WHAT HE DOES:
Plasterers are the building craftsmen who apply plaster to interior walls and ceilings to form fire resistant and relatively soundproof surfaces which may then be decorated. They also apply stucco to exterior walls (exterior insulation finish system) and cast ornamental designs in plaster.
In interior work, plaster is applied to gypsum lath or wire lath, (backing to which plaster adheres), or directly to masonry. In exterior work, the Plasterer applies foam, a cementious base coat, net, and a finish coat to the exterior of the building. For both interior and exterior work, the Plasterer uses a hawk (a square plate of wood or metal) and a trowel to apply the materials.
In recent years, Plasterers have increased the use of machines that spray plaster on walls, ceilings and structural sections of buildings.
- Age – minimum 17 years
- Physically able to perform the work of the trade
- Pre-employment physical examination of each applicant
- High school graduate or equivalent
- Pass a standardized test prescribed by the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOINT APPRENTICESHIP COMMITTEE:
- High school transcript
- Diploma or equivalency certificate
- Birth certificate
- Participate in a personal interview
TERMS OF APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING:
- Length of Indentureship – 6000 hours
- Minimum hours of related classroom instruction – 150 hours each year
- Indentured to the Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
RECOMMENDED HIGH SCHOOL COURSES:
- General Math
- Mechanical Drawing
- General Shop Classes
More Apprenticeship Info
- Apprenticeship Programs
- Introduction To The World Of Construction - By And Through Apprenticeship And Training
- Apprentices Receive Regular Wage Increases
- How To Enter Apprenticeship (Selection Procedure)
- Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee
- Terms Of Apprenticeship
- What Is A Construction Apprentice?