Plasterer Apprenticeship

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*Statistics retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What Does a Plasterer Do?

Plasterers apply coats of plaster, cement, and stucco to interior and exterior walls, ceilings and partitions of buildings and structures to produce finished surface according to blueprints, architect's drawings or oral instructions using hand and portable power tools.  They install prefabricated exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS) over existing walls and cast ornamental designs in plaster.

Tasks:

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What Are the Working Conditions?

Plasterers work outside on scaffolding when applying stucco or exterior wall insulation and decorative finish systems.  Plastering is physically demanding, requiring considerable standing, bending, lifting and reaching overhead. The work can be dusty and dirty, and plaster materials may irritate the skin and eyes.

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How is the Training Structured?

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What are the Application Requirements?

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What Skills Should I Possess?

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Who Should I Contact In My Area?

Northeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin   Kathy O'Sullivan
Northeast WI Area Masonry JAC P.O. Box 19042
Green Bay, WI 54307-9042
Phone: (920) 437-9311
Fax: (920) 437-6091
Burt Harding

Northwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin   Burt Harding
Ben Stahlecker
Northwestern WI Area Masonry JAC 770 Scheider Rd
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: (715) 835-5164
Fax: (715) 835-7788
Travis Ludvigson

Southeast

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin   Sandy Destree
Sandy Martin
Madison Area Cement Masonry JAC 1201 Post Rd
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 288-0599
Fax: (608) 288-0598
Debbie Schanke
Tri-County Area Trowel Trades JAC 3030 39th Av
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-1680
Sandy Martin

Southwest

Committee Name Contact This Committee: OR Contact Your BAS Representative:
ABC of Wisconsin   Kathy O'Sullivan
Mary Harrington
La Crosse Area Masonry JAC 1920 Ward Ave Suite 2
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 787-0500
Kathy O'Sullivan
Madison Area Cement Masonry JAC 1201 Post Rd
Madison, WI 53713
Phone: (608) 288-0599
Fax: (608) 288-0598
Debbie Schanke

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Additional Resources

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics maintains information on all occupations. For more information on the Plasterer trade in the United States, visit:

http://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/construction-laborers-and-helpers.htm

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Sources: Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards Position Descriptions,
Apprenticeship in Wisconsin Handbook