About the Painters USA apprenticeship program
For young people starting out or adults without commercial painting and coating experience, Painters USA offers an apprenticeship program based on Department of Labor Apprenticeship guidelines and NCCER accredited craft training programs.
As an apprentice, the employee begins learning in a controlled environment, with a mix of classroom and hands-on training. We make sure new hires either have or get trained to earn an OSHA 10 card, while supervisors get more extensive training to earn an OSHA 30 card.
To increase the successful onboarding of new hires and the continued growth of existing employees, Painters USA also sponsors a formal mentoring program we call the Ally Platoon program. With guidance from a mentor, new hires are introduced to a career ladder, which begins with the New Hire 90 Day Program and continues with our NCCER Four Year Apprenticeship Program and various training certifications. Moving forward, we work with employees to develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in alignment with their goals and create action plans to ensure success.
Value to our commercial / industrial clients
Through our apprenticeship program, even the newest crew members have a strong foundation that empowers them to work on complex projects and job sites.
- Professional painting and coating techniques.
- Instruction in the tools and equipment they will be using.
- OSHA workplace safety practices and protocols like ladder and electrical safety, heavy equipment operation, safe climbing procedures, CPR, and first aid.
- Ability to communicate effectively with crew members and clients.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Safety, quality outcomes, and efficiency are important to commercial and industrial businesses. Those benefits can only be delivered by painting and coating contractors with a commitment to crew training and skills development, like Painters USA.
About DOL Apprenticeship
The US Department of Labor issues guidelines for formal Apprenticeship programs via the agency’s Employment and Training Administration. The goal is to provide high-quality job training services that promote pathways to economic liberty through enhanced employment opportunities and business prosperity.
For more information, you may go to the DOL Apprenticeship website.