PLASTERER

Plasterers provide the interior and exterior finishes of buildings and houses, using primarily hand tools and a wide variety of materials. Machines are also used to apply plastering materials, but handcraft skills are the majority of the work. Conventional plaster, veneer plaster, stucco, exterior insulated finish systems, and fireproofing are but a few of the products that are
used in the plastering industry.

SELECT AN APPRENTICESHIP LOCATION

Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association

Local 72 & Local 478
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Obtain application either online or by contacting the local training facility
  • Complete application and return via mail, email or fax to

Cement Masons and Plasterers Training Centers of Washington
PO Box 81044
Seattle, WA 98108
Fax: 206-762-0896
Email: concretetraining@msn.com

  • Include copies of driver’s license; diploma, GED, or transcript; DD-214; and social security card or other valid I-9 Documents

* Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.

Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Complete physical assessment
  • Attend an 80 hour job readiness class
Step 3: Start with local 72 or local 478
Apprenticeship
  • 7,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through  or  Renton Technical College
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000-2,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6-12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$13.96 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association

Local 528
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Obtain application either online or by contacting the local training facility
  • Complete application and return via mail, email or fax to

Cement Masons and Plasterers Training Centers of Washington
PO Box 81044
Seattle, WA 98108
Fax: 206-762-0896
Email: concretetraining@msn.com

  • Include copies of driver’s license; diploma, GED, or transcript; DD-214; and social security card or other valid I-9 Documents

* Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.

Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Complete physical assessment
  • Attend an 80 hour job readiness class
Step 3: Start with local 528
Apprenticeship
  • 7,000 hours / 4 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through  Renton Technical College
Wages
  • Start at 60% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5% pay increase after every 500-1,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 3-6 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Base Rate:
$23.56 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association

Local 82
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications
  • 18 years of age
  • Physically able
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must pass drug screen test
Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Apply at local training office
  • Provide copies of driver’s license; diploma, GED, or transcript; DD-214; and social security card or other valid I-9 Documents
  • Complete interview and orientation

* Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.

Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview
  • Placed on ready to dispatch list
Step 3: Start with local 82
Apprenticeship
  • 7,000 hours / 4-5 years on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through  Mt. Hood Community College
Wages
  • Start at 55% 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:
$16.83 + Benefits
* Not Currently GI Bill Approved *
 

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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.