SLATE Announces Plasterers Apprenticeship Training Info Session

Attendees will learn how to become a Plasterer and join a rich tradition in St. Louis construction.

February 18, 2014 | 2 min reading time

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The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) will conduct a Construction Information Session for job seekers interested in becoming a Plasterer. The event will take place on Thursday, February 20, at 10 a.m. at SLATE Missouri Career Center (MCC) Downtown, 1520 Market Street, First Floor Conference Room, St. Louis, MO 63103. SLATE has partnered with Plasterers Local No. 3 and the Association for Construction Careers, Education and Support Services (ACCESS) to offer this informational event.

At the information session, counselors from the Plasterers Local No. 3 will explain details of their apprenticeship and program requirements, answer questions about the application process, and provide career guidance and networking opportunities.

New plasterers work 90 days as trainees, followed by a three-year, on-the-job apprenticeship. Apprentices must be at least 18 years old, have a high-school diplomas or equivalent, and should appear for a scheduled interview.

Plasterers have a rich tradition in St. Louis construction that spans more than 115 years. They contribute a great deal to the architectural significance of a building. They perform work on both the interior and exterior of buildings using exterior insulation and finish systems, stucco, gypsum plaster, ornamental plaster and fireproofing. Much of the work is performed with a hawk and trowel, which requires a certain level of manual dexterity and attention to detail.

Construction industry sector jobs are predicted to grow significantly between now and 2016. Plasterers will be needed to continue shaping the St. Louis community with work on a growing number of major construction projects. Anticipated developments include Ballpark Village, Cortex, BJC Headquarters, Lord & Taylor, Wells Fargo, Mercedes, Northside Regeneration, Carondolet Coke, and The City Walk, among others.

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, individuals may contact Stacey Fowler, at


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