What Do They Do
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.
Some of the work is done outdoors and depends on weather conditions. While most plastering jobs are indoors, sometimes plasterers work on high scaffolds. Plastering requires considerable standing, bending, lifting and reaching overhead.
Interest and Temperament
The trade requires good manual skills. Persons should enjoy working with their hands and accept working outdoors in various weather conditions.
- Minimum age of 18
- Must be physically capable of performing the work of the trade
Educational Background Recommended
Reading, math, science, mechanical drawing, industrial arts
Admission Requirements of the Joint Apprentice Committee
- High school diploma or G.E.D.
- Drug/Alcohol testing in accordance with the JATC written policy
- Operates under an “Eligibility List” System
Terms of Apprenticeship Training
- Apprenticeship shall be four (4) years
- Minimum of 400 hours of on-the-job training
- Minimum of 144 hours of related classroom instruction per year
- Probationary period 500 work hours
- Indentured to Joint Apprenticeship Committee
- Raises every six months if training hours are secured
Related Job Opportunities
Furniture finisher, wallpaper hanger, estimator, business owner
Application and Information
Toledo Area Plasterers JATC
4535 Hill Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615-5301
Telephone: (419) 531-5911
Fax: (419) 531-4392
The recruitment, selection, employment, training and promotion of apprentices shall be without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, disability/handicap or veteran status.