The Chicago Area Drywall Finishers JATC
The Chicago Area Drywall Finishers Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is dedicated to developing Apprentice trainees into skilled professional drywall finishing Journeymen for Painters’ District Council No. 14 and the employer members of Chicago Council PDCA/FCA (the Painting & Decorating Contractors Association & Finishing Contractors Association) and GDCNI (the Gypsum Drywall Contractors of Northern Illinois). The objective of both the JATC programs is to provide the Union Contractor employer with a qualified, highly productive, safe workforce.
Drywall Finishing Apprentices have a two-year Apprenticeship. Their wages increase during that period of time, beginning at 40% of Journeyman Scale and working up to scale. Upon completing all requirements for graduation, the successful Apprentice graduates to Journeyman status.
Coursework during the two years of Apprenticeship includes:
-Automatic Taping Tools
-Brush and Roll
-Hand Embedding & Dry Taping
-Ladders & Scaffolding
-Materials of the Drywall Trade
-OSHA 10 Certification
-Repairs & Corrections
-Sprayed Fire Sealants
-Stilt Safety Certification
-Tools of the Trade
-Wiping Angle Tapes
Applications are taken Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. By appointment only.
To arrange an appointment call 708-449-9022.
-Minimum age, eighteen (18) years old
-High School Diploma or GED Certificate
-Birth Certificate (U.S Citizen) or Alien Registration Card
-Social Security Card
-Driver’s License or State I.D.
Must be able to speak English well enough not to need an interpreter.
ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE ORIGINAL AND IN ENGLISH.
|You are hereby notified than in accordance with the agreement entered into between PAINTERS DISTRICT COUNCIL #14 and MIDWEST WALL AND CEILING CONTRACTORS the following DRYWALL FINISHERS APPRENTICE wage scale is in effect as of JUNE 1, 2017 based on Journeyman rate of $45.55 per hour.|
|About the Drywall Finishers Apprenticeship Program
Mr. Michael L. Krawiec
Mr. Krawiec completed his three-year Apprenticeship and worked for 15 years as a Journeyman painter prior to serving the past seven years as a Specialty Instructor in faux finishes, woodgraining, and marbleizing. His credentials include training certifications from OSHA, IUPAT, Red Cross, and the City of Chicago. He has done ceiling restorations at the Northwestern Medical Library and LaSalle Bank. He holds an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences from Marshall University and received his B. A. degree in Education from the National Labor College in May, 2008.
Mr. Chamorro completed his apprenticeship at Washburne Trade School. He is our 1st bilingual Taping Instructor. Mr. Chamorro was the Taping Superintendent at Kole Construction Co., Inc. for the past seven years and has 18 years experience in the field. Mr. Chamorro specialized in Spraying Fire Sealants and various Level Five Material Finishes. Certifications include OSHA 500, The Finishing Trades Institute Teacher Tech 1 and Ames Tools.
Ms. Zitley “Zita” Mark