DRYWALL TRAINING - ILLINOIS

ABC is the world leader in apprenticeship and craft training in the merit shop construction industry.

What Drywall Professionals Do

Once the interior of a building is roughed-out, painters and drywall professionals finish the walls and ceilings to make the surfaces clean, consistent, and attractive.  They help make the building ready for occupancy.  Drywall is the “skin” of a building’s interior; paint and other surface finishes are like a cosmetic.

Drywall Installers cut, fit, and fasten sheets of drywall to the inside framework of buildings.  The sheets are generally in a standard size (4’x8’), and some custom cutting is almost always required to fit the design.  Drywall Finishers prepare the panels for painting by taping and finishing the seams where the sheets of drywall come together.  They also sand and prepare the surface to receive its final finish coat.

How Much Can I Earn?

As an entry level drywall professional, you can start at $10-$12 per hour. As you learn and increase your skill set, you can advance to $16 per hour.  An experienced professional can make upwards of $56,000 a year!

What Can I Expect from a Career in Drywall?

If you are interested in handling a variety of tools, good at visualizing, and can do accurate work, drywall can be a great career.  It requires hand-eye coordination, physical strength, and strong math skills.  Drywall is challenging and satisfying work.  No day or project is ever the same.  It can be physically challenging – there is standing, climbing, and bending involved, as well as standing on stilts.  It is also mentally challenging – the ability to visualize and to calculate dimensions quickly is a big part of the job.  Someone who can do careful, neat work and needs little supervision is a good candidate.  Drywall professionals generally work indoors.

How do I Get Started?

Call us today at 847-709-2960, or fill out the form on the right and we will contact you ASAP to get you started!

If you are not in Illinois, you can also contact your local ABC Chapter for information in your area on training and job opportunities.  There are 75 ABC Chapters nationwide; you can find a complete listing at www.abcil.org.

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