What to Expect
The Painter and Decorator program follows the current Alberta Apprenticeship Course Outline (pdf) to ensure all students are provided with appropriate training experiences to successfully pass their apprenticeship examinations.
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend, on average
- 30 hours per week in classrooms and labs, with about half their time spent in each
Training is provided at NAIT's Patricia Campus, 12204 149 Street NW, Edmonton.
Is This Program For You?
People who enjoy working in as painters and decorators tend to prefer work that involves variety, creativity and recognition for their special skills. To be successful in their trade, painters and decorators need
- good colour sense
- manual dexterity
- the ability to lift up to 25 kilograms
- the ability to work at heights
- the strength required to move heavy ladders or set up scaffolding
- a desire to do a precise and thorough job
The School of Skilled Trades wants our first-year students to become confident in their abilities, get connected to NAIT through groups, peers and staff, be supported personally and academically, get motivated to complete their program and most importantly enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.
Being an apprentice student is quite different from being a full-time student. Apprentices are in school for short periods of time and some programs are on satellite campuses. Our goal is to improve communication with apprentices on all campuses to ensure you have access to all the services we have to offer at NAIT for you to be successful.
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