Floor Covering Installation, Pre-Apprentice

Floor Covering Installation, Pre-Apprentice

Potential earnings range:
Per year after graduation

Do you enjoy working and creating with your hands? Enjoy working with a team and problem-solving? Have attention to detail and great organization skills? 

Then you may be a good fit for Job Corps’ Floor Covering, Pre-Apprentice training program. Pre-apprenticeships are focused on preparing students for a successful experience in a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP). That means your hands-on training will be based on industry standards in order to prepare you for high-skill, quality employment. 

On the job, you will ...

  • Lay out and install new floor coverings on new floors or over existing floors
  • Use blueprints to calculate or estimate the amount of material needed  
  • Use sewing and/or glue to join, install and seam carpet edges   
  • Remove old flooring and smooth the surface 

Some of the career options you will have ...

Most Floor Covering, Pre-Apprentice graduates work for construction contractors. Floor covering installers usually work full-time hours during normal day shifts, but many may work weekends depending on the deadlines of construction projects. 

The credentials you will earn ...

In the Floor Covering Installation, Pre-Apprentice training program, you can earn industry-recognized credentials from such organizations as the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) and construction health and safety certifications from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Students should also earn a state-issued learner’s permit and driver’s license upon completion of the program.

What you’ll need to start training ...

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 
  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 
  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 
  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements
* Salary information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics Program and is provided for planning purposes only. Actual salary will depend on student skill level, credentials earned, experience level and location.