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Sign, Billboard, and Display



Job Corps’ Sign, Billboard, and Display training program is offered through the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT). People employed on this career pathway are responsible for making, erecting and installing or removing signs and billboard displays. This can include designing and lettering signs made from metal, vinyl, glass, wood, neon, or plastic.

Career Details


Students in Sign, Billboard, and Display are trained in the following subject areas:

  • Understanding of graphic design principles
  • Knowledge of computerized letter fabrication
  • Knowledge of screen printing techniques
  • Knowledge of sign installation methods and techniques
  • Blueprint reading
  • Surface preparation

Career Options

Career Options

Most Sign, Billboard, and Display Job Corps graduates go to work for design or printing companies or small shops, or jobs within the trade show industry.


Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete all required activity in the Career Preparation Period, including Career Exploration and Career Success/Workplace Skills.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.


As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your training area that may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.


While on the job, you will be expected to display the following traits at all times:

  • Attention to detail
  • Concern for others
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity

Sign, Billboard, and Display Numbers to Know


National average earning potential for this career

Completion times vary by training area. Check with your admissions advisor.


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