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Carpenters Union opens drywall apprentice program

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The Hawaii Carpenters Drywall Training Fund will accept applications Feb.10-14 for its drywall apprenticeship program.

The program gives participants “the skills, training and work experience they need for a rewarding career in the building industry,” according to news release from the Hawaii Carpenters’ Union.

Those selected for the paid apprenticeship program, which is a combination of classroom hours and on-the-job training, will learn essential drywall finishing skills while working alongside journeymen.

All applicants must meet the following requirements: be seventeen years of age or older; be able to lift 100 pounds; pass a basic math test and interview, and complete a 24-hour pre-selection screening.

Applicants also must provide the following: a photocopy of their high school diploma or equivalent or any reference letters for prior experience within the trade, a photocopy of a legal picture identification, two legal-sized self-addressed stamped envelopes.

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