TILE

TILE APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

  • Applicants should be in good physical condition and be able to lift at least 50 lbs. at least waist height repetitively
  • All applicants should have a valid Minnesota Drivers License and a reliable form of transportation
  • Tuition cost is approximately $350.00 per semester, $700.00 per year to be paid by the student. Payment options are available.

PLACEMENT IN THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

There are three methods used to gain access to our Apprenticeship Program these options are listed below:

    • Pre-Job Training
    • Sponsorship
      • The procurement of employment with a Signatory Contractor. If an individual finds a contractor that is willing to sponsor them as an Apprentice, that person may begin as a first year apprentice in the Fall semester. A list of Signatory Contractors is available online at www.bac1mn-nd.org/tile

DETAILS ABOUT THE SIX-WEEK PRE-JOB TRAINING PROGRAM

In the event of a higher demand for apprentices in a given year, the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) may opt to conduct a separate summer training session. This session is named "Pre-Job" or "Pre-apprenticeship Training."

This Session consists of six continuous weeks of mostly practical exercises. The intent of this format is to expose potential apprenticeship candidates to the basics of the trade. The training days run from 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Upon successful completion of the Pre-job training an attempt would be made to find a placement for the Pre-apprentice with one of our signatory contractors.

This training session will also provide a tremendous opportunity to become familiar with conditions that an apprentice may encounter on an actual project site.

A few of the topics that will be covered in this six-week program are listed below:

  • Methods of cutting tile, grout and surface, mix mortarts, epoxy resins and adhesives
  • Preparation of walls, floors and countertops
  • Work on ethics and apprentice conduct/attitude
  • Project neatness and quality of overall workmanship

The students that are accepted into this program will be informed by mail.

  • This six weeks of training will cost the student $200.00
  • There will be a midpoint exam administered to evaluated the feasibility of the individuals continuation in the program
  • A student that successfully completes the pre-job training will be granted 665 hours of work experience to apply toward their 4000 hour total hour requirement
  • Ideally the student would remain gainfully employed with their assigned contractor and would resume training at the training center in September 2016 as a registered first year apprentice

Please read frequently asked questions and answers before filling out the pre-job application. You will also be asked to submit resume and completion certificates for schooling and work history. Please have those available or email to admin@bactraining.org

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THE REGISTERED TILE FINISHER TWO YEAR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

This program is a two-year program that requires the completion of 4000 hours of on the job training as well as 144 hours per year of related class room training.

  • The training year runs from the beginning of September through the end of April
  • In order to fulfill the 144 hours of related training requirement students must attend classes one evening every week
  • The first year training courses concentrate on the development of manual skill such as grouting proficiently with a grout float, measurement skill, and tile cutting. This year is approximately 70% practical training, job-site preperation; 30% theoretical classroom training.
  • The second year training courses involve the refinement of manual skills with more complex projects such as beginning layout, the use of a variety of materials and patterns. This training is about 70% practical and 30% classroom

Apprentices in this program also receive OSHA 30 hour safety certification course, the scaffold safety course, PRO-10, and first aid, AED, and CPR Training.

SCALE OF TILE FINISHER APPRENTICESHIP WAGES

MAY 1ST, 2015 THOUGH APRIL 30TH, 2016

TAXABLE HOURLY RATE

METROROCHESTERDULUTH
1000 HOURS 60%OR $13.70 $12.60 $11.09
2000 HOURS 70%OR $16.21 $14.40 $12.72
3000 HOURS 80%OR $19.21 $16.20 $14.34
4000 HOURS 90%OR $22.19 $18.01 $15.97
JOURNEYMAN’S WAGE $24.47 $18.03 $17.59

NOTE:

Taxable Income: Base Rate + Vacation Pay + IU Dues = Taxable Hourly

Metro Journeyman Example: $22.85 + $.50 + $1.12 = $24.47

Each area has different wage scales and benefit packages. To view the full package that would apply to you follow this link to the 2015 wage addendums.

WHAT WE EXPECT AN APPRENTICE TO LEARN IN ON THE JOB TRAINING

A. Grout & Surface (All Types of Tile & Techniques) 1150 Hours
B. Methods of Cutting Tile 350 Hours
C. Preparation of Walls, Floors & Countertops For Mortar Installation 750 Hours
D. Mix Mortars, Epoxy Resins & Adhesives 750 Hours
E. Handle & Move Job-site Materials from Stockpile to Point of Installation 550 Hours
F. Clean, Treat & Seal Surfaces (All Techniques)400 Hours
G. Use & Maintain Tools & Equipment 50 Hours

TOTAL OF 4,000 HOURS OF ON THE JOB TRAINING REQUIRED

THE REGISTERED TILE LAYER TWO YEAR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

This program is a two-year program that requires the completion of 6000 hours of on the job training as well as 144 hours per year of related class room training.

  • The training year runs from the beginning of September through the beginning of May
  • In order to fulfill the 144 hours of related training requirement students must attend classes one evening every week
  • The first year training courses involve the refinement of manual skills with the introduction of projects including beginning blueprint reading, layout, safety and the use of variety of materials. This training year is about 70% practical and 30% classroom training.
  • The second year training course involves complex advanced blue print reading, the use of natural stoning, the introduction or more complex projects complex layouts and a review of all materials old and new. This years course concentrates more directly on the technical portion of the trade. The second year consists of approximately 60% classroom and 40% Shop Training.

Apprentices in this program also receive OSHA 30 hour safety certification course, the scaffold safety course, PRO-10, and first aid, AED, and CPR Training.

SCALE OF TILE LAYER APPRENTICESHIP WAGES

MAY 1ST, 2015 THOUGH APRIL 30TH, 2016

TAXABLE HOURLY RATE

METROROCHESTERDULUTH
2000 HOURS 91%OR $26.87 $27.04 $22.52
4000 HOURS 94%OR $27.68 $27.86 $23.21
6000 HOURS 97%OR $28.49 $28.69 $23.90
JOURNEYMAN’S WAGE $29.30 $29.51 $24.59

NOTE:

Taxable Income: Base Rate + Vacation Pay + IU Dues = Taxable Hourly

Metro Journeyman Example: $27.00 + $1.00 + $1.30 = $29.30

WHAT WE EXPECT AN APPRENTICE TO LEARN IN ON THE JOB TRAINING

A. Repare & Patch Tile Work 300 Hours
B. Layout Work & Basics 160 Hours
C. Float, Screed, & Scratch Wall as Preparation (Vertical & Horizontal) 1040 Hours
D. Install all other Types of Substrates (I.E, Blueboard, Dura-Rock and other moisture Resistant Back-up Materials) 750 Hours
E. Work Walls (Residentail & Commercial) 1165 Hours
F. Prepare & Install Showers & Jams 635 Hours
G. Prepare & Install Countertops, Pullman & Sinks 400 Hours
H. Prepare & Install Floors & Steps (All Types) Including Precast 580 Hours
I. Work Quarry Tile of All Types In All Applications 390 Hours
J. Prepare & Install Ceilings 200 Hours
K. Prepare & Install Mantels & Hearths, Swimming Pools, Dones, Arches, & Columns 150 Hours
L. Clean, Treat & Seal Surfaces Including Waterproofing & Caulking (All Techniques) 180 Hours
M. Gouting (All Processes) 100 Hours

TOTAL OF 6,000 HOURS OF ON THE JOB TRAINING REQUIRED