FINISHING TRADES

Floor Covering Installer

These workers install carpet, linoleum, soft tile, artificial turf, vinyl, wood, etc. on floors, walls, and stairs at residential and commercial sites. This includes the preparation of the surface, measuring and calculations, cutting and fitting materials for the best possible finished product.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Local 1238
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact local Training Facility to apply
  • Provide proof of education, driver’s license, auto insurance, I-9 Documents
    * Veterans
    can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Take math and physical assessments
  • Ranked base application and Veteran’s Preference
  • Must contact training facility by first business day of every month to remain on list
Step 3: Start with local 1238
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$15.41 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: WESTERN WASHINGTON PAINTING APPRENTICESHIP

 

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Local 1236
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 17 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Employers may require valid driver’s license and/or drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local union office during posted openings
  • Provide proof of education, proof of age, and copy of DD-214
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.
  • Complete interview
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview, experience, and Veteran’s Preference
Step 3: Start with local 1236
Apprenticeship
  • 8,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through local training facility
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$16.57 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

SEARCH SCHOOL NAME: OREGON SW-WA FLOOR COVERING JATC

 

Calculate Starting Pay With GI Bill ®

Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.