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The Work
Plasterers finish interior walls and ceilings of buildings, apply plaster on masonry, metal, wirelath or gypsum. They also apply cement on masonry, metal, and wirelath (stucco).

Working Conditions
Seventy-five percent of this work is done outside on scaffolds. The work can be seasonal depending upon weather conditions, with intermittent periods of unemployment. Most of the work is done commercially, but some is residential. The work involves heavy lifting, bending, climbing and standing.

The Apprenticeship
This program requires 6,000-7,000 hours (three to four years) of on-the-job training with an additional 144 hours of classroom supplemental training per year.

Apprenticeship Entry Requirements

  • At least 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Current Washington State driver's license.
  • Social security card.
  • Physically fit to perform work of trade.
  • Must have own transportation to get to job sites.

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