Professional painters and decorators apply paint, wallcoverings and other finishes and materials to interior and exterior surfaces of buildings and other structures. They estimate material quantities, clean and repair surfaces for priming and painting, recommend and mix colours, apply paints, varnishes or sealers, and hang wallcoverings. This trade also uses power tools such as paint spray guns, operates sand blasting equipment and applies industrial coatings. As popular residential and commercial trends change, painters and decoratiors must be aware of continual product changes and choices. The painting and decorating trade is often involved in new construction, repair, alteration or remodelling work, or employed by contractors or organizations that own or manage large buildings such as apartment complexes or schools.
The NAIT Job Readiness training program is a hands-on course, designed to prepare successful students for entry-level apprenticeship trade positions in the Painting & Decorating Trade where they can work towards Painter & Decorator Journeyman status.
Painters and decorators work with Painting Contractors, Painting and Decorating businesses or become self-employed. Women and men within the trade take pride in their attention to detail and creative solutions for residential, commercial or industrial construction solutions. There continues to be strong employment demand for these trades people.
Painting & Decorating is generally a three year long Apprenticeship including time in the trade plus Apprenticeship Board Exams before reaching Journeyman status.
Successful graduates of the NAIT Painting and Decorating Job Readiness program will receive a certificate upon completion of the program. They will also attend a one day 8-hour long Rigging and Safety course that they receive a wallet card certificate for upon successful completion.
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