WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?
An apprenticeship program is a training program that consists of paid On-The-Job training and mandatory classroom instruction. Workers who join these programs are called apprentices. Throughout the three years of the Tile Layer and the two years of the Tile Finisher apprenticeship, the apprentice will be receiving instructions and experience in all branches of the trade that are necessary for the development of a skilled Tile Layer or Tile Finisher. The apprentice will perform other duties that are commonly related to this apprenticeship.
Tile Layers are also called Tile Setters. They install ceramic or stone tile that you see in showers and tubs, on kitchen countertops, floors, stairs, building exteriors and many other areas. Many times they install a thick mortar base of sand, cement and lime to create a flat or curved surface for the tile installation. They may work in residential construction or on large commercial projects. Work is both indoors and outdoors and may involve scaffolding.
TILE LAYER APPRENTICESHIP
The Tile Layer apprenticeship is a three-year program. A Tile Layer will have to complete a total of 5000 On-The-Job training hours, obtain in school 90 Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI) credits, and have current CPR/1st Aid certificates in order to become a Journeyman Tile Layer.
A Tile Finisher works together with a Tile Layer to create installation of ceramic or stone tile. The Tile Finisher fills in joints, cleans and polishes finished surfaces, which may include showers, tubs, countertops, floors, stairs, building exteriors, ceilings and others. They may also perform finish caulking. The Tile Finisher does most of the setting up of materials at the job and cleans up afterwards. They mix all mortars, by machine or by hand mixing using a mixing hoe. Tile Finishing is very active work and is often strenuous. Work is both indoors and outdoors and may involve scaffolding.
TILE FINISHER APPRENTICESHIP
The Tile Finisher apprenticeship is a two-year program. A Tile Finisher will have to complete a total of 2100 on-the-job training hours, obtain 49 Related Supplemental Instruction (RSI) credits and have current CPR/1st Aid certificates in order to become a Journeyman Tile Finisher.
The Northern California Tile Industry Training Center offers professional education and quality training in ceramic, glass, porcelain, and stone tile installations for the tile craft workers.
Our number one goal is to provide the best classroom and hands-on training for our future Journeymen Tile Layers and Tile Finishers.
WHAT YOU WILL GET!
- Craft specific training
- Up to date codes and standards
- Safety training
- Advance training
- New product presentations
- Hands-on training
- Veterans may also qualify for VA benefits through GI Bill
- Apprentices may earn pay increases at 6 months intervals
OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE AT:
- Local Apprentice Contest
- Western States Contest
- National Apprentice Contest
- California DAS Certificate of Completion and wallet card
- U.S. Department of Labor Certificate of Completion
TILE LAYER/TILE FINISHER APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
- 18 years old at time of application.
- Possess High school diploma or GED or achieve a passing score on the NCTI JATC entrance exam.
- Physically able to perform the work.
- Willing and able to attend classroom training.
- Abide by Rules and Regulations of the NCTI JATC.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for the Tile Apprenticeship Program are accepted Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 11:30 am. Please bring the following document:
- Apply in person with your valid driver’s license or photo ID
- Bring high school diploma, GED, or official transcripts
WHERE TO APPLY
Apply in person at NCTI JATC located at 600 Pinnacle Place, Livermore, CA 94550
♦♦♦ The NCTI JATC Apprentice Training Program admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion or gender to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the apprenticeship program. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion or gender in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs (if any), and other school-administered programs. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.♦♦♦