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PAINTER/DECORATOR


Painters/Decorators apply coats of paint, varnish,
staining, enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior
or exterior surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of buildings and
other structures. Additionally, they may also prepare and cover
room interior walls and ceilings with wallpaper, fabrics, vinyls,
and other materials.


Length of Apprenticeship:

Three (3) years

Apprentices spend 960 hours in the classroom
during the three years of the program.

Apprentices receive on-the-job training for
four days per week and attend school one day per week.

Wage Information:

First Day of Employment – Initiation Day
(Permit)
40% of Journeyman’s Wage
Initiation – 40 days of completed classroom 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
41 days – 60 days of completed classroom + on the job training 65% of Journeyman’s Wage
61 days – 80 days of completed classroom + on the job training 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
81 days – 100 days of completed classroom+ on the job training 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
101 days – 120 days of completed classroom + on the job training 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
121 days – Date of Contract Expiration + on the job training 90% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level +3240 on the training 100% of Journeyman’s Wage

 

Benefits:

Welfare, Pension.


Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years old.

Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate.

Must be a U.S. citizen or have filed for
citizenship.

Must have a letter of ‘intent to hire’ from
a prospective employer.

Must have reliable transportation.
Must be physically fit to perform the job.


Working Conditions:

Painters work both inside and out.


Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Mathematics, art, and drafting classes.


Abilities:

Must be able to work at high levels with
ladders and scaffolds.

Must be able to lift at least 80 pounds.


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)

Previous experience with painting/decorating
is beneficial.


Entry Process:

Complete application. (Applications are
available Monday – Friday, excluding school holidays, from
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. You must call before attempting to
get an application.)

NOTE: You must present your
high school diploma/G.E.D. certificate, state i.d. or driver’s
license; social security card; a birth certificate or resident
alien card at this time.

Meet with the coordinator.
Applicant receives a list of prospective
employers.

Applicant must seek a job.
Once hired, prior to starting work, the applicant
must again meet with the coordinator and present a letter
of ‘intent to hire’ from the contractor stating name, address,
telephone number, social security number and starting date
of employment pending drug test.

Applicatn must take a drug test withine 48
hours or two working days after presenting letter of intent.

Applicant must pay a $536 non-refundable
permit fee to P.D.C. #14

Apprentices will begin school within 30- 90 days
after receiving the work permit.

 

Contact:
Chicago Area Painting and Decorating Joint Apprenticeship and
Training Committee
(708) 449-5282
1101 Taft Avenue
Berkley, Illinois 60163

 

Coordinator:
Michael Krawiec


 


 

PAINTER/DRYWALL FINISHER

Jobsite pictures.

 

Painters apply coats of paint, varnish, staining,
enamel, or lacquer to decorate and protect interior or exterior
surfaces, trimmings, and fixtures of buildings, abrasive blasting
and other structures. Additionally, they may also prepare and
cover room interior walls and ceilings with wallpaper, fabrics,
vinyls, and other materials. Drywall finishers perform taping,
surfacing, and finishing of all drywall surfaces.


Length of Apprenticeship: Three (3) years

Minimum of 600 hours of classroom instruction.

Apprentices must receive on-the-job training
for nine out of 10 days.

Apprentices attend school one day in 10 during
the week. (No Pay)

Wage Information:

Pay increases are determined on a six month basis, based on the amount of hours worked and course credits.

1st six months 40% of Journeyman’s Wage
2nd six months 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
3rd six months 55% of Journeyman’s Wage
4th six months 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
5th six months  70% of Journeyman’s Wage
6th six months  80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage


Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension.


Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 17 years old.
Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.
certificate or a copy of transcripts.

Must be a legal resident.

Must have access to reliable transportation.

Must have a clear interest in, and willinness to learn.

Must arrive to the job site and apprenticeship classes on time.

Must follow the Rules and Regulations of the apprenticeship.

 
 


Working Conditions:

Painters work both inside and out and travel
from jobsite to jobsite.


Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Mathematics, blueprint reading, art and geometry.


Abilities:

Must be able to work at high levels with
ladders and scaffolds.

Must be able to lift and carry at least 80
pounds.

Must be able to work in confined spaces.

Must be able to get to job sites all around
Northern Illinois.


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)

Previous experience with a painting/drywall
finishing contractor is beneficial.


Entry Process:

Complete application. (Applications are
available all year)

The number of applicants accepted into the
program will be determined by the demand for labor.

