Careers In Construction
Ceramic Tile Layers (Updated January 2017)
Must be at least 18 years old.
Ceramic tile layers install ceramic mosaic quarry marble tile and decorative tiles.
Length of Apprenticeship:
Four years. Apprentices begin by attending a mandatory, unpaid eight-week pre-apprentice session. Apprentices receive on-the-job training five days a week. Apprentices also attend school for eight hours two days per month from September through May.
0 to 1000 hours of on-the-job training: 50% of journeypersons wage
1001 to 2000 hours of on-the-job training: 60% of journeypersons wage
2001 to 3000 hours of on-the-job training: 65% of journeypersons wage
3001 to 4000 hours of on-the-job training: 70% of journeypersons wage
4001 to 5000 hours of on-the-job training: 75% of journeypersons wage
5001 to 6000 hours of on-the-job training: 80% of journeypersons wage
6001 to 7000 hours of on-the-job training: 85% of journeypersons wage
7001 to 8000 hours of on-the-job training: 90% of journeypersons wage
Health and welfare, pension local and international, annuity.
Must have a high school diploma or GED.
Must take and pass an aptitude test.
Must take and pass an oral interview.
Must take and pass a drug test.
Must be able to withstand working on your hands and knees for long periods of time.
Ceramic tile layers work both inside and out.
Recommended Preparatory Classes:
Mathematics, geometry, shop and blueprint reading classes.
Must be able to lift heavy objects.
Complete application at the office. Applications are accepted Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 and 2:30.
Previous construction experience could be beneficial but is not necessary for acceptance.
Take and pass aptitude and drug tests.
Applicants receiving the top scores will receive an interview.
A combination of the aptitude test and the oral interview will determine an applicants rank.
The highest-ranking applicants will be accepted first.
District Council Training Center
2140 Corporate Dr.
Addison, IL 60101