FINISHING TRADES

Drywall Finisher

Union

Drywall finishers fill joints between drywall panels with mud, tape all joints and corners, and prepare drywall to be painted. It includes caulking, firestop, and air barrier installation. Walls, soffits, and columns are prepared to high levels of finish with extensive sanding. To work on ceilings and elevated areas, installers and tapers stand on stilts, ladders, or scaffolds.

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GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
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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.