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Sign, Billboard, and Display

CONSTRUCTION

Description

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 and the sign. These signs can be made out of metal, vinyl, glass, wood, neon, and plastic.

Career Details

Skills

Students in 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

People who graduate this course of study have a variety of industries to choose from, including the tradeshow industry, sign industry, and screen processing. Several go on to further study graphic design.

Requirements

Before entering the program, students must:

  • Complete the core curriculum with passing scores on all written and performance tests.
  • Meet basic academic requirements in math and reading.
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Credentials

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.

Students who complete a center-based program in the Construction training area can earn nationally recognized credentials from organizations such as:

  • National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Students training in union-affiliated programs can earn a certificate of completion that offers apprenticeship opportunities and on-the-job experience from organizations such as:

  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC)
  • International Masonry Institute (IMI)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE)
  • The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT)
  • National Plastering Industry Joint Apprenticeship Trust Fund (NPIJATF)

Sign, Billboard, and Display Numbers to Know

$40K

National average earning potential for this career

8-12

Months to complete career training program

2

Number of centers offering training in this career

Expectations

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


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