Drywall-Lathers install wire mesh (lath) backing, often on a light metal framework called “furring,” to support plaster on both interior and exterior walls and on ceilings and soffits. Drywall-Lathers build walls, ceilings, and soffits by framing with light-gauge rolled steel members and attaching large panels of gypsum and paper called “drywall” to this framing.
They understand the function of these building systems for fire control. Welding is often used in building the steel framing. Drywall-Lathers also attach drywall to wood framing built by carpenters. Drywall-Lathers install doors and window frames and exterior wall covering systems. Drywall-Lathers must be able to lift heavy materials and work in all kinds of weather.
The Drywall/Lathing Apprentice program involves:
- Four years of on-the-job training
- Mandatory classes one week per quarter
Requirements for application:
- Applicants MUST be 18 years of age or a minimum of 17 and have parent or guardian sign their agreements.
- Applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent, or Verified 6 months full time work experience in a construction related trade, or Graduated from an approved pre-apprenticeship program.
- An applicant SHOULD have a valid Drivers License.
- An applicant SHOULD have Reliable Transportation.
Applications are given out Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at:
23217 Kidder Street
Hayward, CA 94545
Applications may be obtained also by calling the number above.