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Posted On: Mar 20, 2007

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


 

PAINTERS AND ALLIED TRADES APPRENTICESHIP AND TRAINING PROGRAM

WESTERN AND EASTERN WASHINGTON

PAINTING AND DECORATING. MARINE PAINTER, EQUIPMENT PAINTER, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL PAINTER,

FLOORCOVERING, DRYWALL FINISHER

 

Approval of Apprenticeship Standards adopted November 6, 1939

 

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA COVERED

The area covered by these Standards shall be all of Clallam Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom Counties. The Standards shall also cover that portion of Pacific County north of a line formed by extending the northern border of Wahkiakum County west to the Pacific. For the Traffic Control Painter, the area covered shall be all of the State of Washington, except Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties and that portion of Pacific County north of a straight line made by extending the north boundary line of Wahkiakum County west to the ocean. Marine Painter covers King County only. Drywall finisher, Painter Decorator, and Floorcovering covers all of Eastern Washington

 

DESCRIPTION

Equipment Painters work mainly in shop settings, Marine Painters work on large ships, abrasive blasting, priming and applying finish coats, Painter Decorators paint commercial buildings inside and out, Traffic Control Painters apply the stripes, buttons, and crosswalks to roads and parking lots. Drywall finishers apply tape and joint compound to gypsum wallboard to make it ready for painting. Environmental Painters work on lead and asbestos abatement. Floorcovering apprentices install carpet and soft tile to floors.

 

APPRENTICE PROCESS

We currently have approximately 600 apprentices. All programs require 144 hours of class a year and are 3 year programs, except Floocovering in Western Washington is a 4 year program. Minimum application requirements are 18 years of age or 17 with parental or guardian permission. Must have High School Diploma or GED, and valid Washington State drivers license.

 

JOURNEYMAN PROCESS

District Council #5 provides a wide variety of Journey upgrade classes weekly throughout the year and Certifications in Health and Safety training, including CPR/First Aid, Respirator fit tests, SSPC C-7 Abrasive Blasting Certification, and Lead Abatement.

 

WHO TO CONTACT

Don C. Olson                                                                          
Training Director                                                                     

DC #5 Apprenticeship and Training                                       

6770 E. Marginal Way South                                                   .

Seattle, WA  98108                                                   

206-762-8332                                                                                                                                                   

 

Bob Gratzer

Floorcovering

DC #5 Apprenticeship

6770 E. Marginal Way S

Seattle, Washington  98108

206-762-8332

 

Jim Quade                                                                                

Spokane  509-993-8296                                                            

 

Barb Crawford

Tri Cities   509-949-3991


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