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 WhatcomCounties. 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