladder & Scaffold Safety (hands on)
Basic Job Safety & OSHA
Brushes & Rollers
Surface Preparation I, II, III
Materials I, II
Sand & Water Blasting
Wood Types/Finishing Materials
Booms/Scissor Lifts & Forklifts
Spray Painting Methods, Equipment, & Safety
Application I, II, III (hands on)
Basic Wall Covering
Equipment & Tools
Color Mixing & Matching
Mechanical Drawing & Blueprints I, II
Estimating Area & Materials
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. Contact the administrative offices.
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
Additional information: International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, Other allied trades with apprenticeship programs: See Carpet, Linoleum & Soft Tile Worker.