Every apprenticeship is different. Check with your local union.

All IUPAT (International Union of Painters and Allied Trades) apprentice training incorporates health and safety as well as skills training. Apprentices also receive wages and get periodic pay raises.

Program length: 36-48 months

Starting wage:  approximately $13.98-$15.43 per hour (varies by county)

Information obtained from: www.iupat.org

The length of apprenticeship varies for the programs.

Sign and Display apprenticeships are typically two-year on-the-job training as well as classes to enhance skills and ensure the apprentices are educated in all facets of the job.

Painters, Drywall Finishers and Floor Covering apprenticeships usually are three-year programs.

Glaziers apprenticeships usually are four years.

Once an apprentice has reached full skills and becomes a journey-level worker, our union still provides free training.