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Union Tile Finishers are employed by ceramic tile contractors to mix mortar, install grout, clean finished surfaces, stock materials, and perform other duties on new and remodeled construction. A Tile Finisher does most of the setting up of materials at the job and cleans up afterward.


Length24 months
Benefits for ApprenticesMedical, dental and vision care for worker and
dependants, pension, annuity and vacation
Minimum age18
Education prerequisitesHigh School Graduate, GED or equivalent
Physical requirementsMust be able to perform physical tasks and activities
related to trade
Additional requirementsValid California Driver’s License or
Valid California Photo ID
Written or oral entry examsNone
Subjects studied by ApprenticesCraft specifi c training
Up to date codes and standards
Safety training
Advance training
New product presentations
Hands-on training


Contact: Northern California Tile Industry Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee BAC Local 3 15091 Wicks Blvd. San Leandro, CA 94577 Lupe Ortiz, Coordinator.

Applications: Applications accepted Monday’s only from 9 am to 11:30 am. Please bring your Driver License or photo ID and your diploma, GED, or official transcripts.

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: Northern California Tile Industry Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee.