What is a Drywall/Lather?

These specialized workers create spaces out of metal studs, drywall and lath. This trade is an integral part of the interior systems of construction. Drywall/lathers bring the building project to a finished look. Their specialized skills are brought into play as they read blueprints and understand building specifications. They do acoustical ceilings, raised flooring systems for computers, metal framing, wall partitions and office furniture systems. In the industry they are also call interior systems carpenters.

How do I qualify?
  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Shall be physically fit for work

  • Must have reliable transportation

  • Must have a Social Security card, a valid driver's license and either picture ID, birth certificate or U.S. work permit

  • Each applicant must file a written application furnished by and completed at the apprenticeship office

  • Passing of a drug test is a condition of acceptance into the apprenticeship program

What are the program specifics?
  • Length of program - 4 years

  • Related classroom instruction with college credits

  • Starting pay is 55% of current journeyman rate

  • Pay increases every 750 hours on the job

What do I need to apply?

Applicants must have the following minimum tools:

Utility knife, Lather hatchet or drywall hammer, 16' to 25' tape, Nail pouch and tool pouch, 8" nippers, 2 grease or felt pencils, Hard pencil, Tin snips - aviation, Kick jack, Small keyhole saw, 2 - 4" C-clamps, Chalk box and chalk, 12 oz. Plumb bob and 1/2" small cold chisel
Where do I apply?

Arizona Drywall/Lather Apprenticeship

2625 W. Holly

Phoenix, Arizona 85009

(602) 272-6547

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