 

Contact:
Painters & Allied
Trades District Council #30 Joint Apprenticeship & Training
Fund

(630) 966-1450
1905 Sequoia Dr. Suite 101

Aurora, IL 60506
Coordinator:
Stephen J. Lefaver


 


 

PIPEFITTER


The work of a pipefitter includes: laying out
piping systems for their construction and installation; supporting
pre-fabricated items; assembling equipment and appurtenances
(both new and existing); and maintaining the systems
and equipment. Systems that a pipefitter works on may include:
steam; condensation; water; drain lines; air; gas; chemical;
hydraulic; lubrication; heating & refrigeration; and process
piping. Pipefitters work in industrial, chemical, power, and
wastewater treatment plants. Additionally, they work in refineries,
hospitals, and most commercial, residential, and industrial
buildings.


Length of Apprenticeship: Five (5) years

 

Year 1  44 weekdays paid

Year 2 – 44 weekdays paid

 

Year 3 – 44 weekdays paid
Year 4 – On the job training.

Year 5 – Paid at Journeyworker scale – All OJT  Training


Wage Information:

Apprentices earn a percentage of the Journeyman’s
wage rate. Specific wage information will be given to accepted
applicants.

Benefits:

Health and Welfare Insurance, Pension and
401K plan.


Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years old.
Must possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
certificate. (A copy of diploma/certificate plus grades
must be submitted.)
and birth certificate.

Must pass a written aptitude test.
Submit a personal experience form.
Must pass a hair fillicle drug test.

Must show a birth certificate.
Must have reliable transportation.
Must have a valid driver’s license.


Working Conditions:

Pipefitters work both indoors and out and
in all types of weather conditions. Work is frequently performed
at high altitudes or in tunnels below ground. Also, long travel
times may be required.


Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Reading, mathematics, science, algebra, geometry,
and shop classes.


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)

Experience with jobs in construction that
require using motor skills or working with mechanical equipment
is useful.


Abilities:

Must be able to work at high altitudes.

Must be able to work in confined spaces.

Must be able to maintain passing grades and
attendance.

Must have an aggressive work ethic.


Entry Process:

Must complete application on-site. Necessary
paperwork must be provided upon arrival. A $20 application fee
is required (Cash or Money Order only). (Applications
are available on the first Wednesday of every month from 8:00
a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)


Take and pass a written aptitude test. 
Submit a personal experience form.
Pass a urinalysis drug test.


Contact:

Pipefitters Local 597
(708) 326-9240
10850 W. 187th St.
Mokena, Illinois 60448
Admissions Director

Adam Sutter

asutter@pftf597.org

 


 


 

PLASTERER


Plasterers finish interior walls and ceilings
by using a one, two, or three coat system. They install insulated
finish systems, apply stucco to exterior walls and ceilings,
and soundproof and fireproof buildings.


Length of Apprenticeship:

Four (4 ) years

Apprentices attend classroom instruction
one day per week.

Wage Information:

First Six Months 50% of Journeyman’s Wage
Six Months – One Year 55% of Journeyman’s Wage
First Year – Year and a half 60% of Journeyman’s Wage
Year and a half – Two Years 65% of Journeyman’s Wage
Two Years – Two and a half Years 70% of Journeyman’s Wage
Two and a half – Three Years 75% of Journeyman’s Wage
Three Years – Three and a half Years 80% of Journeyman’s Wage
Three and a half Years – Four Years 85% of Journeyman’s Wage
Journeyman Level 100% of Journeyman’s Wage

 

Benefits:

Health & Welfare, Pension, Retirement Savings.


Basic Requirements:

Must be at least 17 years old.
Must have a high school diploma or a G.E.D.

Must have a valid driver’s license.
Must have own transportation.
Must be able to read, write, understand,
and communicate the English language.


Working Conditions:

Plasterers work inside and out. Work may
be somewhat seasonal.


Recommended Preparatory Classes:

Mathematics, mechanical drawing, science,
and shop classes.


Abilities:

Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Must be able to work at high levels from
scaffolds and ladders.

Must be able to handle a large amount of
bending and stretching.


Work Experience: (Helpful, but not necessary
for acceptance.)

Familiarity with construction work of any
kind.


Entry Process:

Applicant must secure employment on their own
with a signatory plastering contractor(A list of signatory
contractors is available at the union office)
and submit
a letter of intent on the employer’s company letterhead

Applicant must pay the Apprentice Initiation
Fee within six months of employment.

Applications are accepted every 2nd & 4th Thursday each month between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm. Applicants must appear in person to file the application.

 


Contact:
Plasterers Local 5 Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
(708) 544-9100

739 25th Ave.

Bellwood, Illinois 60104
Coordinator:
John Manley

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