Northern California Plasterer’s JATC

Our apprenticeship program is administered by the Northern California Plasterers Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) and covers all 46 Northern California Counties. Its purpose is to train apprentices to become journey-persons in the plastering industry. The Northern California Plasterers JATC committee, through its state approved standards, operates this apprenticeship program.


Our apprenticeship is four years in duration. Apprentices will receive wage increases every six months provided they have met the minimum on-the-job training hours and have attended classes regularly. Prior experience credit is possible. The Committee and your employer will evaluate you and decide if you are entitled to any prior experience credit.

The Apprentice Plasterer

During the course of their apprenticeship, apprentice plasterers will receive classroom and hands-on instruction in most aspects of the plastering industry

Apprentices will work toward becoming a skilled journeyperson in the plastering trade. A journey-person will be asked to perform various phases of plastering in both commercial and residential construction.

Upon completion of her/his apprenticeship, the skilled plasterer should be able to face any and all challenges of an ever-changing industry. As time goes on and her/his skills are recognized, the journey-person may become either a foreman or superintendent.

Minimum Requirements

  • You must be 18 years of age or older.
  • You must have a high school diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or equivalent.
  • You must provide a valid California Driver’s License

Equal Employment Opportunity

The selection of apprentices is made on the basis of qualifications alone without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual preference, or national origin.

For Further Information…

Contact the Northern California Plasterers Joint Apprenticeship & Training Committee

Matthew Ledoux

Program Director

Main Office:

1555 Overland Ct.

W. Sacramento

CA 95691

United States

(916) 261-2428

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