SLATE Announces Floorlayers Training School Info Session

Job seekers interested in working as a floorlayer will learn about Union’s apprenticeship program, application process, and employee benefits.

March 18, 2014 | 2 min reading time

This article is 8 years old. It was published on March 18, 2014.


The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) will conduct a Construction Information Session for job seekers interested in working as a floorlayer. The event will take place on Thursday, March 20, at 10 a.m. at SLATE Missouri Career Center (MCC), 1520 Market Street, First Floor Conference Room, St. Louis, MO 63103. SLATE has partnered with Floorlayers Local No. 1310 and the Association for Construction Careers, Education and Support Services (ACCESS) to offer this informational event.

At the information session, counselors from the Floorlayers Local No. 1310 will explain details of their apprenticeship program, answer questions about the application process, and provide career guidance and networking opportunities.

A four-year training program gives floorlayer apprentices the experience they need to install all types of flooring. Areas of concentration include installation of carpet, vinyl flooring, vinyl composition tile, parquet, strip wood, plank, tile and marble. Sanding and finishing wood products are also covered. Completion of this specialized training is required to attain journey-level status. This training can also be applied toward an associate's degree at an area community college.

The character of a room is brought to life by the work of a floorlayer. From carpeting and hardwood to ceramic and resilient flooring, the work of floorlayers empresses warmth, elegance and functionality.

Construction industry sector jobs are predicted to grow significantly between now and 2016. Many floorlayer apprentices will be needed to install floors, as well as to perform maintenance work, such as stripping, sanding and finishing wood floors in buildings or homes that are part of a growing number of major St. Louis area construction projects.

Attendees should bring their resume and dress appropriately. Those not registered with the Missouri Career Centers network will be asked to register onsite. For additional information, please contact Stacey Fowler at


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