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TILE SETTING

CONSTRUCTION

Tile setters are responsible for installing tile on walls, ceilings, floors, and other surfaces in buildings and residences. *Tile Setting is a Pre-Apprenticeship program, which offers students the hands-on training and education needed to qualify for apprenticeships.   

Career Details

Skills

Students in Tile Setting are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Using a variety of tools to cut and shape tile
  • Installing tile on different surfaces in floors, walls, and ceilings
  • Soundproofing and waterproofing different surfaces in homes or other buildings
  • Grouting and polishing tile
  • Aligning and straightening tile using levels, squares, and straightedges

Career Options

Most Tile Setting graduates work for construction contractors or tile-setting unions. Tile setters usually work full-time hours during normal day shifts, but many may work weekends depending on the deadlines of construction projects.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Have strong math and reading skills.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.

Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

Tile Setting Numbers to Know

$37K

National average earning potential for this career

18+

Months to complete career training program

Expectations

While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:


Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Organizational skills
Physical strength
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Dependability
Integrity
Physical endurance
Steady hands and fingers
Attention to detail
Cooperation
Dependability
Integrity
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Commitment to safety
Monitoring skills
Organizational skills
Teamwork


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