John Kaiser
John Kaiser

brings over 20 years of experience in the painting industry to Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center. He has served as Painting instructor for the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades for nearly 15 years and enjoys sharing his decades of career experience with students.



On the job, you will ... 

  • Apply paint, stain and coatings to walls and ceilings, buildings, bridges or other items such as cars, jewelry and ceramics  

  • Use machinery to apply the paints or use scaffolding and raise ladders 

  • Fill holes and cracks with plaster and putty  

  • Use simple math to calculate the size of an area that needs to be painted 

  • Be organized and able to maintain and clean your workspace and tools 

Some of the career options you will have ...  

Most Painting Job Corps graduates go to work as painters in the public and private sectors. Painters spend most of the time on their feet and must have physical strength and endurance to complete their tasks. Painters work with their hands all day and enjoy a team atmosphere when completing large jobs. Painters complete jobs on location, so it is common to travel quite a bit within the local area. 

The credentials you will earn ...   

Students in the Painting training program earn industry-recognized credentials from organizations such as the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) and certifications in construction safety from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

What you’ll need to start training ...  

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent (can be earned at all Job Corps centers) 

  • Completion of all introductory and career preparation courses 

  • Passing scores on all written and performance tests 

  • Meet academic (math and reading) requirements 

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Painters apply paint, stain and coatings to walls and ceilings, buildings, bridges or other items such as cars, jewelry and ceramics. 

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